The Yankees have lost three games in a row, and while the Red Sox-Rays series guarantees that one of their playoff rivals will be guaranteed a win tonight, it’s imperative that New York gets out of this funk soon.
We’ll see whether Jameson Taillon is still in the downswing of his roller-coaster season, as his previous three starts have seen him post a 7.07 ERA and surrender 2.5 HR/9. The Angels offense has cooled off somewhat from its top-three pace earlier in the season, but the likes of Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh can still mash.
Speaking of Ohtani, he was supposed to be tonight’s starting pitcher, but after being hit on the wrist over the weekend, the decision was made to start Jaime Barria instead, who himself has been on a rough stretch. A 7.53 ERA in four August starts belies the potential for real fireworks from both lineups.
How to watch
Location: Angel Stadium – Anaheim, CA
First pitch: 9:38 pm ET
TV broadcast: YES, Bally Sports West
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Online stream: MLB.tv
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Taillon Tuesday coming up. #SquadUp pic.twitter.com/wVgwzmDLjx— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 31, 2021
Game 2 against the Midnight Blue— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) September 1, 2021