Game 119: Prepare for trouble, and make it double

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Team Yankees, blast off homers at the speed of light. Surrender now, Orioles, or prepare to fight.

Back in a non-Pokemon reality, the Yankees have a doubleheader — hopefully their last of the season — against the last-place Orioles. The Bombers are 13-2 against the O’s and have hit an MLB-record 52 homers against them this season. With the same homer-prone pitching staff in place, I’d expect a few more dingers today.

The Yankees have played five doubleheaders this year and swept four of them, including their last two as well as the May 15 one against the Orioles. The Pinstripers haven’t lost both ends of a twin bill since Aug. 30, 2017 against the Indians.

Here are the lineups for Game 1.

Orioles (39-78)

  1. Hanser Alberto, 3B
  2. Trey Mancini, 1B
  3. Anthony Santander, RF
  4. Renato Nunez, DH
  5. Jonathan Villar, 2B
  6. Pedro Severino, C
  7. Jace Peterson, LF
  8. Stevie Wilkerson, CF
  9. Richie Martin, SS

RHP Gabriel Ynoa

Yankees (77-41)

  1. Brett Gardner, CF
  2. Gio Urshela, 3B
  3. Didi Gregorius, SS
  4. Gary Sanchez, C
  5. Gleyber Torres, DH
  6. Mike Tauchman, LF
  7. Cameron Maybin, RF
  8. Mike Ford, 1B
  9. Breyvic Valera, 2B

LHP James Paxton

News & Notes

It’ll be a 1:05 p.m. start on YES for Game 1. It should be sunny and around 300 degrees Kelvin out there, so perfect summer weather. Enjoy!

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1 Comment

  1. Brian M

    Gio-dude, I choose you!!

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