Last night went really well for the Yankees. They got a great performance from a struggling CC Sabathia that is always a welcome sight, and their offense was clicking the way it has been most of the season. It was nice to see everything go according to plan after a rough weekend series against the Astros.
Tonight, the Yankees get to send their best pitcher so far this season to the mound in hopes of keeping it going. Michael Pineda is pitching like a guy who wants a handsome payday this offseason, and pitching like this could very well get him one. In the mean time, though, the Yankees will reap the benefits.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||KANSAS CITY ROYALS|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Alcides Escobar - SS|
|Gary Sanchez - C||Mike Moustakas - 3B|
|Matt Holliday - DH||Lorenzo Cain - CF|
|Starlin Castro - 2B||Eric Hosmer - 1B|
|Aaron Judge - RF||Salvador Perez - C|
|Chase Headley - 3B||Jorge Soler - RF|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Brandon Moss - DH|
|Aaron Hicks - CF||Whit Merrifield - 2B|
|Chris Carter - 1B||Alex Gordon - LF|
|Michael Pineda - RHP||Jason Vargas - LHP|