|NY YANKEES ( SABATHIA )|
PITTSBURGH ( GLASNOW )
|979||NY YANKEES||+115||Ov 8,-105||-110||Ov 8,-105|
|980||PITTSBURGH||-125||Un 8,-115||+100||Un 8,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-5||+0.8||6-6||4.6||0.263||0.342||0.451||0.792||3.2||0.207||0.257||0.341||0.598|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.3||3-4||5.1||0.271||0.361||0.482||0.843||2.7||0.200||0.252||0.339||0.591|
|vs Left-handed Starters||1-4||-3.4||1-4||2.4||0.174||0.254||0.275||0.530||4.8||0.251||0.330||0.363||0.693|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+1.2||1-6||3.4||0.233||0.291||0.384||0.674||2.9||0.213||0.263||0.326||0.589|
|4/7/2017||SEVERINO(R)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||5-6||L||-105||8.5 ev||O||10||7||2||7||3||0|
|4/8/2017||TANAKA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||4-5||L||100||8 ev||O||9||9||0||10||9||1|
|4/9/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ BALTIMORE||MILEY(L)||7-3||W||105||8.5 ov||O||9||12||0||6||6||2|
|4/10/2017||PINEDA(R)||TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||8-1||W||-125||8 ov||O||10||5||0||2||1||2|
|4/12/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)||8-4||W||-130||8.5 un||O||8||7||1||9||7||2|
|4/13/2017||SEVERINO(R)||TAMPA BAY||ANDRIESE(R)||3-2||W||-140||8 ov||U||7||7||0||7||6||0|
|4/14/2017||TANAKA(R)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||4-3||W||-135||8 un||U||9||8||0||6||7||1|
|4/15/2017||SABATHIA(L)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||3-2||W||+120||8 ov||U||5||12||0||5||6||2|
|4/16/2017||PINEDA(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||9-3||W||-155||8 ov||O||13||6||1||8||8||0|
|4/17/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||HOLLAND(L)||7-4||W||-155||8.5 ov||O||10||3||0||11||6||2|
|4/18/2017||SEVERINO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GONZALEZ(R)||1-4||L||-190||7.5 un||U||4||4||1||3||0||1|
|4/19/2017||TANAKA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||COVEY(R)||9-1||W||-240||8 un||O||11||3||0||6||6||1|
|4/21/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||GLASNOW(R)|| |
|4/22/2017||PINEDA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||TAILLON(R)|| |
|4/23/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||NOVA(R)|| |
|4/25/2017||SEVERINO(R)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)|| |
|4/26/2017||TANAKA(R)||@ BOSTON||SALE(L)|| |
|4/27/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ BOSTON||POMERANZ(L)|| |
|4/28/2017|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|4/13/2017||KUHL(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||3-4||L||155||9.5 ev||U||7||7||1||7||6||1|
|4/14/2017||COLE(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||4-2||W||145||7 ev||U||10||5||1||7||11||1|
|4/15/2017||GLASNOW(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||8-7||W||225||10.5 ev||O||10||3||1||9||7||0|
|4/16/2017||TAILLON(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)||6-1||W||155||8 ov||U||6||5||1||7||8||2|
|4/17/2017||NOVA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||1-2||L||120||8 ov||U||5||7||1||5||2||0|
|4/18/2017||KUHL(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LEAKE(R)||1-2||L||120||8 un||U||11||9||0||4||4||0|
|4/19/2017||COLE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||1-2||L||115||8 un||U||5||7||0||8||6||2|
|4/21/2017||GLASNOW(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|4/22/2017||TAILLON(R)||NY YANKEES||PINEDA(R)|| |
|4/23/2017||NOVA(R)||NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)|| |
|4/24/2017||KUHL(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ANDERSON(L)|| |
|4/25/2017||COLE(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|4/26/2017||GLASNOW(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)|| |
|4/28/2017|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|NY YANKEES: 2016: 84-78, fourth place
Manager: Joe Girardi (10th season)
Who's new? 1B/DH Chris Carter, 1B/LF/DH Matt Holliday, RHP Aroldis Chapman
Who's gone? 1B Mark Teixeira, C Brian McCann, RHP Nate Eovaldi, RHP Kirby Yates, RHP Anthony Swarzak, RHP Nick Goody, RHP Blake Parker
