|CLEVELAND ( MORGAN )|
NY YANKEES ( COLE )
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-45||+2.2||38-47||4.2||0.233||0.292||0.388||0.680||4.3||0.236||0.309||0.403||0.712|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.1||4-3||4.3||0.210||0.258||0.370||0.627||5.0||0.248||0.305||0.486||0.791|
|vs Right-handed Starters||54-43||-11.5||41-52||4.3||0.232||0.312||0.397||0.709||4.1||0.230||0.293||0.389||0.682|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-1.1||3-4||5.1||0.247||0.332||0.502||0.834||4.4||0.230||0.297||0.424||0.721|
|9/5/2021||PLESAC(R)||@ BOSTON||CRAWFORD(R)||11-5||W||120||9.5 ov||O||15||6||1||13||12||1|
|9/14/2021||MCKENZIE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||RYAN(R)||3-1||W||110||6 ev||U||6||5||0||3||2||0|
|9/14/2021||ALLEN(L)||@ MINNESOTA||BARNES(L)||3-6||L||115||7.5 ov||O||6||4||0||9||2||0|
|9/15/2021||QUANTRILL(R)||@ MINNESOTA||JAX(R)||12-3||W||100||9.5 un||O||14||4||1||3||3||2|
|9/17/2021||PLESAC(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KLUBER(R)||0-8||L||180||9 un||U||4||5||0||11||4||1|
|9/18/2021||CIVALE(R)||@ NY YANKEES||GIL(R)||11-3||W||175||9.5 un||O||12||8||0||8||7||2|
|9/19/2021||MORGAN(R)||@ NY YANKEES||COLE(R)|| |
|9/20/2021||MCKENZIE(R)||KANSAS CITY||BOLANOS(R)|| |
|9/20/2021||ALLEN(L)||KANSAS CITY||HERNANDEZ(L)|| |
|9/21/2021||QUANTRILL(R)||KANSAS CITY||LYNCH(L)|| |
|9/22/2021||PLESAC(R)||KANSAS CITY||HEASLEY(R)|| |
|9/23/2021||CIVALE(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||LYNN(R)|| |
|9/23/2021||HENTGES(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||CEASE(R)|| |
|9/24/2021||MORGAN(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)|| |
|9/25/2021||BIEBER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)|| |
|9/26/2021||()||CHI WHITE SOX||()|| |
|9/10/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ NY METS||MEGILL(R)||3-10||L||-115||7.5 ov||O||7||4||2||11||6||0|
|9/11/2021||KLUBER(R)||@ NY METS||WALKER(R)||8-7||W||-115||8 un||O||10||3||0||11||10||1|
|9/12/2021||SCHMIDT(R)||@ NY METS||CARRASCO(R)||6-7||L||105||8.5 un||O||7||7||2||9||9||1|
|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||PIVETTA(R)|| |
|9/25/2021||CORTES(L)||@ BOSTON||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|9/26/2021|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|CLEVELAND: He's Here: OF Eddie Rosario, INF Andr's Gim'nez, INF Amed Rosario, RHP Bryan Shaw, OF Harold Ramirez.
He's Outta Here: SS Francisco Lindor, RHP Carlos Carrasco, 1B Carlos Santana, LHP Brad Hand, OF Tyler Naquin, LHP Oliver P'rez, RHP Adam Cimber, OF Delino DeShields Jr., INF Mike Freeman.
Projected Lineup: 2B C'sar Hern'ndez (.283, 3 HRs, 20 RBIs, 35 runs), CF 'scar Mercado (.128, 1, 6 in 36 games), LF Eddie Rosario (.257, 13, 42 with Minnesota), 3B Jos' Ram'rez (292, 17, 46, 45 runs, 10 steals, .993 OPS), DH Franmil Reyes (.275, 9, 35, 69 Ks), Jake Bauers (spent 2020 season at alternate training site) or 1B Bobby Bradley (spent 2020 at alternate training site), RF Josh Naylor (.247, 1, 6 in 40 games for Padres and Indians) or Jordan Luplow (.192, 2, 8 in 29 games), C Roberto P'rez (.165 1, 5 in 32 games, won Gold Glove), SS Andr's Gim'nez (.263, 3, 12 in 49 games for Mets).
Rotation: RH Shane Bieber (8-1, 1.63 ERA, 122 Ks, led majors in all three categories), RH Zach Plesac (4-2, 2.28, 57 Ks in 55 1/3 innings), RH Aaron Civale (4-6, 4.74), RH Triston McKenzie (2-1, 3.24), RH Cal Quantrill (2-0, 2.28 in 18 games for Padres and Indians) or LH Logan Allen (3.38, 3 games).
Key Relievers: RH James Karinchak (1-2, 2.67, 53 Ks in 27 innings), RH Emmanuel Clase (2-3, 2.31 in 2019 for Rangers, suspended in 2020 for PEDs), RH Nick Wittgren (2-0, 3.43 in 20 games), RH Phil Maton (3-3, 4.47 in 23 games), LH Oliver P'rez (1-1, 2.00 in 21 games, .185 vs. lefties), RH Adam Plutko (2-2, 4.88), RH Bryan Shaw (1-0, 18.00 in 6 innings for Mariners).
Outlook: Expectations have fallen following Lindor's trade this winter, but the Indians believe they have enough talent to compete for the AL Central title. They certainly have the pitching. At just 25, Bieber has become one of baseball's best starters, and the right-hander anchors a staff with big arms but limited experience. Karinchak is the new closer following Hand's departure, and Clase, with his 100 mph fastball, gives Francona another back-end weapon. Ram'rez was more consistent than Lindor last season, and he'll need to carry an even heavier offensive load. Eddie Rosario's signing to a one-year contract ' he pounded Cleveland pitching with Minnesota ' should offset some of the power lost with Lindor and Santana leaving, and he brings needed quality to an unsettled outfield. Francona's return after missing most of last season due to health issues is another positive for the Indians, who will probably be known by another name in 2022. Cleveland will host fans in April at 30% capacity at 34,788-seat Progressive Field.
|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.
|Last Updated: 12/5/2021 10:28:44 PM EST|