Game 128 - Wisler While They Work

Severino vs BOS The New York Yankees continue their interleague match-up against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Yankees have young stud, Luis Severino, on the mound squaring up with the Braves' Matt Wisler. Severino is coming off his first win of the season and sports a very promising 2.74 ERA along with 9.39 strikeouts per nine innings.

Matt Wisler will be making his thirteenth start for the Braves and though he has a winning record of 5-4, his statistical line does not look pretty. His ERA and FIP are over five and his home run per nine rate is very high. Wisler does not strike out a lot of batters so his stuff is not the kind that misses bats.

But as always, the game is played on the field and you never know what is going to happen until it does. The Blue Jays have already won (what a surprise...) by tomahawking the Tigers, 15-1. Thanks for showing up, Tigers!

The Lineups:

New York Yankees:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
  2. Brett Gardner - LF
  3. Carlos Beltran - RF
  4. Brian McCann - C
  5. Greg Bird - 1B
  6. Chase Headley - 3B
  7. Didi Gregorius - SS
  8. Stephen Drew - 2B
  9. Luis Severino - P

Atlanta Braves:

  1. Nick Markakis - RF
  2. Cameron Maybin - CF
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Nick Swisher - LF
  5. Adonis Garcia - 3B
  6. Jace Peterson - 2B
  7. Christian Bethancourt - C
  8. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  9. Matthew Wisler - P

Some game notes: The game is being broadcast on FoxSports1 but if the Mets / Red Sox run long, the game will start on the YES Network. Mark Teixeira has a lot of inflammation from his bone bruise, but further tests as this point have been ruled out after seeing the Braves' doctor. Stephen Drew is one for his last thirteen (.076) and his batting .176 over his last fourteen days.

Enjoy the game everyone!