Game 22: Finish the sweep

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The Yankees finally got some better health news in advance of tonight’s game against Boston. After the previous week’s constant barrage of injuries, the team finally has one player returning in Aroldis Chapman. Zack Britton (9 appearances), Chad Green (9), and Adam Ottavino (11) have worked quite a bit this season, so Chapman’s return offers a bit of a reprieve to Aaron Boone’s hard-working relief crew. I imagine we’ll see Chapman in tonight’s game regardless of a save situation or not. But before Chapman makes his season debut, we’ll see the following lineups square off as the Yankees seek to sweep this four game series:

Boston Red Sox (6-16)

  1. Kevin Pillar, CF
  2. Rafael Devers, 3B
  3. J.D. Martinez, DH
  4. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  5. Christian Vázquez, C
  6. Michael Chavis, 1B
  7. Alex Verdugo, RF
  8. José Peraza, LF
  9. Jonathan Araúz, 2B

LHP Martín Pérez

New York Yankees (15-6)

  1. Aaron Hicks, CF
  2. Luke Voit, 1B
  3. Clint Frazier, RF
  4. Gleyber Torres, SS
  5. Gary Sánchez, DH
  6. Miguel Andújar, LF
  7. Thairo Estrada, 3B
  8. Erik Kratz, C
  9. Tyler Wade, 2B

LHP Jordan Montgomery

As you can see above, Boone’s giving Gio Urshela the night off. Sánchez sort of has the night off, too. No Brett Gardner or Mike Tauchman vs. a lefty, either. Finally, Andújar returns to the lineup after he was recalled for DJ LeMahieu.

There are some potential thunderstorms in the area but this game shouldn’t be in jeopardy. It’s a 7:05 p.m. EDT first pitch on YES and MLB Network (out of market only). WFAN and WADO have the radio calls.

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1 Comment

  1. MikeD

    With DJLM projected to be out two to three weeks, I’d give more of the starts at 2B to Estrada. Wade makes more sense as the back up because of his speed and defensive versatility, but as the regular, everyday player, I’d go with Estrada. Carries stronger bat potential and is a plus fielder in his own right.

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