Game 22: Deivi Day

(Erik Boland)

At long last, Deivi García returns to the big leagues to make his 2021 regular season debut. He takes Nick Nelson’s roster spot, who was optioned after yesterday’s loss in Cleveland. It’s unclear how long García will remain with the Yankees, but for now, the team decided a sixth starter was necessary during this 13 games in 13 days stretch. If the team sticks with a six man rotation for this period, García could start again on Sunday against the Tigers.

A familiar face gets the ball on the other side of tonight’s pitching matchup. It’s former Met Matt Harvey, who has pinballed around the league in recent seasons but is now entrenched in the Orioles rotation.

Here are the lineups behind both starters:

New York Yankees (9-12)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 1B
  2. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
  3. Aaron Judge, RF
  4. Rougned Odor, 2B
  5. Gio Urshela, 3B
  6. Gleyber Torres, SS
  7. Aaron Hicks, CF
  8. Gary Sánchez, C
  9. Clint Frazier, LF

RHP Deivi García

Baltimore Orioles (9-12)

  1. Cedric Mullins, CF
  2. Trey Mancini, 1B
  3. DJ Stewart, RF
  4. Maikel Franco, 3B
  5. Austin Hays, LF
  6. Pedro Severino, C
  7. Ryan Mountcastle, DH
  8. Freddy Galvis, SS
  9. Ramón Urías, 2B

RHP Matt Harvey


  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that capacity at outdoors stadiums can increase from 20 percent to 33 percent beginning on May 19. That could mean as many as 18,000 fans at Yankee Stadium from that date on.
  • The Orioles called up reliever Jay Flaa and demoted Zac Lowther after this one. I had thought Lowther might start Wednesday’s game, which is still listed as TBD for Baltimore. I guess not.
  • Luke Voit is doing baseball activities at the Alternate Site, but no live at-bats just yet. Aaron Boone didn’t put a date on the first baseman progressing to that step. (Max Goodman)
  • More injury updates: Zack Britton is scheduled to get on a mound at the end of the week. Clarke Schmidt has begun a throwing program. (Marly Rivera)
  • Mike Ford and others grew mustaches at the Alternate Site, and the players there expected whoever was called up first to shave it. Ford didn’t. (Lindsey Adler)
  • In case you missed it: the latest episode of our podcast is out.

Tonight’s game begins at 7:05pm and can be seen on YES and heard on WFAN. Enjoy the game.


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  1. Jim

    Odor batting 4……..on the road……

    • Gerreddardit Cole

      I love it, Jim. Odor was such a great find and he’s given this club life. Stanton seems to do well in the 2 hole. Harvey is washed up. Deivi should dominate.

    • S

      Batting the worst hitter in the lineup 4th, what’s wrong with that?

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