So, uh, it’s time for baseball?
After the All-Star break and the roster carnage that ensued after COVID issues led to the postponement for yesterday’s game, the Yankees will finally begin the second half tonight. In doing so, they’ll be trotting out a lineup that looks very different than the one against the Astros last Sunday.
In the starting nine today will be the returning Chris Gittens (due to Luke Voit’s bone bruise) and newcomer Trey Amburgey, who is making his major league debut. Among those on the bench will be Rob Brantly, Greg Allen, and Hoy Park, who also could make his MLB debut tonight. It’s a weird lineup for a weird set of circumstances.
On the mound will be Jordan Montgomery, who has been fine but not great in his last couple starts before the break. One of them was a three-run, six inning outing against Boston back on June 26th.
As for Boston, they’ll give the start to Eduardo Rodríguez. On the whole, Rodríguez hasn’t been great this season, but he has had two solid outings against the Yankees, and that was against a more normal Yankees’ lineup.
Tonight will be interesting, at the very least. Go Yankees, go baseball.
How to watch
Location: Yankee Stadium — Bronx, NY
First pitch: 7:05 pm ET
TV broadcast: YES, NESN, MLB Network (out of market only)
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Online stream: MLB.tv