After a series-opening loss in which nothing went right, the Yankees will look to bounce back in game two against the Tampa Bay Rays. Did you know that the Bombers have lost five straight contests against Tampa?
Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball in tonight’s game. In two starts since coming off of the disabled list, Tanaka has yet to record a decision. After hitting a wall against Baltimore in his first start, he looked much better against a tough Cleveland Indians lineup. He received a no-decision after allowing two runs and striking out five over 6.1 innings. The Yankees need their pitching to be better, and a healthy Tanaka will go a long way in helping them get back on track.
The Rays will counter with recently-recalled Yonny Chirinos. A rookie that made the team out of camp but got injured in April, Chirinos is an actual starting pitcher (not just an “opener”) and is stretched out to 70-80 pitches. After the Rays used almost everyone in their bullpen last night, they’ll be looking for Chirinos to provide at least five innings of work tonight.
Yanks at Rays. pic.twitter.com/ccDRlqxAqg— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) July 24, 2018
We're 17-9 in our last 26 games. https://t.co/PMUVvfQPtN #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/UrS4j4e1Ic— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 24, 2018
How to watch
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
First pitch: 7:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TV broadcast: YES, MLB Network (Out-of-Market only)
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
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