For the seventh and hopefully final time this season, the Yankees will play a doubleheader.
Of the six they’ve played thus far, the Pinstripers have swept five and split another, though only two of the teams they’ve faced are in real postseason contention (Rays, Mets). This will be their first of the set with September rosters, meaning neither team should be short on arms.
Game 1 features J.A. Happ against Matt Boyd with Happ coming in with 15 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. The second game pits the tandem of CC Sabathia and Domingo German against Spencer Turnbull.
We’ll have a recap up after both games are done, but here are the Game 1 lineups for now:
- DJ LeMahieu, 2B
- Aaron Judge, RF
- Edwin Encarnación, DH
- Luke Voit, 1B
- Didi Gregorius, SS
- Gio Urshela, 3B
- Cameron Maybin, CF
- Clint Frazier, LF
- Austin Romine, C
LHP J.A. Happ
- Victor Reyes, CF
- Jeimer Candelario, 1B
- Miguel Cabrera, DH
- Ronny Rodríguez, 2B
- Dawel Lugo, 3B
- Christin Stewart, LF
- Travis Demeritte, RF
- Jake Rogers, C
- Willi Castro, SS
LHP Matthew Boyd
News & Notes
- Though some may be down today, the Yankees have 15 available relievers listed on their lineup card with Stephen Tarpley activated from the IL. He pitched one rehab game with Trenton on Tuesday.
- Luis Severino tossed 64 pitches for Trenton last night. He will re-join the team in Toronto and make his MLB season debut Tuesday against the Angels at Yankee Stadium.
- Dellin Betances will pitch Friday for Trenton in Game 4 of the ELCS.
- Giancarlo Stanton will play in instructs this weekend and could return to the Yankees early in next week’s homestand. !!!
- Yankees will have a bullpen game Sunday in Toronto, but Jordan Montgomery could return to start.
- The Yankees’ magic number to win the division is 8. Their magic number for homefield advantage throughout the postseason is 16.
Both games today will be on YES and WFAN. First game is at 1:10 p.m. and the second game will start about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first one.