Tonight, the Yankees and Red Sox meet in Fenway Park for just the second time this year. It’ll also incredibly be the last time they meet here in the regular season, thanks to the Sox taking the home team slot in the London Series. As of now, both teams are alive in the postseason hunt and could potentially line up to meet in the ALDS for a second straight year. Depending on how this series goes, though, the odds may get even shorter.
While this is still a significant series for the Yankees as they look to keep pace with the Astros for the best record in the AL, the series proves far more important to the Red Sox, who are looking to keep their Wild Card hopes alive. The last time the Yankees visited Fenway they were delivered a rude awakening in a 1-3 rout of a series, but perhaps this time they can deliver the final blow to Boston’s season.
Domingo German will head to the mound with that goal in mind tonight. The 24-year-old has been the most consistent starter for New York this year, and could return to the top of the leader board in pitcher wins with another strong performance. German was sharp the last time he faced Boston’s lineup, tossing seven innings of two-run ball in the first half of a doubleheader sweep.
Originally David Price was meant to begin this series as the Red Sox starter, but he’s been scratched due to injury. Boston pivoted to Jhoulys Chacin, a struggling starter making his debut with the team after spending the rest of the year with Milwaukee. Chacin is a starter, but he’s expected to be more of an opener in front of a host of relievers that the Red Sox have called up. Expect many pitching changes, and an even-more-frustratingly slow pace of play for another Yankees-Red Sox matchup.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST. You can catch the action live locally on WPIX, or stream the game on Facebook Watch. You can also listen to the broadcast on WFAN 660/101.9 FM or WADO 1280.
Strap in for another Rivalry Weekend.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 6, 2019
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Jhoulys Chacín makes his #RedSox debut!— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 6, 2019
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