It’s another split-squad Sunday! After demolishing the Blue Jays yesterday with a barrage of home runs (albeit while watching Estevan Florial suffer a disheartening injury) the Yankees will play two this afternoon. They’ll actually travel for both games, with one squad heading to Sarasota to face off with the Orioles, while another unit takes on the Phillies over in Clearwater.
James Paxton gets the ball against the Phillies. The newly-imported lefty has been sharp this spring, yielding one run in 7.1 innings with 10 strikeouts. He’ll be opposed by Jerad Eickhoff. The 28-year-old right-hander owns a career 107 ERA+, though he’s coming off an injury-riddled 2018 campaign in which he tossed just 5.1 frames.
Jonathan Loaisiga will start versus the Orioles. With Luis Severino and CC Sabathia both ailing, Loaisiga had an big opportunity to entrench himself in the Yankees’ rotation. He’s struggled in spring training, however, and Luis Cessa and Domingo German appear to have passed him as rotation options. In opposition, the Orioles will send out right-hander Mike Wright.
Take a look at all the lineups:
We've got Split Squads hitting the road in Florida today: pic.twitter.com/mUXAZPX5Ps— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 17, 2019
Bryce returns to the lineup for this afternoon's matchup with the Yankees in Clearwater. ☀ pic.twitter.com/BsijODT91S— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 17, 2019
CF @cedmull30— Orioles Lineup (@BALLineup) March 17, 2019
P @Mikewright_Os#Orioles vs NYY Loaisiga
Both games start at 1:05 EST and can be streamed on MLB.tv, while the Phillies game can be heard on the radio at WFAN.