Update 6:45 PM: Tonight’s game between the Yankees and Mets has been postponed, the team announced. It will be a split doubleheader, with game one scheduled for 1:05 PM, and game two at 7:05 PM. One would assume that Masahiro Tanaka and James Paxton will both start tomorrow, but we’ll keep you posted if not.
Original Post: After a six-game road trip, the Yankees are back home in the friendly confines of the Bronx. The road trip didn’t go perfectly, as they lost both series they played, going 2-4. That has not been the norm for this team, as those are the only two series they’ve lost since the beginning of May.
However, returning home represents a chance to shift things back. While it’s only a short pit stop back in New York, tonight, the Yankees open a two-game Subway Series set against the Mets.
The Yankees will give the ball to Masahiro Tanaka, who is also looking to bounce back from some slight recent struggles. While he’s been far from bad, Tanaka is coming off a pair of outings where he’s allowed four-plus runs and taken losses. That came on the heels of him allowing four runs combined in his previous four appearances. Hopefully, we see more of that Tanaka tonight.
Apart from that, it’s a relatively standard Yankee lineup considering the current makeup of the roster. Gio Urshela is the infielder who gets the day off tonight.
Here is the rest of the Mets’ lineup, including Pete Alonso, who the Yankees will see for the first time tonight.
Tonight’s game can be seen on PIX11, streamed via MLB.tv or FuboTV, and heard on WFAN or WADO. First pitch will be at 7:05 PM ET. Go Yankees, go baseball.