Following a couple of rain-filled, unscheduled off days, the Yankees got back on the field last night against the Marlins, and it went pretty well. They didn’t have much trouble against former Yankee Caleb Smith and the Marlins’ bullpen. Meanwhile, Luis Severino was very good against Miami’s lineup.
Tonight, the Yankees will try for another win and a sweep of a, uh, less than stellar Marlins team.
Masahiro Tanaka will get the start this time around. Last time out, a couple of ill-timed home runs ruined Tanaka’s outing. In his two starts prior to that, Tanaka looked good in both of them.
The Marlins will give the ball to Jarlin Garcia, who is making just his second major league start. His first one went quite well, as he threw six no-hit innings. He was only removed due to pitch count due to him making the transition from bullpen to rotation.
As for the lineup, the Yankees will be running out one fairly similar to last night’s. Neil Walker is back in for Ronald Torreyes and slots in at the seven hole, but it’s the same otherwise.
Short series, but still looking for that two-game sweep. pic.twitter.com/PiP9FK7RWX— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 17, 2018