Game 118: Try not to lose another series in Toronto

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The Yankees have lost two straight after winning all of their games in August up until Friday. Regardless of how today goes, it’s been a successful couple of weeks.

Still, the Pinstripers are on the verge of losing their second series in Toronto this season … in two attempts. They lost two of three in Toronto and the Jays seem to give the Bombers fits in ways the rest of the AL East does not.

After needing seven innings out of the bullpen yesterday, the Yankees called up two extra arms to carry the burden for the next couple days, but let’s get to the lineups before introducing the new faces.

Yankees (76-41)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Gary Sanchez, DH
  4. Gio Urshela, 3B
  5. Brett Gardner, CF
  6. Gleyber Torres, SS
  7. Mike Ford, 1B
  8. Austin Romine, C
  9. Mike Tauchman, LF

RHP Masahiro Tanaka

Blue Jays (49-71)

  1. Bo Bichette, SS
  2. Cavan Biggio, DH
  3. Freddy Galvis, 2B
  4. Randal Grichuk, RF
  5. Justin Smoak, 1B
  6. Teoscar Hernandez, CF
  7. Derek Fisher, LF
  8. Brandon Drury, 3B
  9. Reese McGuire, C

RHP Trent Thornton

News & Notes

  • Roster Moves: The Yankees called up RHP Brady Lail and LHP Joe Mantiply while placing LHP Stephen Tarpley on the IL and sending down INF Breyvic Valera. Giancarlo Stanton was moved to the 60-day IL as a formality.
  • Gleyber is back in the lineup while Didi and Cameron Maybin sit for the day.
  • Tarpley has apparently been dealing with elbow issues this season (and getting treatment for that) and spoke up about it after yesterday. His velocity had been down from last September, but that also may have been from pacing himself for longer outings.
  • Lail, 26, has been a career Yankee minor leaguer who gets his first taste of the Majors. An 18th-round pick in 2012, he reached Triple-A in 2015 and has been shuffled between Trenton and Scranton ever since. He can go multiple innings and has 2.79 ERA in the Minors this year.
  • Mantiply, meanwhile, just started his second turn in the NYY system after coming over in a trade for cash considerations a few days ago. The 28-year-old has all of five MLB games with Detroit 3 years ago and has been working 1-3 innings an appearance with Louisville before his trade.

The game is set for a 1:07 p.m. start on YES. Enjoy!

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  1. You can’t predict baseball.

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