Game 147: Piggyback to Business

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UPDATE: Game has been postponed and will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader tomorrow. J.A. Happ will start Game 1 and Sabathia/German will handle Game 2.

Yesterday’s game was as much of a disaster as a non-injury-filled September game against the hapless Tigers can be. The defense was bad, the pitching was worse. It’s not going to be on any highlight reels for the 2019 Yankees.

But today brings the promise of something new which is actually something old, the return of CC Sabathia. It’ll be Sabathia for 2-4 innings followed by Domingo German for 2-4 innings. Outside of the opposition, it’s a potential postseason preview of how the Yankees could deploy their starters.

Opposing them will be Matthew Boyd, a breakout starter who struck out 13 Yankees in April. He’s fallen back to league average in the second half, yet he’s better than anything Detroit threw out there last night.

To the lineups!

Yankees (95-51)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 3B
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Gleyber Torres, 2B
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  5. Gary Sanchez, C
  6. Didi Gregorius, SS
  7. Luke Voit, 1B
  8. Clint Frazier, LF
  9. Cameron Maybin, CF

LHP CC Sabathia

Tigers (43-100)

  1. Victor Reyes, CF
  2. Harold Castro, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, DH
  4. Jeimer Candelario, 1B
  5. Dawel Lugo, 3B
  6. Christin Stewart, LF
  7. Travis Demeritte, RF
  8. Jake Rogers, C
  9. Willi Castro, SS

LHP Matthew Boyd

News & Notes

Tonight’s game is on YES and WFAN with a 6:40 p.m. first pitch. There are heavy thunderstorms in the forecast, so we may be looking at a twin bill Thursday instead. Any weather updates will be posted here.

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1 Comment

  1. RetroRob

    This feels like it’s heading to TJS for HIcks. It’s unfortunate that he’s caught in a bit of a murky zone. Recovery time for TJS and position players is much quicker than pitchers, but it’s still a 6-8 month process. The longer he’s stuck in neutral the longer it will be before he returns if he goes under the knife. Could be next June. I guess that’s more job security for Gardner (not that he needs it) and Tauchman.

    Unfounded fear: They’ll declare he won’t need surgery next month, but then he will come next April and he’ll miss the 2020 season!

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