The Yankees watched the Marlins clinch their first postseason berth since 2003 last night. Give the Yankees some credit for sportsmanship, they’re making plenty of dreams come true. Enough of that, though, as they could sure use some wins to close out the season, punching a more favorable playoff-ticket. Losing the next two games would consign them to the number eight seed, and a trip to Tropicana Field, while two wins or one Blue Jays loss has the Bombers heading to the South Side of Chicago for a showdown with the White Sox.
Deivi García gets the ball today for his final tuneup of the regular season. The 21-year-old has pitched to a 4.88 ERA (4.77 FIP) across 27.2 innings, but those numbers are skewed by a clunker at Fenway Park his last time out, when he allowed six runs in three innings of work. Prior to that, he owned a 3.28 ERA (3.95 FIP).
The Marlins, meanwhile. will send Trevor Rogers to the mound. The rookie southpaw has a 6.84 ERA (4.66 FIP) on the season—25 innings of work. The Marlins’ number nine prospect works with a fourseamer, a slider, and a changeup, all of which generate swings-and-misses.
Here’s the Yankees’ lineup for today:
And the Marlins’:
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM. You can watch on the YES Network locally, the MLB Network nationally, and stream on MLB.tv. WFAN/WADO have the radio call. Go Yankees, go baseball!