After a day break, we are on to game two of the 2019 season.
On Thursday, the Yankees won the Opening Day game against the Orioles fairly easily, after a good start from Masahiro Tanaka and a solid all-around game from the offense. The Yankees lost some annoying games to the Orioles last season, so it was nice to see them dispatch Baltimore without much trouble in the season opener. That win sees them currently on pace for a 162-0 record, which they will surely keep up.
As for today, there’s some more exciting stuff on the horizon. James Paxton gets the start on the mound to make his regular season Yankees debut. His acquisition from the Mariners was arguably the biggest move of the offseason for the Yankees. Now we get to see what he can do in pinstripes.
DJ LeMahieu also makes his first appearance of the season, getting the start at third base. Let’s check out the rest of the Yankees’ lineup.
There’s some shifting in the defensive positions and Greg Bird moves to the bench, but otherwise it’s fairly close to what the Yankees ran out on Opening Day. Let’s hope for a similar offensive output from this version.
As for the Orioles:
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Today’s game can be seen on YES, MLB.tv, or FuboTV, and heard on WFAN or WADO. Go Yankees, go baseball.