There was some good things to come out of last night game for the Yankees. The offense put up some runs against Justin Verlander. Masahiro Tanaka had a good outing. Unfortunately, the Yankees still lost because baseball is weird sometimes. The bullpen, which is one of the main strength of the Yankees’ team, coughed up a lead, dooming the team to a loss.
Now we move to game two of the series tonight. Based on the pitching match up alone, this is a game that, on paper, is not in the Yankees’ favor. However, if things went haywire last night, there’s no reason they can’t today. Again, baseball is weird.
Jonathan Loaisiga will be given the ball tonight, as he looks to follow up his solid season debut last week. He allowed just one run on one hit, while striking out four. However, going from the Tigers to the Astros is a bit of a step up in opponent.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Gary Sanchez gets a day off behind the plate, but is still in the lineup at DH. Austin Romine gets the start behind the plate for tonight. The rest of the lineup is not far off last night’s.
Meanwhile, the Astros will give Gerrit Cole his third start of the season. The right-hander has picked up where he left off last year, allowing just four runs in 12 innings to start the season.
The game can be seen on YES or ESPN, blackout restrictions apply on the ESPN broadcast, however. The game can be heard on WFAN or WADO. First pitch will be at 8:10 PM ET. Go Yankees, go baseball.