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After a disappointing 2-4 road trip, the Yankees return home for just two games to face the 32-33 crosstown rival Mets.

Normally, that’d create plenty of excitement and a packed crowd in the Bronx. The weather, however, has thrown a wrench into that. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers throughout the evening, though that’s down from yesterday’s outlook.

If they don’t get this game in, the New York baseball squadrons have a mutual off-day Wednesday or they could just play two Tuesday.

If we do have baseball tonight, it will be with the following lineups.


  1. Jeff McNeil, 2B
  2. Michael Conforto, RF
  3. Pete Alonso, DH
  4. Dominic Smith, 1B
  5. Todd Frazier, 3B
  6. Wilson Ramos, C
  7. J.D. Davis, LF
  8. Amed Rosario, SS
  9. Juan Lagares, CF

SP: Jason Vargas


  1. D.J. LeMahieu, 3B
  2. Luke Voit, 1B
  3. Aaron Hicks, CF
  4. Gary Sanchez, C
  5. Gleyber Torres, 2B
  6. Didi Gregorius, SS
  7. Clint Frazier, DH
  8. Cameron Maybin, RF
  9. Brett Gardner, LF

SP: Masahiro Tanaka


  • Nestor Cortes Jr. was optioned to make room for Masahiro Tanaka, who comes off the paternity list.
  • Chance Adams was sent down to Double-A Trenton to make a start this evening. Scranton has the day off and are heading on the road, so the Yankees may simply be trying to keep him close and on-turn to replace Domingo German.
  • Giancarlo Stanton will begin his rehab with High-A Tampa on Tuesday, play another game Wednesday and then join Scranton for the next stage of his rehab Friday.
  • Aaron Judge has been “ramping up” his hitting, according to Aaron Boone, and could be a rehab assignment this weekend.

First pitch tonight is at 7:05 p.m. on PIX 11 and SNY for those in the New York area. Enjoy!

UPDATE: The game got banged. Doubleheader Tuesday with this game at 1:05 with Tanaka vs. Zack Wheeler and then the scheduled nightcap of James Paxton vs. Vargas. No word yet on the 26th man for the twin bill.