Yesterday’s game was a frustrating one, to the point that it warranted a comment from unofficial captain Aaron Judge about playing with their backs to the wall today. Whether the Yankees will come out with that kind of fire for game three of 162 remains to be seen, but for now the series victory remains in front of them.
There are some slight adjustments in the lineup for today’s game, most notably Troy Tulowitzki getting the day off and Gleyber Torres slotting into shortstop. DJ LeMahieu will fill in at second, Miguel Andujar returns to third, and Greg Bird is back at first while Luke Voit takes the designated hitter role. Everyone else is status quo:
Going for the Opening Weekend series win.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 31, 2019
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Meanwhile, the Orioles will make some changes of their own. Chris Davis returns at first, and Trey Mancini will shift over to left field. Pedro Severino will also get his first start at catcher, batting eighth for the O’s:
Today’s lineup versus the Yankees. And it’s funky. Mancini In RF. Davis at first and batting seventh against a tough lefty. Rickard in center. Pedro Severino gets his first start with Os. pic.twitter.com/ltAjJCIQrC— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) March 31, 2019
The game is scheduled for 1:05 ET, but the weather is not cooperating. Expect a late start:
Please be advised we do not intend to start today's game on time. We will provide an update as information is received.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 31, 2019
When things do get started, the rubber match will be broadcast on YES and streamed out of market on MLB.tv. You can also listen in on WFAN 660/101.9FM or WADO 1280.