After winning the first three of four games in the series, the Yankees are looking for the sweep with Masahiro Tanaka on the mound. Over his last three starts, Tanaka has been able to rid himself of the few shaky performances that he had. The right-hander did get hit in the shin by a Yandy Diaz comeback last time out, but was cleared to start today. Nonetheless, it’s something to remember if we see any discomfort from him.
On the mound for the Orioles is Dylan Bundy. His last three starts have been his best three consecutive performances of the year thus far. Bundy comes in with an arsenal that features a fastball, changeup, and slider in that order of usage. Currently his fastball is the pitch hitters are doing the most damage off of, showing a .634 slugging percentage against it. Still, Bundy depends on it 48.6% of the time. With that said his slider is garnering some good numbers with a .171 expected batting average on Statcast that would lead you to question why he might not throw it more often.
These Orioles will look to avoid the sweep today against a Yankees lineup without Torres and Sánchez. pic.twitter.com/0za2wVA0Yb— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) May 23, 2019
The game can be seen on YES, MLBN (blackout restrictions apply), and FUBO TV. You can listen to the game on WFAN or WADO. First pitch will be at 12:35 PM ET. Go Yankees!