- Height / Weight
- N/A / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/17/1995 (24)
The Yankees put a smacking on Dobnak early and the fans piled on. LeMahieu started the game off with a double and Encarnacion drove him in later that inning. The real damage came in the third inning, when Dobnak couldn't get a single out and ended up leaving the bases loaded for Tyler Duffey, who ended up giving up a Grand Slam to Didi Gregorius. Dobnak was put into a tough situation, and he performed how most of us expected. The Yankees ended up winning 8-2, and will face off Monday night in Minnesota as the Twins try to avoid a sweep.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak will start Game 2 of the ALDS Saturday with Jake Odorizzi taking the ball in Game 3 Monday. Odorizzi was originally expected to start Game 2, but nothing was officially announced until Friday when Twins manager Rocco Baldelli confirmed the rookie will take the ball in Yankee Stadium. Dobnak pitched well across three levels sporting a 2.57 ERA in Double-A, a 2.15 ERA in Triple-A, and a 1.59 ERA in 28 1/3 Big League innings this season. Despite his success this year, pitching in the postseason will be a different test. He is not a strikeout pitcher, his highest strikeout rate at any Minor League level is 23.5 percent, and will face a potent Yankees lineup. His main appeal in DFS will be he should be the lowest owned pitcher on the slate.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak will draw his first career start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Dobnak has been impressive in the minors, so he's earned the right to pitch at this level. He has three appearances in the majors and has yet to allow an earned run. He's not a recommended streaming option against the Red Sox offense, but could be a useful fantasy option if he stays in the big league rotation.