Game 52: Tanaka vs. Sanchez

The Yankees are 2-5 since reeling off a six game winning streak. They've scored just 19 runs over that stretch (just over 2.7 R/G), and once again find themselves 4.5 GB in the Wild Card race. It feels a bit early to be so concerned with standings - but this offense once again looks wholly impotent. So it goes. Let's start small, and avoid the sweep tonight, shall we?

Here's tonight's lineup:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Brett Gardner, LF
  3. Carlos Beltran, RF
  4. Brian McCann, C
  5. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  6. Alex Rodriguez, DH
  7. Didi Gregorius, SS
  8. Chase Headley, 3B
  9. Ronald Torreyes, 2B

The Yankees have won Masahiro Tanaka's last four starts, and he will have to continue his run of excellence as the struggling offense squares off against Aaron Sanchez.