Chad Green will be tasked with continuing the trend of strong performances by the rotation, even though he is the opener. Green has not opened a games since July 18th, but hopefully he keeps his first-inning magic rolling. DJ LeMahieu has looked amazing since his return, hitting two homes runs off ace Chris Sale in game one. Brett Gardner and his three hits are promising as well.
Edwin Encarnacion (injured list with a fractured wrist), Kyle Higashioka, and Gardner will take a seat for this game. Meanwhile Aaron Hicks, Mike Tauchman, and Austin Romine get to start tonight. Additionally the Yankees will now face the third left-handed starter in a row against Boston. Hopefully Aaron Judge can get in a groove, as he loves mashing southpaws.
Boston’s top half of the lineup will stay exactly the same as their one through five look to wake up in the Bronx this weekend. Starter Brian Johnson has pitched a total of 14 innings this season. Furthermore, Johnson hasn’t pitched in the majors since June 22nd.
Tonight’s game can be seen on YES, and fubo.tv, or heard on WFAN or WADO. First pitch will be at 7:05 PM EST. Lets go Yankees!