Projected lineup: LF Brett Gardner (.261, 7 HR, 41 RBI, 16 SB), CF Jacoby Ellsbury (.263, 9, 56, 20), C Gary Sanchez (.299, 20, 42 in 53 games), DH Matt Holliday (.246, 20, 62 with Cardinals), 1B Greg Bird (did not play in 2016), 2B Starlin Castro (.270, 21, 70), 3B Chase Headley (.253, 14, 51), RH Aaron Judge (.179, 4, 10 in 27 games) or Aaron Hicks (.217, 8, 31), SS Tyler Wade (.259, 5, 27 at Double-A) or Ronald Torreyes (.258, 1, 12)
Rotation: RH Masahiro Tanaka (14-4, 3.07), LH C.C. Sabathia (9-12, 3.91), RH Michael Pineda (6-12, 4.82), RH Luis Severino (3-8, 5.83), RH Chad Green (2-4, 4.73) or RH Adam Warren (4-2, 3.26) or RH Luis Cessa (4-4, 4.35) or RH Bryan Mitchell (1-2, 3.24 in five games)
Key relievers: LH Aroldis Chapman (4-1, 1.55, 36/39 SV), RH Dellin Betances (3-6, 3.08), RH Tyler Clippard (3-6, 3.57), LH Tommy Layne (2-0, 3.38), LH Chasen Shreve (2-1, 5.18)
Hot spots: Fifth starter and right field. The starter's competition is not urgent ' the Yankees have five off-days in the first month of the season ' but it's interesting nonetheless. Green, Cessa, Warren and Mitchell combined to make 22 major league starts last season. None had an outstanding spring training, so the Yankees might choose to divide the load again. Some will go to Triple-A, others to the bullpen. Someone named Aaron (Judge or Hicks) will be the Yankees' right fielder this season. If either falters, Tyler Austin or Rob Refsnyder could seize their at-bats.
Outlook: The Yankees will employ fewer past-their-prime position players in 2017 than any season this decade. Is their next generation of homegrown talent ready to take over? Sanchez is the most advanced prospect ' the catcher hit 20 home runs in 53 games as a rookie ' but beyond him lies several question marks. Greg Bird, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Judge and Austin (who was stalled in camp by a foot injury) will get a chance once they're ready. The pitching staff is led by Tanaka and the ferocious bullpen combo of Chapman, Betances and Clippard. But depth is a real question mark, and there are no blue-chip prospects at Triple-A waiting for their moment.
|PITTSBURGH: 2016: 78-83, third place
Manager: Clint Hurdle (seventh season)
Who's new? RHP Daniel Hudson, IF Phil Gosselin
Who's gone? IF Sean Rodriguez, OF Matt Joyce, SP Jeff Locke, SP Ryan Vogelsong, RP Neftali Feliz, C Eric Fryer
Projected lineup: 2B Josh Harrison (.283, 4 HR, 59 RBI, 19 SB), 1B Josh Bell (.273, 3, 19), RF Andrew McCutchen (.256, 24, 79), CF Starling Marte (.311, 9, 46, 47 SB), LF Gregory Polanco (.258, 22, 86), 3B Jung-ho Kang (.255, 21, 62), C Francisco Cervelli (.264, 1, 33), SS Jordy Mercer (.256, 11, 59)
Rotation: RH Gerrit Cole (7-10, 3.88 ERA), RH Ivan Nova (12-8, 4.17 for Yankees and Pirates), RH Jameson Taillon (5-4, 3.38), RH Chad Kuhl (5-4, 4.20), RH Drew Hutchison (1-0, 5.25 with Blue Jays and Pirates) or Steven Brault (0-3, 4.86) or Trevor Williams (1-1, 7.82) or Tyler Glasnow (0-2, 4.24)
Key relievers: LH Tony Watson (2-5, 3.06, 15/20 SV), RH Daniel Hudson (3-2, 5.22 with Diamondbacks), LH Felipe Rivero (1-6, 4.09 for Nationals and Pirates), RH Juan Nicasio (10-7, 4.50), LH Antonio Bastardo (3-0, 4.52 with Mets and Pirates), RH Jared Hughes (1-1, 3.03), LH Wade LeBlanc (4-0, 3.77 with Mariners and Pirates)
Hot spots: Rotation and closer. Right-hander Glasnow, 23, is a consensus top-25 prospect who made his major league debut last year. The Pirates would love to see him seize the fifth starter's job in camp, but right-hander Hutchison offers a more experienced option if Glasnow isn't ready. Watson became the closer after Mark Melancon was traded to Washington last summer, but his sinker/slider/changeup mix isn't typical ninth-inning stuff. Keep an eye on Rivero, a 25-year-old lefty acquired in the Melancon trade. His fastball actually gained velocity as last season wore on, eventually touching triple digits. Rivero might begin the season as the set-up man but his ascension to the ninth inning seems inevitable.
