The last of the Yankees’ intrasquad games in summer camp concluded yesterday, and now the next phase of returning to baseball begins. The Yankees have several exhibition games scheduled as a prelude to their season opener on Thursday, beginning today with a matchup in Queens against the Mets.
Michael King will get the ball for the Yankees, hoping for one more impressive start that could decide whether he gets the nod for the 30-man roster or not. King has had a solid training camp, both in his appearances back in spring and his performance in the intrasquad matches, positioning for a spot in the bullpen.
On the other side will be Rick Porcello, whom the Yankees are very familiar with. Porcello spent the previous five seasons in a Red Sox uniform, winning a Cy Young in 2016 but under-performing in the other four years. He signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Mets in the offseason, and figures to be a fixture at the bottom of their rotation.
Game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST, and is being broadcast locally on YES and out-of-market on ESPN2. You can also listen to the broadcast on WFAN. Here are the lineups for the game:
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