|NY YANKEES ( SEVERINO )|
TAMPA BAY ( RAMIREZ )
|967||NY YANKEES||-120||Ov 8,-105||-125||Ov 8,+105|
|968||TAMPA BAY||+110||Un 8,-115||+115||Un 8,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||17-11||+4||16-12||5.7||0.277||0.354||0.469||0.823||4.2||0.238||0.297||0.379||0.675|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.6||3-4||5.7||0.278||0.338||0.424||0.762||5.3||0.261||0.318||0.390||0.708|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-13||+3.6||18-11||4.9||0.258||0.330||0.443||0.773||3.9||0.236||0.304||0.367||0.671|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.9||6-1||5.6||0.273||0.326||0.498||0.824||4.9||0.217||0.297||0.396||0.693|
|5/5/2017||PINEDA(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||3-2||W||110||6.5 ov||U||11||9||2||4||6||0|
|5/6/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ANDERSON(L)||11-6||W||120||7.5 un||O||14||7||1||7||7||2|
|5/7/2017||SEVERINO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)||5-4||W||115||7 un||O||10||11||0||11||18||2|
|5/8/2017||TANAKA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||DAVIS(R)||10-4||W||-140||8.5 ov||O||13||11||2||11||6||1|
|5/9/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ CINCINNATI||ADLEMAN(R)||3-5||L||-110||9 un||U||7||8||1||8||8||0|
|5/12/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||1-5||L||+105||8 ov||U||7||7||1||11||8||1|
|5/16/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||HAMMEL(R)||7-1||W||-115||9.5 ov||U||13||9||0||8||9||0|
|5/17/2017||PINEDA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)||11-7||W||-130||9 un||O||16||8||2||11||6||0|
|5/18/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||1-5||L||-115||8.5 ov||U||7||8||0||5||2||2|
|5/19/2017||SEVERINO(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||RAMIREZ(R)|| |
|5/20/2017||TANAKA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ANDRIESE(R)|| |
|5/21/2017||SABATHIA(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|5/22/2017||PINEDA(R)||KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)|| |
|5/23/2017||MONTGOMERY(L)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)|| |
|5/24/2017||SEVERINO(R)||KANSAS CITY||KARNS(R)|| |
|5/25/2017||TANAKA(R)||KANSAS CITY||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|5/26/2017|| ||OAKLAND|| || |
|5/8/2017||SNELL(L)||KANSAS CITY||KARNS(R)||3-7||L||-145||7.5 ev||O||9||9||4||13||7||0|
|5/9/2017||ANDRIESE(R)||KANSAS CITY||YOUNG(R)||6-7||L||-160||8 ev||O||12||10||1||12||9||0|
|5/10/2017||ARCHER(R)||KANSAS CITY||HAMMEL(R)||12-1||W||-185||7.5 ov||O||16||7||0||8||7||1|
|5/11/2017||ODORIZZI(R)||KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)||0-6||L||-120||7.5 un||U||4||2||1||8||5||0|
|5/12/2017||COBB(R)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)||5-4||W||150||8.5 ev||O||11||6||3||5||6||2|
|5/13/2017||SNELL(L)||@ BOSTON||SALE(L)||3-6||L||235||7.5 un||O||3||2||0||7||3||0|
|5/14/2017||ANDRIESE(R)||@ BOSTON||POMERANZ(L)||11-2||W||155||8.5 ev||O||16||10||1||6||9||1|
|5/15/2017||ARCHER(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)||7-8||L||135||7.5 un||O||11||11||1||9||9||0|
|5/16/2017||ODORIZZI(R)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)||6-4||W||150||9 ov||O||10||6||0||8||4||0|
|5/17/2017||COBB(R)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)||7-4||W||155||9.5 ov||O||12||5||0||7||6||0|
|5/19/2017||RAMIREZ(R)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)|| |
|5/20/2017||ANDRIESE(R)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|5/21/2017||ARCHER(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|5/22/2017||ODORIZZI(R)||LA ANGELS||RAMIREZ(R)|| |
|5/23/2017||COBB(R)||LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)|| |
|5/24/2017||RAMIREZ(R)||LA ANGELS||NOLASCO(R)|| |
|5/25/2017||ANDRIESE(R)||LA ANGELS||MEYER(R)|| |
|5/26/2017|| ||@ MINNESOTA|| || |
|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.
