|NY YANKEES ( MONTGOMERY )|
TAMPA BAY ( MCCLANAHAN )
|vs Left-handed Starters||16-18||-8.8||17-17||4.2||0.244||0.331||0.420||0.751||4.6||0.227||0.298||0.393||0.691|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.7||3-4||5.0||0.246||0.338||0.443||0.781||4.1||0.213||0.312||0.352||0.664|
|vs Left-handed Starters||23-17||+4.2||18-20||4.2||0.210||0.286||0.360||0.646||4.0||0.229||0.288||0.387||0.675|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+0.5||3-4||5.7||0.266||0.321||0.496||0.817||3.9||0.215||0.259||0.350||0.609|
|7/22/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ BOSTON||HOUCK(R)||4-5||L||135||9.5 un||U||4||6||1||10||8||0|
|7/23/2021||COLE(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||2-6||L||105||8.5 ov||U||6||11||0||9||6||0|
|7/24/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ BOSTON||EOVALDI(R)||4-3||W||160||9 ev||U||10||6||2||7||7||0|
|7/25/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ BOSTON||PEREZ(L)||4-5||L||125||10.5 ov||U||9||8||0||5||2||0|
|7/27/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||MCCLANAHAN(L)|| |
|7/28/2021||CORTES(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||WACHA(R)|| |
|7/29/2021||COLE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||PATINO(R)|| |
|7/30/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ MIAMI||THOMPSON(R)|| |
|7/31/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ MIAMI||NEIDERT(R)|| |
|8/1/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ MIAMI||ALCANTARA(R)|| |
|8/3/2021|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|7/16/2021||WACHA(R)||@ ATLANTA||MORTON(R)||7-6||W||115||8.5 ov||O||12||14||0||10||8||0|
|7/17/2021||FLEMING(L)||@ ATLANTA||FRIED(L)||0-9||L||100||8.5 ev||O||4||6||1||11||5||0|
|7/18/2021||HILL(L)||@ ATLANTA||SMYLY(L)||7-5||W||100||9 un||O||8||3||1||12||10||0|
|7/22/2021||PATINO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||QUANTRILL(R)||5-4||W||-130||9.5 un||U||10||9||1||5||8||1|
|7/23/2021||FLEMING(L)||@ CLEVELAND||PLESAC(R)||10-5||W||-125||9 ov||O||13||6||0||10||6||2|
|7/24/2021||RASMUSSEN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MEJIA(R)||8-2||W||-150||10.5 ov||U||13||7||1||5||5||2|
|7/25/2021||YARBROUGH(L)||@ CLEVELAND||MCKENZIE(R)||2-3||L||-165||9 ov||U||6||6||0||7||6||0|
|7/27/2021||MCCLANAHAN(L)||NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)|| |
|7/28/2021||WACHA(R)||NY YANKEES||CORTES(L)|| |
|7/29/2021||PATINO(R)||NY YANKEES||COLE(R)|| |
|8/3/2021|| ||SEATTLE|| || |
|NY YANKEES: He's Here: RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Jameson Taillon, RHP Domingo Germ'n (returning from domestic violence suspension), RHP Darren O'Day, LHP Justin Wilson, RHP Adam Warren, RHP Jhoulys Chac'n, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP Lucas Luetge, C Robinson Chirinos (broken right wrist), OF-1B Jay Bruce, INF Derek Dietrich.
He's Outta Here: RHP Masahiro Tanaka, LHP James Paxton, LHP J.A. Happ, RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP Jonathan Holder, C Erik Kratz.
Projected Lineup: 2B DJ LeMahieu (major league-leading .364, 10 HRs, 27 RBIs, 41 runs, 1.011 OPS), RF Aaron Judge (.257, 9, 22 in 28 games), CF Aaron Hicks (.225, 6, 21), DH Giancarlo Stanton (.250, 4, 11 in 23 games), 1B Luke Voit (.277, major league-leading 22, 52), SS Gleyber Torres (.243, 3, 16), C Gary S'nchez (.147, 10, 24), LF Clint Frazier (.267, 8, 26), 3B Gio Urshela (.298, 6, 30).
Rotation: RH Gerrit Cole (7-3, 2.84 ERA, 94 Ks), RH Corey Kluber (0-0, 0.00 in 1 inning for Rangers before tearing muscle in right shoulder), RH Jameson Taillon (has not pitched since May 2019 while recovering from second Tommy John surgery), LH Jordan Montgomery (2-3, 5.11), RH Domingo Germ'n (has not pitched since September 2019), RH Deivi Garc'a (3-2, 4.98, 33 Ks in 34 1/3 IP as rookie), RH Luis Severino (out until June or July following Tommy John surgery on Feb. 27, 2020).
