The Yankees have had a good time taking full advantage of having the Orioles on their schedule, but all good things must come to an end. The season series between Baltimore and New York ends today, and after starting 1-2 the Yankees can end it with 16 straight victories if they win this finale.
J.A. Happ gets the ball looking for the sweep. Happ’s season of consistent inconsistency was furthered his last time out against Toronto, failing to build off of a decent start against Boston and allowing six runs over five innings. While Happ probably isn’t in line to make the postseason rotation, getting some quality starts from him down the stretch would be key to preserving the bullpen.
The Orioles will counter with Dylan Bundy, who has also endured an up-and-down season. Bundy has managed to pitch into the sixth inning in three of his last four starts, but the start before that he exited the game after giving up seven runs in the first inning. He’s far from his top form, but at least he’s a major-league capable pitcher, which can’t be said for every starter the Orioles have thrown out this series.
DJ LeMahieu and Cameron Maybin are getting some rest in this series finale, but Gleyber Torres slots in at DH looking to make history. The 22-year-old is one home run against Baltimore shy of tying Lou Gehrig’s record for home runs in a season against a single opponent. Bundy has allowed 24 long balls this year, so we’ll see if Gleyber can get it done.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 EST. You can watch the action live on YES, or stream it on mlb.tv or fubo.tv. You can also listen to the broadcast on WFAN 660/101.9 FM or WADO 1280.