Tough little stretch here for Yankees baseball. Not only have they suffered both a frustrating close loss and a lopsided loss, they’ve seen Aaron Judge felled by a mysterious bout of soreness and Gio Urshela sidelined after feeling some side effects from a COVID vaccine dose. As it goes with baseball, the games won’t stop, so they’ll have every chance to find some positive momentum. (Update: They’re both back in the lineup today. Phew.)
For today’s game, Domingo Germán will take the mound looking to put together a more consistent start than his first outing. He’ll face Chris Archer, with the veteran right-hander back with the Rays after a three-season sojourn in Pittsburgh. Archer’s first appearance of the season came in relief against the Marlins; he gave up three earned runs across two innings.
On the site, Cooper analyzes Gleyber Torres’ early-season troubles on defense, John previews the 2021 campaign for first baseman Chris Gittens, Andres discusses Jay Bruce’s slow start to the season, and Dan looks at the Yankees’ upper-level pitching depth on the farm.
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Time: 1:10 p.m. EST
TV: YES Network, Bally Sports Sun, MLB Network (out-of-market)
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Venue: Tropicana Field
1. Are you worried about Corey Kluber’s uneven start?
2. Which has been the most surprising team in MLB so far?