The Yankees got the ALDS off to a perfect start last night with a Game One victory over the Rays. The offense got Tampa Bay starter Blake Snell for four runs and eventually put things away with a big ninth inning. Gerrit Cole also battled through not having his best stuff to put in a pretty solid outing.
There are all sorts of good stats about teams who win the first game of a series, but there’s still a lot of work left to do, and they can do a lot of it tonight in Game Two.
On the mound for the Yankees will be the subject of one of the Yankees more intriguing decisions in recent memort, Deivi García. The 21-year old is making his postseason debut with the Yankees opting to save Masahiro Tanaka for either a crucial or possible clinching Game Three. It’s bit of a gamble, but the rookie certainly has the stuff to put in a good performance. He did not face the Rays in the regular season.
Here’s the rest of the lineup, including Clint Frazier retaining his place after his home run in Game One.
Our Game 2 Guys. pic.twitter.com/VyXjZQZRXf— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 6, 2020
Tyler Glasnow will be on the mound for Tampa Bay. He faced the Yankees three times in 2020. Two went in his favor, but was knocked out in the third inning in the other.
Here’s what the Rays will be running out behind him:
Game two https://t.co/QWyXmgKxyw pic.twitter.com/9AoK6X6jNr— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 6, 2020
How to Watch
Time: 8:10 p.m. EST
Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California
Radio: ESPN Radio, WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (local listings)