Well, last night happened, huh? Read about it from Randy here; that’s all that needs to be said about it.
As for today, Jordan Montgomery takes to the hill against to lead the Yankees after an awful defeat. He’ll face the Rays for the second start in a row and will be opposed by Tyler Glasnow.
The lineup backing Montgomery up will be:
- DJ LeMahieu, 1B
- Aaron Judge, RF
- Aaron Hicks, CF
- Giancarlo Stanton, DH
- Gleyber Torres, SS
- Brett Gardner, LF
- Gary Sánchez, C
- Gio Urshela, 3B
- Rougned Odor, 2B
The Tampa lineup opposing Monty will be:
- Yandy Díaz, 1B
- Randy Arozarena, RF
- Austin Meadows, DH
- Mike Brosseau, 2B
- Manuel Margot, LF
- Francisco Mejía, C
- Joey Wendle, 3B
- Willy Adames, SS
- Brett Phillips, CF
Boone said that you can expect a lot of DJ LeMahieu at 1B and Rougned Odor at 2B for the foreseeable future. Seems the Jay Bruce experiment is over.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 17, 2021
If this is the case, the Yankees should just drop Bruce from the roster as soon as they can. Mike Ford can’t be up yet because of the ten day rule for options, but he should be up to replace Bruce soon.
With 12 hours to digest last night's game, Aaron Boone was asked this morning how concerned he is about this club…— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) April 17, 2021
He said he's more "pissed off" than concerned and that he and the coaches "expect better" from this team.
Might this be the first time Boone and his coaches speak for fans? Perhaps!
Enjoy the game, folks (shouldn’t be hard compared to last night) and check back here later for takeaways and any news.