Game 3: Rubber game

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The first rubber game of the Yankees’ 2021 season has arrived. It would be nice to see the Yankees take it from a division rival that figures to be one of its competitors this season, don’t you think?

It’s also Domingo Germán’s first regular season appearance since 2019 after serving a suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy. Germán was dominant in spring training and won a rotation spot over Deivi García. We’ll see if that carries over to this early season matchup against Toronto. Here are the lineups:

Toronto Blue Jays (1-1)

  1. Marcus Semien, 2B
  2. Cavan Biggio, 3B
  3. Bo Bichette, SS
  4. Teoscar Hernández, RF
  5. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B
  6. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF
  7. Randal Grichuk, CF
  8. Joe Panik, DH
  9. Alejandro Kirk, C

RHP T.J. Zeuch

New York Yankees (1-1)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Aaron Judge, DH
  3. Aaron Hicks, CF
  4. Gleyber Torres, SS
  5. Jay Bruce, 1B
  6. Gary Sánchez, C
  7. Clint Frazier, RF
  8. Gio Urshela, 3B
  9. Brett Gardner, LF

RHP Domingo Germán

News & Notes

  • Minor lineup shuffling today: Giancarlo Stanton gets the afternoon off, Aaron Judge slides to DH, Clint Frazier shifts to right field, and Brett Gardner makes his first start of the season.
  • Closer Aroldis Chapman’s two-game suspension for throwing at Michael Brosseau last year is now complete. He’s available for this afternoon’s game.

It’s a bit warmer today in the Bronx, albeit with a little more cloud coverage than yesterday’s affair. This one gets started at 1:05pm on YES and WFAN. Have a great day, everyone.

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1 Comment

  1. Frankie Ho-Tep

    Nothing short of a truly pathetic performance by this team this series. Pitching, hitting, fielding (pitching really wasn’t bad minus German today).

    They’re not hitting the ball in the air. And they’re not hitting the ball hard, with exceptions of course, but overall. This is a carry over from Spring, as well.

    OF COURSE it goes without saying it’s far too early to panic or worry. This offense will be fine. But it’s also okay to be concerned by Hicks and Stanton’s flat out ineptitude thus far coupled with DJLM, Judge and Gio beating the ball into the ground every other time at bat.

    Very lucky to have bloops and infield hits on Saturday in big spots or this would 100 percent have been a sweep.

    Again, I am not even close to being close to panicking. But these are just facts.

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