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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Let's run it back. pic.twitter.com/hPXJEdyj4A— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 3, 2021
Luis Gil is on the bump to make his Big League debut.#SquadUp pic.twitter.com/Y6ulnABnoj— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 3, 2021