One night after Masahiro Tanaka’s stellar performance in Seattle, the Yankees will be back at again to try and make it two in a row over the Mariners. Tanaka’s brilliant display felt much-needed with the team at risk of suffering through another West Coast malaise.
The pitching matchup is a bit of a letdown from last night. The Yankees will send out Lance Lynn, who has had a rough stretch as of late. He was excellent in his first three outings in pinstripes, but has been lit up for a 9.16 ERA over his last four starts. That being said, Lynn still owns a strong 44-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio as a Yankee. Hopefully, he can reestablish himself as a positive member of the Yankees’ rotation.
In opposition is the Mariners’ former ace, Felix Hernandez. It’s been a trying season for Hernandez, who was briefly demoted to the bullpen at one point and has a 5.55 ERA and 4.97 FIP on the year. Perhaps Hernandez will be able to resuscitate his career like CC Sabathia did in his latter years, but for now, Hernandez is unfortunately a shell of himself, and the Yankees would do well to take advantage.
The game starts at 9:05 EST and can be seen on the YES Network, and streamed on Fox Sports Go. For the radio call, you can turn to WFAN 660 or WADO 1280.