|vs Left-handed Starters||31-23||-3.2||24-30||4.5||0.247||0.330||0.419||0.749||4.2||0.223||0.293||0.375||0.668|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+2.8||3-4||5.4||0.272||0.344||0.465||0.809||3.9||0.253||0.291||0.363||0.654|
|vs Right-handed Starters||66-49||+2.5||52-59||5.0||0.261||0.321||0.454||0.775||4.0||0.241||0.304||0.410||0.714|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.2||1-6||3.3||0.220||0.276||0.403||0.678||4.0||0.261||0.361||0.413||0.774|
|9/14/2021||COLE(R)||@ BALTIMORE||WELLS(L)||7-2||W||-375||9.5 un||U||13||7||1||6||9||1|
|9/15/2021||CORTES(L)||@ BALTIMORE||MEANS(L)||4-3||W||-165||9.5 ov||U||7||7||0||6||5||1|
|9/16/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ BALTIMORE||ELLIS(R)||2-3||L||-225||10.5 un||U||7||10||0||10||9||0|
|9/24/2021||COLE(R)||@ BOSTON||EOVALDI(R)||8-3||W||-110||9 un||O||15||9||0||7||7||0|
|9/25/2021||CORTES(L)||@ BOSTON||PIVETTA(R)||5-3||W||100||10 un||U||4||3||0||7||7||0|
|9/26/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||6-3||W||-105||9.5 ev||U||10||4||2||11||8||0|
|9/28/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ TORONTO||RYU(L)|| |
|9/29/2021||COLE(R)||@ TORONTO||BERRIOS(R)|| |
|9/30/2021||KLUBER(R)||@ TORONTO||RAY(L)|| |
|10/1/2021||CORTES(L)||TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)|| |
|10/2/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||TAMPA BAY||MCCLANAHAN(L)|| |
|10/3/2021||TAILLON(R)||TAMPA BAY||BAZ(R)|| |
|9/14/2021||BERRIOS(R)||TAMPA BAY||RASMUSSEN(R)||0-2||L||-135||9 un||U||3||3||0||6||5||0|
|9/15/2021||RAY(L)||TAMPA BAY||WACHA(R)||6-3||W||-175||9 un||P||7||3||0||6||3||0|
|9/20/2021||RAY(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||BAZ(R)||4-6||L||-130||8 ev||O||5||4||1||11||6||1|
|9/21/2021||MANOAH(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||RASMUSSEN(R)||4-2||W||-105||8.5 un||U||8||5||0||5||12||0|
|9/22/2021||MERRYWEATHER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||PATINO(R)||1-7||L||-110||9 un||U||4||9||0||11||7||1|
|9/23/2021||MATZ(L)||@ MINNESOTA||PINEDA(R)||2-7||L||-140||9.5 un||U||11||11||1||13||8||1|
|9/24/2021||BERRIOS(R)||@ MINNESOTA||OBER(R)||1-3||L||-140||8.5 ov||U||4||4||0||6||6||0|
|9/25/2021||RAY(L)||@ MINNESOTA||GANT(R)||6-1||W||-175||9 un||U||11||6||0||3||8||2|
|9/26/2021||MANOAH(R)||@ MINNESOTA||JAX(R)||5-2||W||-165||9.5 ov||U||9||6||0||8||8||0|
|9/28/2021||RYU(L)||NY YANKEES||TAILLON(R)|| |
|9/29/2021||BERRIOS(R)||NY YANKEES||COLE(R)|| |
|9/30/2021||RAY(L)||NY YANKEES||KLUBER(R)|| |
|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.
|TORONTO: He's Here: OF George Springer, INF Marcus Semien, RHP Kirby Yates, LHP Steven Matz, RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP David Phelps, LHP Francisco Liriano, LHP Tommy Milone, RHP Joel Payamps, LHP Travis Bergen.
He's Outta Here: RHP Ken Giles, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Matt Shoemaker, INF Travis Shaw, INF Jonathan Villar, RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Sean Reid-Foley, RHP Shun Yamaguchi, OF Billy McKinney, OF Derek Fisher, RHP Yennsy Diaz, RHP Wilmer Font.
Projected Lineup: CF George Springer (.265, 14 HRs, 32 RBIs with Houston), 2B Marcus Semien (.223, 7, 23 with Oakland), SS Bo Bichette (.301, 5, 23), RF Teoscar Hernandez (.289, 16, 34), 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (.262, 9, 33), LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (.308, 11, 33), 3B Cavan Biggio (.250, 8, 28, 41 BB), DH Rowdy Tellez (.283, 8, 23), C Danny Jansen (.183, 6, 20).
Rotation: LH Hyun Jin Ryu (5-2, 2.69 ERA), LH Robbie Ray (2-6, 6.62 with Arizona and Toronto), RH Nate Pearson (1-0, 6.00), RH Tanner Roark (2-3, 6.80), LH Steven Matz (0-5, 9.68 with Mets).
Key Relievers: RH Kirby Yates (0-1, 12.46, 2/2 saves with Padres), RH Jordan Romano (2-1, 1.23, 2 saves), RHP Rafael Dolis (2-2, 1.50, 5 saves), RH Tyler Chatwood (2-2, 5.30 with Cubs), RH David Phelps (2-4, 6.53 with Milwaukee and Philadelphia), LH Ryan Borucki (1-1, 2.70), LH Francisco Liriano (did not pitch in 2020).
Outlook: The Blue Jays beefed up a young, talented team by adding several playoff-tested veterans in a busy, productive offseason. Springer signed a team-record $150 million, six-year deal, and Semien joined on an $18 million, one-year deal. Toronto also acquired starting rotation depth by getting Matz in a trade with the Mets and bolstered its bullpen by signing a trio of right-handed relievers, including closer Yates. By adding Springer and Semien to a promising group of youngsters including Bichette, Guerrero and Biggio, the Blue Jays have built one of the AL's most fearsome lineups. However, beyond staff ace Ryu, the rotation is full of question marks. If hard-throwing Pearson doesn't develop quickly, Toronto might need to make an in-season pitching addition to boost its postseason hopes. With home games in Canada still ruled out by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Jays will begin the regular season at their spring training home in Dunedin, Florida. If playing in Toronto still isn't an option by mid-season, the Jays may move to another minor league park once searing summer heat and thunderstorms become an issue in Florida.
|Last Updated: 9/27/2021 6:20:52 PM EST|