The Yankees may have gotten their seven-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, but they picked up right where they left off on Monday. The Yankees returned home from their road trip yesterday and collected a Memorial Day victory over the Padres in the series opener. Tonight, they can clinch a series win against the NL West opponent.
Masahiro Tanaka will get the start for the Yankees. Last time he took the mound, the Yankees wasted a one-run, six-inning effort of his against the Orioles, handing him a no decision. Of course, they still won the game because Orioles. Since struggling a bit in late April and early May, Tanaka has bounced back with a couple good starts in a row. He’s allowed just four runs in 25.1 innings across his last four outings.
Elsewhere in the lineup, there’s some shuffling in the infield as Gio Urshela gets the day off. Meanwhile, Gary Sanchez goes back behind the plate as Kendrys Morales comes in to DH.
The Padres will give the ball to second-year player Eric Lauer, making his first career start against the Yankees. Lauer’s numbers on the season are mostly below average, but he’s coming off a solid appearance last time out. Against Arizona on May 22, he went seven innings, allowing one run on four hits.
Tonight’s game can be seen on YES and Fubo TV, or heard on WFAN or WADO. First pitch will be at 6:35 PM ET. Go Yankees, go baseball.