The Yankees look to start up another winning streak after yesterday’s loss in Kansas City. They kick off a seven-game homestand with some Memorial Day baseball, the first game of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres.
Chad Green and his 12.15 ERA (8.81 FIP) gets the nod as the opener for the second time in three days, as the Yankees have been forced by injuries to heavily lean on the strategy. Green looks to continue to find his way in what has been a disastrous season for him, as his K/BB ratio of 2.60 is four points lower than last season’s 6.40, and his WHIP and HR/9 are more than twice his career norms.
Opposing him is Matt Strahm. The 27-year-old southpaw has been having a career year for the Padres, pitching to a 3.06 ERA (3.75 FIP). He does not strike out many batters, but he does not give up free passes either — his 3.9% walk rate is among the best in the league.
Here’s the lineup the Yankees will be sending out against him today:
Slowly but surely, the lineup is rounding into its final form.
The Padres, meanwhile, send out a lineup that has underperformed expectations, despite having big years from Franmil Reyes and Eric Hosmer. Big free agent signing Manny Machado, while not playing bad, has underwhelmed, and top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. has been sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury:
You’ll be able to catch today’s matchup on the YES Network, listen along on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9 FM or WADO 1280, or stream the game on fubo.tv. First pitch is expected for 1:05pm.
Thanks for spending your Memorial Day with us here at Pinstripe Alley. Let’s Go Yankees!