|NY YANKEES ( TAILLON )|
TEXAS ( FOLTYNEWICZ )
|921||NY YANKEES||-160||Ov 9.5,+105||-140||Ov 8.5,-115|
|922||TEXAS||+150||Un 9.5,-125||+130||Un 8.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||18-13||-3.5||12-18||4.0||0.220||0.313||0.361||0.674||3.5||0.213||0.270||0.364||0.634|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-1.4||4-3||3.7||0.239||0.289||0.400||0.689||4.4||0.225||0.295||0.405||0.700|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-19||-9.2||13-12||4.1||0.232||0.298||0.381||0.679||5.6||0.275||0.339||0.457||0.796|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-3.6||3-4||3.1||0.207||0.280||0.352||0.632||5.0||0.257||0.355||0.365||0.720|
|5/6/2021||COLE(R)||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||4-7||L||-190||7.5 un||O||9||7||1||10||3||0|
|5/11/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||PATINO(R)||3-1||W||-120||8 ev||U||7||6||1||3||5||0|
|5/12/2021||COLE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||MCHUGH(R)||1-0||W||-185||7 un||U||6||4||0||4||3||0|
|5/13/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HILL(L)||1-9||L||-115||8 ev||O||5||7||1||10||7||0|
|5/14/2021||KLUBER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||KREMER(R)||5-4||W||-160||8.5 ev||O||7||3||0||9||4||0|
|5/15/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ BALTIMORE||LOPEZ(R)||8-2||W||-155||8.5 ov||O||13||7||1||6||4||0|
|5/16/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ BALTIMORE||PLUTKO(R)||6-10||L||-155||9 un||O||10||5||0||11||7||0|
|5/17/2021||COLE(R)||@ TEXAS||LYLES(R)||2-5||L||-270||8 un||U||7||4||1||7||5||0|
|5/18/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ TEXAS||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)|| |
|5/19/2021||KLUBER(R)||@ TEXAS||YANG(L)|| |
|5/20/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ TEXAS||DUNNING(R)|| |
|5/21/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)|| |
|5/22/2021||COLE(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||CEASE(R)|| |
|5/23/2021||TAILLON(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|5/25/2021|| ||TORONTO|| || |
|5/4/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HAPP(L)||6-3||W||145||8.5 un||O||10||9||0||4||3||1|
|5/5/2021||YANG(L)||@ MINNESOTA||THORPE(L)||3-1||W||170||8.5 ov||U||7||6||0||8||8||0|
|5/6/2021||LYLES(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINEDA(R)||4-3||W||160||8.5 un||U||8||6||1||8||10||0|
|5/10/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||WOOD(L)||1-3||L||135||7 ov||U||6||6||2||6||8||0|
|5/11/2021||LYLES(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||WEBB(R)||2-4||L||135||8.5 ov||U||4||6||1||4||7||1|
|5/13/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||JAVIER(R)||3-4||L||185||9 un||U||4||8||0||11||14||0|
|5/14/2021||BENJAMIN(L)||@ HOUSTON||GREINKE(R)||4-10||L||190||9 un||O||9||4||2||10||8||0|
|5/15/2021||DUNNING(R)||@ HOUSTON||GARCIA(R)||5-6||L||145||8.5 ov||O||9||7||0||12||11||0|
|5/16/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||2-6||L||160||7.5 un||O||8||6||1||9||6||0|
|5/17/2021||LYLES(R)||NY YANKEES||COLE(R)||5-2||W||+235||8 un||U||7||5||0||7||4||1|
|5/18/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||NY YANKEES||TAILLON(R)|| |
|5/19/2021||YANG(L)||NY YANKEES||KLUBER(R)|| |
|5/20/2021||DUNNING(R)||NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)|| |
|5/21/2021||GIBSON(R)||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)|| |
|5/25/2021|| ||@ LA ANGELS|| || |
|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.
|TEXAS: He's Here: RHP Kohei Arihara, LF David Dahl, DH/OF Khris Davis, RHP Dane Dunning, INF Brock Holt, 1B Nate Lowe, RHP Mike Foltynewicz, GM Chris Young.
He's Outta Here: SS Elvis Andrus, RHP Jesse Chavez, LF Shin-Soo Choo, INF Derek Dietrich, RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Lance Lynn, C Jeff Mathis, RHP Rafael Montero, INF/OF Danny Santana.
Projected Lineup: CF Leody Taveras (.227, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 SBs), SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (.280, 3, 10, 8 SBs), RF Joey Gallo (.181, 10, 26), LF David Dahl (.183, 0, 9 in 24 games for Rockies), 3B Rougned Odor (.167. 10, 30), DH Khris Davis (.200, 2, 10 in 30 games for Athletics), 2B Nick Solak (.268, 2, 23), 1B Ronald Guzman (.244, 4, 9), C Jose Trevino (.250, 2, 9).
Rotation (including two likely tandem-starter spots): RH Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.35 ERA), RH Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 16.20 in 1 start for Braves), RH Kohei Arihara (8-9, 3.80 in 132 2/3 IP for Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan Pacific League), RH Dane Dunning (2-0, 3.97 in 7 starts for White Sox), LH Wes Benjamin (2-1, 2.48), RH Jordan Lyles (1-6, 7.02), LH Kolby Allard (0-6, 7.75).
Key Relievers: RH Jose Leclerc (0-0, 4.50 in 2 games), LH Brett Martin (0-0, 3.63), LH Joely Rodriguez (0-0, 2.13), RH Ian Kennedy (0-2, 9.00 with Royals), RH Matt Bush (no MLB appearances since 2018 after Tommy John surgery), LH Taylor Hearn (0-0, 3.63).
Outlook: The Rangers are in a rebuilding mode that began last season when they finished an AL-worst 22-38 and traded away workhorse starters Lynn and Mike Minor. There is uncertainty in a rotation that might utilize seven pitchers for five starting spots, two filled by two-pitcher tandems. Leclerc, still unestablished as a closer, is coming back from a shoulder injury and Jonathan Hernandez, maybe the team's best reliever, is shut down from throwing until at least early April because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow. Several veterans in the lineup are coming off horrendous offensive seasons, including OFs Gallo (who did win a Gold Glove in right field) and Dahl, who wasn't even offered a new contract by Colorado over the winter after being an NL All-Star in 2019. There has been an infield shuffle, with Kiner-Falefa set to be the first opening day shortstop in 13 seasons other than Andrus. The young Hawaiian shifted over after winning a Gold Glove at third base last season. Long-struggling Odor is still in the lineup, at third base instead of second, where Solak is getting his shot to be an everyday player. With Texas now allowing businesses in the state to operate at 100% capacity, the Rangers are preparing for a potential full house of 40,518 fans for their home opener at Globe Life Field on April 5 against Toronto. They could be the first team in any major U.S.-based sports league with a full-capacity crowd since the coronavirus pandemic started altering the sports landscape more than a year ago.
|Last Updated: 6/16/2021 10:48:01 PM EST|