It's been a weird season for the Yankees, but if we can count on one thing, it's that they'll play the Red Sox hard. After touching up Chris Sale in a 4-3 win last night, the Yankees move to 8-6 on the season against their greatest rivals, and have a chance to take another series from the Sox today.
Last Tuesday against the crosstown New York Mets, Sonny Gray recorded his first win for the Yankees, notching his now-customary six innings of two-run ball. Seriously, all three starts for Gray since being traded have seen him go exactly six and give up two earned runs. His walk rate has been a bit of an issue (nine in just 18 IP) since joining the Yankees, but otherwise he's been everything the team could have asked for.
Opposing Gray will be Kate Upton's least favorite baseball player, Rick Porcello. The righthander has struggled this season, mostly due to a comically high home run rate that hasn't yet stabilized. Hopefully it stays elevated for at least one more game.
First pitch comes at 1:30pm EDT, and is on YES and WFAN.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Brock Holt - 2B|
|Aaron Hicks - CF||Mookie Betts - RF|
|Aaron Judge - RF||Andrew Benintendi - LF|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Hanley Ramirez - DH|
|Gary Sanchez - C||Rafael Devers - 3B|
|Chase Headley - 1B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Todd Frazier - 3B||Mitch Moreland - 1B|
|Tyler Austin - DH||Sandy Leon - C|
|Ronald Torreyes - 2B||Jackie Bradley - CF|
|Sonny Gray - RHP||Rick Porcello - RHP|