Is it possible to be completely exasperated with a team before the All-Star break? We're close to that point with the Yankees. After last night's latest installment in the "bullpen blows the game" series, the Bombers sit just four games over .500. This isn't a slump anymore. It's a free fall.
Prior to this afternoon's game, the Yankees called up Ben Heller and Jonathan Holder to buttress the bullpen. In a surprise move, Jordan Montgomery and Luis Severino were optioned to Triple-A. They'll be back, though. This is just a roster manipulation move heading into the break.
As for today's starters, Luis Severino takes the mound for the Yankees. He was roughed up by the Astros his last time out. He's been one to bounce back quickly this season, though. Let's hope for a nice tune-up start before the All-Star Game. As for the Brewers, Brent Suter gets the ball. He's worked mostly out of the bullpen this season, but has made two starts. He pitched six innings of shutout ball against the Orioles his last time out.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM. You can watch on YES locally or the MLB Network nationally.
|MILWAUKEE BREWERS||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Jonathan Villar - 2B||Brett Gardner - DH|
|Eric Thames - 1B||Aaron Judge - RF|
|Ryan Braun - LF||Gary Sanchez - C|
|Travis Shaw - 3B||Didi Gregorius - SS|
|Domingo Santana - RF||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Jesus Aguilar - DH||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Stephen Vogt - C||Clint Frazier - LF|
|Keon Broxton - CF||Austin Romine - 1B|
|Orlando Arcia - SS||Ronald Torreyes - 2B|
|Brent Suter - LHP||Luis Severino - RHP|