After taking two of three from Boston out of the All-Star break, the Yankees get to face a lesser team in the midst of the club’s most important stretch of the season. Not that the Phillies are a bad team or anything, but rather, they’re not on the level of the Astros, Red Sox, or Rays. Those are the teams the Yankees really need to make their hay against during this stretch, and so far, so good.
Hopefully, the Yankees have more success against Philly than they did last month. As you may recall, the Phillies hosted and swept the Yankees in a two game weekend series in June. They were ugly losses, too. Jameson Taillon and Domingo Germán both had awful starts in that series.
Tonight begins another quick two gamer against the Phillies, this time at Yankee Stadium. Let’s refamiliarize ourselves with Joe Girardi’s ballclub entering this week’s matchup.