After two brutal losses to start the series, the Yankees were seemingly headed towards a third when they came to the plate in the eighth inning. Then seemingly out of nowhere, the Yankees rallied, scoring four eighth inning runs, taking a lead, and eventually winning Saturday’s game against the Red Sox.
Thanks to that, the Yankees aren’t coming into this game just hoping to avoid a sweep, they’re coming in looking to pick up a split in Boston. While it’ll still feel somewhat disapointing considering how the first game ended, taking the final two would be huge considering what happened in the first 2 7/9ths of the series.
To try and get that win, the Yankees will be sending out an improved lineup. For one, Gary Sánchez will be back behind the plate after missing yesterday’s game with back spasms. Another return will be Gio Urshela, who will play his first game since the All-Star break, after getting caught in the whole Yankees’ COVID situation. The Giancarlo Stanton playing the outfield thing is not happening, however, apparently because Chris Gittens is going on the IL.
Domingo Germán will get the start on the mound. He was better than he had been recently Tuesday against the Phillies, but he still looked nothing like he did back during his late April/early May run of success.
As for Boston, they’ll start Martín Pérez. The Yankees have had two solid efforts against him this season, scoring six runs (three earned) in 7.2 innings across two starts.
Go Yankees, go baseball.
How to watch:
Location: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
First pitch: 1:10 pm, EDT
TV Broadcast: YES, NESN, TBS
Radio Broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280, WEEI, WCCM
Online Stream: MLB.tv