The Yankees get their first taste of Fenway Park this season, as they travel to Boston for a three-game set.
The Yankees didn't finish their six-game homestand they way they would have liked, as they lost three of four games to the Orioles. They are now set to face a Red Sox team that has won eight straight games after losing their first on Opening Day. This will be the first of 19 matchups these bitter rivals face each other this season.
|Neil Walker, 2B||Mookie Betts, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Andrew Benintendi, LF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||Hanley Ramirez, 1B|
|Gary Sanchez, DH||J.D. Martinez, DH|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Rafael Devers, 3B|
|Tyler Austin, 1B||Eduardo Nunez, 2B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Jackie Bradley Jr., CF|
|Austin Romine, C||Christian Vazquez, C|
|Shane Robinson, CF||Brock Holt, SS|
Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (1.38 ERA/1.80 FIP, 0.77 WHIP in 13.0 innings over two starts), who has won both of his starts to kick off his 2018 campaign. He faced the Rays in his last start, where he allowed two runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking one over 7.1 innings.
Severino liked pitching in the hostile Fenway Park environment last season. Over two starts, the Yankees' ace allowed just one earned run and seven hits over 14 innings.
Who is starting tonight for the Red Sox?
LHP Chris Sale (0.82 ERA/1.12 FIP, 0.82 WHIP in 11.0 innings over two starts), who is still searching for his first win of the season. Sale allowed just one earned run on five hits while striking out six over five innings in his last start against the Marlins.
Sale's overall record against the Yankees (4-4) may favor the road team, but his 1.81 ERA and .193 opponent batting average against New York tells a different story.
More Yankees notes...
Giancarlo Stanton is coming off a homestand that saw two five-strikeout games. He became the first player in the live ball era to have two games with no hits and five strikeouts in the same season ... Aaron Judge is 0-for-12 with 10 strikeouts in his career at-bats against Sale. ...Shane Robinson gets the start tonight after being selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.