Weather permitting, the Yankees (26-12) look to bounce back against the Athletics (19-19) on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Even after losing two games in a row, the Yankees are tied with the Red Sox for best record in the MLB... The Yankees are 16-3 since Gleyber Torres has been called up from AAA... Torres currently is on a nine-game hitting streak, batting .344/.386/.531 this season... Torres, Miguel Andujar and Tyler Austin have three of the top four spots on the AL Rookie RBI leaderboard, behind Shohei Ohtani.
|Marcus Semien, SS||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Matt Joyce, LF||Aaron Judge, DH|
|Jed Lowrie, 2B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Khris Davis, DH||Giancarlo Stanton, RF|
|Matt Olson, 1B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Matt Chapman, 3B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Dustin Fowler, CF||Neil Walker, 1B|
|Mark Canha, RF||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Bruce Maxwell, C||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (0-1, 2.66 ERA/3.11 FIP), who was masterful in his first start, not allowing a hit over six innings with nine strikeouts. Despite the stellar performance, German didn't factor into the decision as the Yankees beat the Indians 7-4.
Who is starting for the Athletics
RHP Andrew Triggs (3-1, 4.41 ERA/3.88 FIP), who won his last start against the Orioles. Triggs went seven innings, allowing just one run on two hits with nine strikeouts.
In seven starts this season, Triggs has lasted six or more innings twice. He's given up two runs or less in five of those starts as his ERA is infalted by an outing against the White Sox in April when he gave up six runs in just one inning.
More Yankees notes...
Against the Indians, German became the first pitcher since 1893 to throw at least six hitless innings with nine strikeouts in his first career start... Aaron Judge now has the fourth-most RBI in the AL (32 RBI)... He has the second-most walks in the MLB, behind Bryce Harper... Jonathan Holder has not allowed an earned run in seven appearances since being recalled from Triple-A.
The Yankees wrap up their nine-game homestand on Sunday against the Athletics at 1:05 p.m. (Anderson vs. Severino) before heading to Washington for a two-game set with the Nationals, starting on Tuesday.