The Yankees offense backed up Sonny Gray yesterday as they came away with a relatively easy 7-2 victory over the Royals. Bombers fans also got their first look at one of the shiny new toys Brian Cashman got for Aaron Boone as Zach Britton pitched a scoreless 1-2-3 inning in his Yankee debut.
Unfortunately, yesterday’s win wasn’t all good news. After Jakob Junis hit Aaron Judge in the wrist in the first inning, Judge eventually left to get an MRI which revealed a chip fracture. He’s expected to miss at least three weeks. The good news, though, is that timetable is “realistic,” per Aaron Boone.
Boone said the estimate is that Judge could return and play in a game in 3 weeks. Called that a "realistic timeline." Said that Judge would start taking some "dry swings" in about a week.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 27, 2018
Not the worst news. Hopefully that’s all there is to this and Judge comes back healthy and strong.
CC Sabathia takes the mound for the Yankees tonight as they look to stay winning. Beating teams like the Royals is an absolute must for a team that’s been skidding slightly. Outside of Judge’s absence, the lineup looks pretty much normal.
With Judge on the disabled list, Aaron Boone said that Giancarlo Stanton, who is a Yankee now, will get the majority of starts in the two-hole.
Rookie Brad Keller is taking the ball for the Royals. Keller will be making just the 10th start of his young career, but he’s pitched pretty well so far. Here’s the lineup Ned Yost will send out to back him up.
How to watch
Location: Yankee Stadium
First pitch: 7:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TV broadcast: WPIX
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Go Yankees, go baseball. Hopefully the weather cooperates.