Yankees dropped the first game of this series last night and have lost 7 of their last 10. They're 4.5 back in the division, 5 up in the Wild Card, and their magic number to clinch a postseason berth is 12. I don't know about y'all, but I sure wouldn't mind a win this afternoon. There's a couple of big right handers on the mound in Noah Syndergaard and Michael Pineda, and here's the lineup that will start behind Big Mike: 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) Dustin Ackley- 2B 8) Didi Gregorius- SS
Pineda will hit 9th and he'll have the 3 bullpen horses ready to take over if he needs to be pinch hit for early. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM, this is your game thread. Let's go Yankees!