Game 10: Home in Philly

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Today’s going to be weird in a few ways. Not because the Yankees and Phillies are playing a straight double header, but rather, how it’ll be done. The Yankees are the “home” team for the first of these two games even though the game is at Citizens Bank Park. This is a result of yesterday’s postponement due to Tropical Storm Isaias. The other oddity is the length of today’s games. Both will be seven inning affairs as agreed upon a week ago by the league and union.

The Yankees are putting its seven game winning streak in the hands of JA Happ, who’ll face a righty-heavy Phillies lineup. The only lefty Joe Girardi penciled in to his starting nine is Bryce Harper, as Didi Gregorius and Jay Bruce sit. This’ll be a tough matchup for Happ, who struggled against the lowly Orioles in his first start of the season.

The Phils have prize offseason signing Zack Wheeler on the bump. He’ll face a bit of a different Yankees’ lineup, as you’ll see below. No Giancarlo Stanton, no Gary Sánchez, no Luke Voit, and no Gio Urshela. Unless we hear otherwise, it’s not a surprise that Aaron Boone is resting some guys considering today’s double dip. With that, here’s how things are lineup up:

Philadelphia Phillies (1-3)

  1. Andrew McCutchen, LF
  2. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
  3. Bryce Harper, RF
  4. J.T. Realmuto, C
  5. Jean Segura, SS
  6. Scott Kingery, 2B
  7. Phil Gosselin, 3B
  8. Roman Quinn, CF
  9. Kyle Garlick, DH

RHP Zack Wheeler

New York Yankees (8-1)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Aaron Judge, DH
  3. Aaron Hicks, CF
  4. Gleyber Torres, SS
  5. Mike Ford, 1B
  6. Miguel Andújar, 3B
  7. Mike Tauchman, RF
  8. Kyle Higashioka, C
  9. Brett Gardner, LF

LHP JA Happ

This one gets underway at 4:05 p.m. EDT on YES and FS1 on TV. Radio broadcast are the usual: WFAN and WADO. Once this one ends, the backside of the double header will start roughly 35 minutes after.

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3 Comments

  1. Gerreddardit Cole

    Another productive outing for Happ. At least Higgy and Gardy gave us a fighting chance.

  2. Brian Morales

    A lineup where Miguel Andujar is only the 6th best hitter is still pretty good

  3. Gerreddardit Cole

    Best we can hope for is a split today, Bobby. Happ is going to get bombed like usual. Outside of DJ and Judge this is a very weak lineup. In a DH there’s usually one game you just punt and Boone probably realizes this is it. The only saving grace will be that the mop up relievers don’t have to soak up another 2 innings. I kind of like the 7 inning DHs. Makes the games go by quicker and puts less emphasis on the SP which benefits our bullpen oriented staff.

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