Key Relievers: LH Aroldis Chapman (1-1, 3.09, 3/5 saves), LH Zack Britton (1-2, 1.89, 8 saves; out until at least May and possibly July following elbow surgery), RH Chad Green (3-3, 3.51, 1 save, 32 Ks in 25 2/3 IP), RH Darren O'Day (4-0, 1.10, 22 Ks in 16 1/3 IP for Braves), LH Justin Wilson (2-1, 3.66, 23 Ks in 19 2/3 IP for Mets).
Outlook: A new-look rotation could include Kluber and Taillon, high-risk additions who due to injuries have combined for one inning since May 1, 2019, and Germ'n, who hasn't pitched since September 2019 while serving a domestic violence suspension. They join ace Cole, Garc'a and Montgomery, with Boone saying he is likely to push people back and skip turns early in the season. New York allowed Tanaka to return to Japan after seven seasons in pinstripes and also did not re-sign Paxton or Happ. Urshela is recovering from surgery Dec. 4 to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, a procedure with an anticipated recovery time of three months. Voit had a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat plantar fasciitis in his left foot after leading the majors in home runs. LeMahieu re-signed for $90 million over six years after becoming the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both leagues. Judge and Stanton are trying yoga after both missed a majority of their second straight season due to injuries. Focus will be on S'nchez, who struggled at the plate for the third straight year, hit a career-worst .147 and was benched in favor of Kyle Higashioka for four of five Division Series games. New York is seeking to be more consistent: The pandemic-shortened season included a 16-6 start followed by a 5-15 slide, a 10-game winning streak and six losses in the last eight games. The Yankees were 22-9 at home and 11-18 on the road. A long-ball dependent offense scored 156 of 315 runs on homers. Yankee Stadium will host fans at 20% capacity (up to 10,850 for the April 1 opener against Toronto) to begin the season.
|TAMPA BAY: He's Here: RHP Michael Wacha, RHP Chris Archer, LHP Rich Hill, RHP Collin McHugh, C Francisco Mejia.
He's Outta Here: LHP Blake Snell, RHP Charlie Morton, OF Hunter Renfroe, RHP Aaron Slegers, 1B Nate Lowe, LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Jose Alvarado, 1B Brian O'Grady, LHP Sean Gilmartin.
Projected Lineup: RF Austin Meadows (.205, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs), 2B Brandon Lowe (.269, 14, 37), LF Randy Arozarena (.281, 7, 11 in 42 regular-season games; .377, 10, 14 in 20 postseason games), 1B Ji-Man Choi (.230, 3, 16), 3B Yandy Diaz (.307, 2, 11), DH Manuel Margot (.269, 1, 11) or Yoshi Tsutsugo (.197, 8, 24), CF Kevin Kiermaier (.217, 3, 22), SS Willy Adames (.259, 8, 23), C Mike Zunino (.147, 4, 10).
Rotation: RH Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08 ERA), LH Ryan Yarbrough (1-4, 3.56), RH Chris Archer (3-9, 5.19 for Pirates in 2019), RH Michael Wacha (1-4, 6.62 for Mets), LH Rich Hill (2-2, 3.03 for Twins).
Key Relievers: RH Nick Anderson (2-1, 0.55, 6/6 saves), RH Diego Castillo (3-0, 1.66, 4 saves), RH Pete Fairbanks (6-3, 2.70), RH Collin McHugh (4-5, 4.70 for Astros in 2019), LH Cody Reed (0-1, 4.50 with Reds and Rays), RH Ryan Thompson (1-2, 4.44), RH Chaz Roe (2-0, 2.89), LH Josh Fleming (5-0, 2.78 in 7 appearances, 5 starts).
Outlook: The defending AL champions hope to build on last year's run to the World Series, where the Rays lost to the Dodgers in six games. Expectations remain high for 2021 despite having to replace their top two starting pitchers after declining a $15 million option on Morton and trading Snell, a former AL Cy Young Award winner, to San Diego. The team is counting on Glasnow to step into a leading role, with offseason acquisitions Wacha, Archer and Hill filling openings in a revamped rotation. A versatile lineup will be largely the same, with rookie Arozarena getting more playing time after a breakout postseason and Cash continuing to make liberal use of a deep bench. The offense averaged 4.82 runs per game during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, its best showing in 10 years, and could be even better if Meadows, Choi and Diaz rebound from injuries that hampered their production last year. Nevertheless, the Rays thrive on pitching and defense. A major league-high 12 pitchers earned saves last season, tying a big league record, and the bullpen ' fortified by the addition of McHugh ' figures to be a difference-maker again.
|Last Updated: 10/3/2023 11:45:37 PM EST.|