Outlook: The Pirates made some interesting tweaks after missing the playoffs for the first time in four years. They made no major trades, signed only two major league free agents (pitchers Nova and Hudson) and revamped Hurdle's coaching staff. They also moved their outfielders around: McCutchen goes from center to right, Marte from left to center, and Polanco from right to left. McCutchen is coming off the worst season of his career. So is ace right-hander Cole. The path back to the playoffs begins with the two stars bouncing back. If the team's other homegrown talent ' Taillon, Glasnow, Bell and Polanco ' continue their evolution, Pittsburgh should return to the postseason in 2017.
|Pirates hope bizarre streak continues vs. Yankees|
PITTSBURGH -- If trends were sacred, the Pittsburgh Pirates could pencil in three wins in their interleague series against the New York Yankees, which begins Friday at PNC Park.
The Pirates (6-9) have swept or been swept in every series so far in 2017.
What's more, Pittsburgh is 6-0 in games played Friday-Sunday and 0-9 in games contested Monday-Thursday.
"It's bizarre, such is this game and such is life," Pirates infielder/outfielder John Jaso said. "So you just keep going. It is April. You just keep moving on to the next one.
"If we are just working with sweeps, let's sweep this next series."
New York (10-5) is coming off of an 8-1 homestand.
"It shows this is a really good baseball team. I think people are seeing that now," catcher Austin Romine told the New York Post. Romine has been filling in for Gary Sanchez, who is on disabled list with a biceps strain.
But New York has to leave the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium to start a six-game road trip. It hasn't been as easy on the road, with the team losing four of six.
Of course, trends are just that, and they can crumble at any moment. So the Yankees will show up at PNC Park for their first trip to Pittsburgh since 2008.
Pittsburgh's latest sweep was three losses to the Cardinals in St. Louis, all by 2-1 scores.
"Just because you give up only six runs doesn't mean you're going to win games," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We played good baseball. We pitched well."
Friday's pitching matchup brings some intrigue with starters at decidedly different spots in their career.
New York veteran left-hander CC Sabathia (2-0, 1.47 ERA) has been strong after right knee surgery last fall.
"He's been great," fellow Yankees pitcher Tyler Clippard told Newsday of the 36-year-old Sabathia. "Since I got over here last year, (I've been) watching what he's done just to reinvent himself a little bit. Obviously, early in his career, he was 95, 98 (mph), but now he's the true veteran pitcher, hitting spots, changing speeds, moving in and out and up and down, and it's really working for him. It's been impressive to watch."
Pittsburgh right-hander Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 12.15 ERA) is miles behind Sabathia in terms of his place in his career. Glasnow, 23, has struggled two starts into what could be his first full major league season.
Glasnow has given up multiple runs in four of his seven innings. However, he went from two innings his first start to five his second, and the Pirates are willing to give him more time at this level.
"He has to earn it here," Hurdle said. "We can't just give it to him if the results aren't cooperating, if he's not giving us the innings we need and it's starting to complicate things on the other end. He knows that.
"However, I'm a firm believer, as I think everybody else is, that the greatest opportunity for growth is for him to pitch at this level, to meet the challenges of the game at this level."
|Last Updated: 2/25/2018 9:26:56 AM EST|