The Yankees come to Arlington, Texas for the first of three games against the Rangers. The matchup between Masahiro Tanaka and Bartolo Colon is certainly a bizarre one, but we also have all the makings of a potential pitching duel. While Tanaka has not exactly been unhittable in the month of May, he has delivered several dominating performances. Colon, meanwhile, has a 2.82 ERA on the season, though the Yankees will hope to change that.
All the usual suspects will be in the lineup tonight with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, and Gary Sanchez making up a seriously colossal 2-5 in the lineup. Just imagine how much better it will be when Greg Bird is batting sixth. The Yankees are going with an interesting infield alignment, though. Tyler Austin is at first and Gleyber Torres will be playing second, but instead of Miguel Andujar, Neil Walker will be at third. This will be his first start at the hot corner.
A super fun piece of trivia about this game involves Gleyber Torres. The 21-year-old was just three months old when the 44-year-old Colon made his major league debut.