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New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox: J.A. Happ vs. Lucas Giolito

Do it for Gary and Dellin.

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New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

It seems each passing day brings more bad news for this Yankee team, doesn’t it? After an extremely frustrating series against the Houston Astros earlier this week, the Yankees will be without one of their hottest hitters for at least the next ten days as Gary Sanchez hit the IL today with a left calf strain. Sanchez doesn’t expect to be out more than 10 days, but regardless, this is another blow to a team already hurting. Despite nearly half an active roster on the IL, the show must go on. Tonight, the Yankees welcome the Chicago White Sox to the Bronx for the first of a three-game series

J.A. Happ starts for the Yankees tonight, and man, does he need a good one. Happ’s 2019 campaign to this point as been downright horrendous. In 8.1 innings, he’s surrendered three homers and six earned runs overall. To make matters worse, these starts came against the Baltimore Orioles, one of the league’s worst offensive teams. Fortunately, Happ faces an even worse offense tonight in the Chicago White Sox.

Lucas Giolito gets the ball in game one for the southsiders. He no longer has some of the prospect shine he had a few years ago, but he’s still just 24-years-old. The Mariners knocked Giolito around quite a bit in his last start. Seattle walked four times and put up five runs against him in just 4.1 innings of work. This will be Giolito’s second career start against the Yankees.

With Sanchez out, the Yankee lineup looks as bleak as ever. Brett Gardner remains atop the order for now, but with a .196/.302/.370 slash line, one wonders how much longer that will be the case. Other than that, there are no real surprises in the lineup tonight. First pitch is at 7:05pm ET, on YES for TV viewers and WFAN for radio listeners. You can also stream the game on fuboTV.