Wild Card Round Game 1: Here we go

Tonight’s starter, Gerrit Cole.

Forget about everything that went awry for the Yankees in the regular season. Was it a disappointing and mostly joyless 60 games? Yes. But why dwell on that now? Everything can change starting this evening as the Yankees take on Cleveland in the first game of a best of three. Here are the lineups:

New York Yankees (0-0)

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

RHP Gerrit Cole

Cleveland Indians (0-0)

  1. Francisco Lindor, SS
  2. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
  3. José Ramírez, 3B
  4. Carlos Santana, 1B
  5. Franmil Reyes, DH
  6. Josh Naylor, LF
  7. Roberto Pérez, C
  8. Tyler Naquin, RF
  9. Delino DeShields, CF

RHP Shane Bieber

News & Notes

  • Why Brett Gardner over Clint Frazier? Aaron Boone laid out three reasons: recent performance, defense, and adding a lefty to the mix. (Bradford William Davis)
  • It looks like JA Happ in Game 3, if necessary. (Bryan Hoch)
  • One surprise on the Yankees’ 28-man roster: Mike Ford. He basically took Clarke Schmidt’s place on the roster as everyone else is the same as the final day of the regular season. (Yankees PR)
  • ICYMI, here’s our preview of the series.

This one starts at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN. WFAN and WADO have the radio call. Enjoy the game, everyone.

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4 Comments

  1. MG309

    Really good start!

    STFU already Mike, stop trolling

  2. Mungo

    I predict: lots of strike outs.

  3. Gerreddardit Cole

    We will not win tonight and we will not win the series, Derek, but we’ll still watch a few innings because misery loves company. My guess is it’ll be over by 9 pm so folks can turn over to the debate. 5-0 Indians. Cole gives up a couple a dingers and the Yankees strike out 20 times and hit into 7 DPs. Gary pinch hits in the 8th and strikes out into a triple play.

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