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Game 5: Cole goes again

“Did you see what I did this thing yesterday?” (@Yankees)

Oh right, there’s a game tonight. It’s been a couple of hours since the Yankees officially acquired Rougned Odor, which understandably has dominated the news cycle. But now, it’s about time to shift our focus back to tonight’s affair against Baltimore. Tonight, we’re in for a treat: Gerrit Cole takes the mound. Thanks to last Friday’s day off, Cole starts for the second time in the team’s first five games. You love to see it.

Before we get to the lineups, the Yankees made a couple of corresponding roster moves following the Odor trade. The team designated infielder Thairo Estrada for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Michael King was optioned to the Alternate site as well, which leaves an open spot on the 26-man roster. Odor needs some time to clear COVID-19 protocols, so the Yankees may play with 25 players for a day or two unless someone else comes up.

Now, the lineups:

Baltimore Orioles (3-1)

  1. Cedric Mullins, CF
  2. Trey Mancini, 1B
  3. Anthony Santander, RF
  4. Ryan Mountcastle, LF
  5. Rio Ruiz, 2B
  6. Maikel Franco, 3B
  7. Freddy Galvis, SS
  8. Pedro Severino, C
  9. Chance Cisco, DH

RHP Dean Kremer

New York Yankees (2-2)

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

RHP Gerrit Cole

News & Notes

  • It’s just a day off for Aaron Hicks. He will be back in the lineup tomorrow.
  • Don’t make too much of Higgy catching Cole tonight. Gary Sánchez has started all five games behind the plate thus far, so a day off was coming sooner or later.

It’s another beautiful night for a ballgame. WFAN and YES have the broadcasts with first pitch set for 6:35pm eastern. Enjoy the game.

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3 Comments

  1. MikeD

    Interesting that the Yankees decided to designate Estrada. I suspect he’ll be picked up. Maybe they’re hoping he’ll slip through at this stage in the season when rosters are full, but that they’re willing to risk it says much about what they think of him.

  2. fat sancho can rake

    Estrada or Nada.
    nada wins.

  3. fat sancho can rake

    Did Hicks strain his wallet again.

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