A win is a win is a win. No matter how ugly they may be, the Yankees will take them in any form they can. Yesterday was the perfect example, as the Bombers managed to stop the rot of a seven-game losing streak, winning the game 2-1 on a wild pitch. Perhaps they can win in a more conventional manner this time around.
Michael King takes the mound in game one against the crosstown rivals. The rookie right hander has had an up-and-down season, losing his lone start against the Rays, but also bouncing back in his latest relief appearance. On the year, King is 1-1 with a 6.59 ERA, 5.55 FIP, and 1.098 WHIP in 13.2 innings pitched.
Rick Porcello is just the man the Yankees wanted to see on the bump to start for the visitors. The tall righty has given up four runs in each of his last two starts, and is allowing baserunners at an alarming clip. Maybe he is just what the doctor ordered for some of the slumping bats in the Yankees lineup. For the season, Porcello owns a 1-4 record with a 6.43 ERA, 3.03 FIP, and 1.64 WHIP in 28 innings pitched.
It is reassuring to see DJ LeMahieu right back at the top of the batting order after returning from injury yesterday. Clint Frazier is replaced by Mike Ford at DH, while Gary Sánchez returns to the lineup and will bat fifth.
As for the Mets, they trot out the same lineup as they did yesterday afternoon, save for Andrés Giménez replacing Amed Rosario at short.
How to watch:
Location: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
First pitch: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV broadcast: YES Network
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM
Online Stream: Fox Sports Go