|TAMPA BAY: 2016: 68-94, fifth place
Manager: Kevin Cash (third season)
Who's new? OF Colby Rasmus, OF/1B Rickie Weeks Jr., RHP Tommy Hunter, RHP Jumbo Diaz, C Wilson Ramos, C Derek Norris, OF Mallex Smith, RHP Jose De Leon, RHP Shawn Tolleson
Who's gone? 2B Logan Forsythe, IF/OF Steve Pearce, OF Desmond Jennings, OF Mikie Mahtook, C Hank Conger, IF/OF Taylor Motter, C Bobby Wilson, LHP Drew Smyly, LHP Enny Romero, RHP Steve Geltz, LHP Dana Eveland, RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Tyler Sturdevant, RHP Dylan Floro
Projected lineup: DH Corey Dickerson (.245, 24, 70), CF Kevin Kiermaier (.246, 12, 37, 21 SB), 3B Evan Longoria (.273, 36, 98), 2B Brad Miller (.243, 30, 81), RF Steven Souza (.247, 17, 49), LF Colby Rasmus (.206, 15, 54 with Astros), SS Tim Beckham (.247, 5, 16), 1B Logan Morrison (.238, 14, 43), C Curt Casali (.186, 8, 25)
Rotation: RH Chris Archer (9-19, 4.02 ERA), RH Jake Odorizzi (10-6, 3.69), RH Alex Cobb (1-2, 8.59 in five starts), LH Blake Snell (6-8, 3.54), RH Matt Andriese (8-8, 4.37)
Key relievers: RH Alex Colome (2-4, 1.91, 37/40 SV), RH Tommy Hunter (2-2, 3.18 with Indians), RH Danny Farquhar (1-0, 3.06), LH Xavier Cede'o (3-4, 3.70), RH Erasmo Ramirez (7-11, 3.77), RH Jumbo Diaz (1-1, 3.14), RH Chase Whitley (0-0, 2.51)
Hot spots: Shortstop and catcher. Tim Beckham and the combination of Curt Casali and newly signed Derek Norris are holding down the fort while Matt Duffy and Wilson Ramos recover from injuries. Beckham and Casali or Norris can at least try to make the situation awkward by hitting. That wasn't their strong suit last year, but the Rays will need someone to bat eighth and ninth while Ramos (knee surgery; out until July) and Duffy (Achilles surgery; out until May) heal.
Outlook: How do you fix a team that ranked eighth in the AL in ERA and 14th in runs scored? If you're the Rays, you trade away your second-best hitter (Forsythe) for a pitcher who will start the season in Triple-A (De Leon), then sign an outfielder with a .641 OPS (Rasmus) to be your second-highest paid player. Expectations for a team with the third-lowest payroll in the game shouldn't be high to begin with. Getting Duffy and Ramos back from the DL will help, but not enough to slow rumors of Archer, Cobb and Odorizzi getting traded if they pitch well.
|Resurgent Rays await visit from Yankees|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays are home from their first winning road trip in nearly a year, taking four of six games in a week spent at Boston and Cleveland.
Continuing that success -- and potentially inching back above .500 -- won't be easy against a New York Yankees team that has baseball's second-best record at 24-14. What will help Tampa Bay's chances is if it can continue a recent surge -- the Rays (21-22) hit 10 home runs in Cleveland, setting a franchise record for a three-game series.
Designated hitter Corey Dickerson had three home runs in the last two games, giving him nine for the season and a legitimate case to be an All-Star as a power-hitting leadoff man.
"He's doing everything offensively," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said after Dickerson belted a three-run home run in Wednesday's win. "He's not your typical leadoff hitter, with that kind of power, but he's doing a good job of igniting our offense."
Thursday afforded the Rays a rare day off -- they had played games on 20 straight days and won't have another day off until June 1 after 13 straight games.
Tampa Bay faces the Yankees with reliever Erasmo Ramirez making his second stint as a fill-in starter. He stepped in twice while Jake Odorizzi was injured, and now takes over for Blake Snell, who was sent to the minors after he was winless in his first eight starts.
Ramirez (2-0, 2.92 ERA) only threw 28 pitches in his last outing on Sunday, but it was an impressive two innings of no-hit ball with four strikeouts against Boston. The Rays are 2-4 against the Yankees this season, taking two of three to open the season in St. Petersburg before getting swept a week later at Yankee Stadium.
New York, which suffered a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night, counters with right-hander Luis Severino (2-2, 3.86 ERA), who faced the Rays in April and pitched well, striking out 11 in seven innings and holding Tampa Bay to two runs on five hits.
The Yankees have received a power surge from phenom Aaron Judge, who is tied for the major league lead with 14 home runs. New York had scored at least seven runs in four straight before Thursday's quiet night at the plate.
"It's going to happen -- you're going to run into guys that have good stuff and are on certain nights," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the game. "It's going to be tough to put up a lot against them. We had a couple of chances and we weren't able to get hits in those chances."
The Rays have found their power stroke at the plate, but they'll face the Yankees without a key bat in second baseman Brad Miller, who went on the disabled list Thursday with an abdominal strain.
Miller was hitting only .205, but leads the American League with 30 walks to help his on-base percentage. He'll be replaced by rookie Daniel Robertson, who is hitting .183 but has three home runs.
|Last Updated: 4/20/2018 10:55:37 PM EST|