|NY YANKEES ( MONTGOMERY )|
BOSTON ( HOUCK )
|vs Right-handed Starters||34-28||-9.5||26-34||4.1||0.231||0.314||0.387||0.701||3.8||0.223||0.284||0.374||0.658|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3||4-3||4.6||0.225||0.337||0.454||0.791||3.3||0.188||0.292||0.353||0.645|
|vs Left-handed Starters||20-14||+4.3||16-15||4.9||0.255||0.312||0.443||0.755||4.9||0.271||0.332||0.455||0.787|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.5||4-3||4.6||0.229||0.310||0.498||0.808||5.1||0.231||0.312||0.434||0.746|
|7/8/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ SEATTLE||GILBERT(R)||0-4||L||-135||8.5 un||U||1||2||0||5||3||0|
|7/9/2021||CORTES(L)||@ HOUSTON||ODORIZZI(R)||4-0||W||120||9 ev||U||12||8||0||3||5||0|
|7/10/2021||COLE(R)||@ HOUSTON||GREINKE(R)||1-0||W||-105||8 ov||U||6||7||0||3||4||0|
|7/11/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ HOUSTON||VALDEZ(L)||7-8||L||120||8.5 ov||O||8||14||0||10||4||1|
|7/22/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ BOSTON||HOUCK(R)|| |
|7/23/2021||COLE(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)|| |
|7/24/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ BOSTON||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|7/25/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ BOSTON||PEREZ(L)|| |
|7/27/2021||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||MCCLANAHAN(L)|| |
|7/28/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||WACHA(R)|| |
|7/29/2021||()||@ TAMPA BAY||()|| |
|7/16/2021||RODRIGUEZ(L)||@ NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)||4-0||W||100||9.5 un||U||5||4||1||3||6||1|
|7/17/2021||EOVALDI(R)||@ NY YANKEES||COLE(R)||1-3||L||120||8 ev||U||5||6||0||5||6||0|
|7/18/2021||PEREZ(L)||@ NY YANKEES||TAILLON(R)||1-9||L||110||9.5 ov||O||5||9||1||8||5||1|
|7/19/2021||PIVETTA(R)||@ TORONTO||STRIPLING(R)||13-4||W||115||10.5 ov||O||14||8||0||11||8||0|
|7/21/2021||RICHARDS(R)||@ TORONTO||RAY(L)||7-4||W||180||10.5 ov||O||9||4||1||5||3||0|
|7/22/2021||HOUCK(R)||NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)|| |
|7/23/2021||RODRIGUEZ(L)||NY YANKEES||COLE(R)|| |
|7/24/2021||EOVALDI(R)||NY YANKEES||TAILLON(R)|| |
|7/25/2021||PEREZ(L)||NY YANKEES||GERMAN(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.
|BOSTON: He's Here: Manager Alex Cora, 2B Enrique Hern'ndez, RHP Garrett Richards, LF Hunter Renfroe, RHP Adam Ottavino, OF Franchy Cordero, RHP Matt Andriese, RHP Garrett Whitlock, RHP Josh Winckowski, 3B Marwin Gonz'lez, RHP Hirokazo Sawamura.
He's Outta Here: Manager Ron Roenicke, 2B Dustin Pedroia, OF Andrew Benintendi, CF Jackie Bradley Jr., SS C.J. Chatham, C Devy Grullon, LHP Yoan Aybar, RHP Robert Stock, LHP Matt Hall, RHP Ryan Weber, RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Domingo Tapia.
Projected Lineup: 2B Enrique Hern'ndez (.230, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs), CF Alex Verdugo (.308, 6, 15), DH J.D. Martinez (.213, 7, 27), SS Xander Bogaerts (.300, 11, 28), 3B Rafael Devers (.263, 11, 43), RF Hunter Renfroe (.156, 8, 22), LF Marwin Gonz'lez (.211, 5, 37), C Christian V'zquez (.283, 7, 23), 1B Bobby Dalbec (.263, 8, 16).
Rotation: LH Eduardo Rodr'guez (19-6, 3.81 ERA in 2019; did not pitch in 2020 due to COVID-19), RH Nathan Eovaldi (4-2, 3.72), LH Mart'n P'rez (3-5, 4.50), RH Garrett Richards (2-2, 4.03), RH Nick Pivetta (2-0, 6.89), LH Chris Sale (6-11, 4.40 in 2019; expected back from Tommy John surgery midseason).
Key Relievers: RH Matt Barnes (1-3, 4.30, 5 saves), RH Hirokazu Sawamura (1-4, 3.05 for Chiba Lotte and Yomiuri in Japan), RH Adam Ottavino (2-3, 5.89), RH Matt Andriese (2-4, 4.50), RH Ryan Brasier (1-0, 3.96), LH Darwinzon Hern'ndez (1-0, 2.16).
Outlook: After winning the 2018 World Series, the team's fourth championship in 15 seasons, the Red Sox fired Cora in the wake of the Houston sign-stealing scandal last offseason and traded 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner David Price to the Dodgers in a salary dump. The Red Sox were also without Sale, who missed the entire 2020 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, and Rodr'guez, who was out with heart inflammation caused by COVID-19. Roenicke, promoted from bench coach after players started reporting to spring training, didn't have much of a chance. So the Red Sox moved on and brought back Cora, who served his one-year suspension for his role in the Astros scandal. The team's best hope of getting out of the cellar of the stacked AL East in 2021 is that he relights a spark in Martinez and Devers, who both struggled during the pandemic-shortened season; Rodriguez returns strong and Sale is able to recover by midseason. The retirement of Dustin Pedroia, who played only nine games in the past three years, provides clarity at second base and opened a spot that Hern'ndez should fill. Bogaerts is signed to a long-term deal and could become the star future teams are built around. Or, he could become the next Betts. Verdugo, the biggest acquisition in the Dodgers deal, is also a piece for the future. Fenway Park will be open to fans, beginning at 12% capacity, or around 4,500 people.
|Last Updated: 10/6/2022 10:34:22 AM EST|