Game 105: Salvage a win at Fenway

The last three days … It’s not what you want.

The Yankees have set all the bad pitching record you could want over the last seven days and it’ll be up to Domingo German to put the team back on the right path. Of course, he has to contend with the same Boston offense that has flummoxed the Yankees’ pitchers, starting or otherwise, all series.

To make matters more difficult, Chris Sale will be on the bump opposing him. Don’t let his 4.00 ERA fool you: He can bust out eight innings of one-run ball with 13 K at the drop of a hat. The Yankees are 2-0 against him this season, though this is their first meeting with the lanky lefty at Fenway Park.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

Yankees (66-38)

  1. Aaron Hicks, CF
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  4. Luke Voit, 1B
  5. Didi Gregorius, SS
  6. Gleyber Torres, 2B
  7. Gio Urshela, 3B
  8. Cameron Maybin, LF
  9. Austin Romine, C

RHP Domingo German

Red Sox (59-47)

  1. Mookie Betts, RF
  2. Rafael Devers, 3B
  3. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  4. J.D. Martinez, DH
  5. Andrew Benintendi, LF
  6. Brock Holt, 2B
  7. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  8. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
  9. Sandy Leon, C

LHP Chris Sale

News & Notes

  • CC Sabathia was placed on the 10-day IL with knee inflammation and the Yankees called up Tyler Wade in his spot. Aaron Boone wouldn’t commit to it being just a 10-day tuneup for CC, so this may be a slightly longer IL stint for the veteran lefty than normal.
  • Part of why Wade got the call-up is DJ LeMahieu remaining sidelined with a groin issue. He’s an emergency option tonight, but hopefully will be back by Tuesday’s series opener vs. Arizona. May be worth the IL stint at this point.
  • Luis Severino and Dellin Betances are still progressing in their rehab, and Boone said that Severino is ahead of Betances. I’m not clear if there’s a timeline at this point.
  • J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka will be the starters against the D-backs this week.

It’s a 7:05 p.m. start on ESPN and should be a warm evening in Boston. The Yankees’ play get much worse than the last three days, but as with anything in life, it can indeed get worse. Let’s hope that isn’t the case!

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2 Comments

  1. Idaho Nuke

    What is going on in Queens?

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