Game 4: Back in action

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After two unplanned days off, the Yankees return to action tonight against the Orioles at Camden Yards. MLB is a bit of a mess right now, but baseball is gonna go on anyway. On the bright side, it’s going to be Gerrit Cole’s second start in just the fourth game of the season, which is not a bad deal. It’s also against the lowly Orioles’ offense, which is absolutely atrocious in spite of the team’s outburst at Fenway over the weekend.

Aside from Cole, the other fun storyline is Gleyber Torres vs. Baltimore pitching. Would it surprise anyone if Gleyber went deep in his first at-bat tonight? He’s hitting third, so it could happen as soon as the first inning. Here’s how the rest of the lineup, along with Baltimore’s side, shakes out:

Yankees (2-1)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Gleyber Torres, SS
  4. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
  5. Aaron Hicks, CF
  6. Mike Ford, 1B
  7. Gary Sánchez, C
  8. Gio Urshela, 3B
  9. Brett Gardner, LF

RHP Gerrit Cole

Orioles (2-1)

  1. Austin Hays, CF
  2. Anthony Santander, RF
  3. José Iglesias, SS
  4. Rio Ruiz, 3B
  5. Hanser Alberto, 2B
  6. Renato Núñez, 1B
  7. Dwight Smith Jr., DH
  8. Pedro Severino, C
  9. DJ Stewart, LF

RHP Asher Wojciechowski

News & Notes

  • This is Mike Ford’s first start of the season. Luke Voit, the regular first baseman, is on the bench. Ford’s only appearance in the opening series against Washington was on Saturday (a pinch hit single).
  • The Yankees announced its weekend rotation against the Red Sox, in the following order starting Friday: Jordan Montgomery, Masahiro Tanaka, and James Paxton. No surprises there.
  • Some scheduling updates: Aaron Boone expects the Yankees to make up their four games against Philadelphia next week, from the third to the sixth. After that, they’ll head down to Tampa Bay for the team’s originally scheduled four game set against the Rays. One of those games may be a doubleheader.
  • Chris Davis is unavailable for the Orioles tonight. Manager Brandon Hyde didn’t elaborate or provide any reason for his absence. Hm…

It’s going to be a hot one tonight in Baltimore: right around 90 degrees at first pitch. The game starts at 7:35 p.m. EDT on YES, WFAN, and WADO. Enjoy the game.

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1 Comment

  1. Will Sanchez make contact on a pitch before the end of the season?

    He can’t hit a breaking ball to save his life

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