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New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles: Luis Gil vs. Alexander Wells

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All eyes on Gil making his major league debut.

2021 New York Yankees Photo Day Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images

It very much feels like the Yankees are running in place all year. Even when they get a real spark — Anthony Rizzo certainly provided one in his terrific debut series against the Marlins — they can’t keep any momentum going, and that came through in last night’s loss to the Orioles. With no Gerrit Cole going, the team will turn to Luis Gil, making his MLB debut, to try to be the next guy to spark something in this monochromatic season.

Gil is 23 and the team’s best pitching prospect. Across 61 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season, he’s struck out 88 while walking 36. He’s had a bit of a tough run since getting the call to Scranton, giving up six home runs, but the command is strong and with a fastball that will get up to triple digits, we can all be at least a little excited about what he might bring to the start tonight, even if it’s a short one.

How to watch:

Location: Yankee Stadium — Bronx, NY

First pitch: 7:05 pm EDT

TV Broadcast: YES Network, MASN

Radio Broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Online Stream: MLB.tv

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