|HOUSTON ( GREINKE )|
NY YANKEES ( GERMAN )
|915||HOUSTON||+120||Ov 8.5,-120||+110||Ov 8.5,-115|
|916||NY YANKEES||-130||Un 8.5,+100||-120||Un 8.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||6-5||-2.4||6-5||5.2||0.261||0.325||0.444||0.769||3.7||0.227||0.276||0.390||0.666|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.2||3-4||4.3||0.250||0.310||0.342||0.653||2.3||0.173||0.229||0.286||0.515|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-10||-5.4||7-13||3.7||0.206||0.306||0.337||0.643||3.3||0.204||0.264||0.351||0.615|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1.6||2-5||5.0||0.267||0.351||0.457||0.808||1.9||0.178||0.237||0.274||0.511|
|4/20/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ COLORADO||GRAY(R)||2-6||L||-115||10.5 ev||U||5||6||0||7||4||2|
|4/21/2021||URQUIDY(R)||@ COLORADO||GOMBER(L)||3-6||L||-135||10 un||U||5||4||1||11||8||0|
|4/22/2021||JAVIER(R)||LA ANGELS||COBB(R)||8-2||W||-125||9 ov||O||13||10||0||8||10||1|
|4/23/2021||GREINKE(R)||LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)||5-4||W||-165||8 ev||O||8||5||2||13||9||0|
|4/24/2021||ODORIZZI(R)||LA ANGELS||CANNING(R)||16-2||W||-145||8.5 ov||O||18||8||1||5||2||2|
|4/25/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||LA ANGELS||BUNDY(R)||2-4||L||-140||8.5 un||U||4||5||0||7||7||0|
|4/30/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)||9-2||W||-125||7.5 ov||O||15||9||0||6||8||0|
|5/1/2021||URQUIDY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||FLEMING(L)||3-1||W||-110||8 ov||U||4||5||0||5||6||0|
|5/2/2021||JAVIER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HILL(L)||4-5||L||-125||8 ev||O||8||6||2||7||7||0|
|5/4/2021||GREINKE(R)||@ NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)|| |
|5/5/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)|| |
|5/6/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||@ NY YANKEES||COLE(R)|| |
|5/10/2021||ODORIZZI(R)||LA ANGELS||OHTANI(R)|| |
|5/11/2021||()||LA ANGELS||()|| |
|4/22/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CIVALE(R)||6-3||W||-105||8 ov||O||11||13||1||8||8||1|
|4/23/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ CLEVELAND||ALLEN(L)||5-3||W||-155||8.5 ev||U||6||4||0||5||5||0|
|4/24/2021||COLE(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BIEBER(R)||2-1||W||-120||6.5 un||U||5||7||0||3||3||0|
|4/25/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MCKENZIE(R)||3-7||L||-125||8 un||O||6||9||0||9||3||1|
|4/26/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||HARVEY(R)||2-4||L||-160||9 ov||U||4||6||0||8||7||0|
|4/27/2021||KLUBER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||ZIMMERMANN(L)||5-1||W||-165||9.5 ov||U||12||7||0||7||9||0|
|4/28/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ BALTIMORE||KREMER(R)||7-0||W||-140||9.5 un||U||12||5||0||4||4||0|
|4/29/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ BALTIMORE||LOPEZ(R)||3-4||L||-175||9.5 un||U||8||12||1||7||5||0|
|5/6/2021||COLE(R)||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)|| |
|5/11/2021||()||@ TAMPA BAY||()|| |
|HOUSTON: He's Here: RHP Jake Odorizzi, C Jason Castro, RHP Pedro B'ez, RHP Ryne Stanek, RHP Steve Cishek, OF Steven Souza Jr.
He's Outta Here: CF George Springer, OF Josh Reddick, RHP Roberto Osuna, RHP Chris Devenski, RHP Brad Peacock, LHP Cionel Perez, RHP Cy Sneed.
Projected Lineup: 2B Jose Altuve (.219, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs), LF Michael Brantley (.300, 5, 22, 15 2Bs), SS Carlos Correa (.264, 5, 25), 3B Alex Bregman (.242, 6, 22), DH Yordan 'lvarez (.250, 1, 4 in 2 games), RF Kyle Tucker (.268, 9, 42, 6 3Bs), 1B Yuli Gurriel (.232, 6, 22, 12 2Bs), CF Myles Straw (.207, 0, 8), C Mart'n Maldonado (.215, 6, 24).
Rotation: RH Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA), RH Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93), RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 6.59 in 4 starts for Twins), RH Cristian Javier (5-2, 3.48), RH Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73 in 5 starts).
Key Relievers: RH Ryan Pressly (1-3, 3.43, 12 saves), RH Steve Cishek (0-0, 5.40 for White Sox), RH Joe Smith (opted out of 2020 season), RH Pedro B'ez (0-0, 3.18 for Dodgers), RH Josh James (1-0, 7.27).
Outlook: The Astros seek their fourth AL West title in five seasons after keeping last year's team that came a win shy of the World Series largely intact. They relied on a bevy of talented young pitchers to carry them in a season when ace Justin Verlander made just one start. One of those starters, Framber Valdez, broke a finger on his pitching hand in spring training and could miss significant time. That leaves McCullers, Urquidy and Javier needing to take another step forward this season with Verlander out all year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The rotation got a late boost when Houston added Odorizzi. The 2019 All-Star gives the Astros a veteran to pair with the 37-year-old Greinke and provide stability as some of the young arms develop. They'll have a huge hole in the lineup after leadoff hitter and center fielder Springer signed a $150 million, six-year contract with the Blue Jays after spending his first seven major league seasons in Houston. The Astros brought back veteran outfielder Brantley, who signed a two-year deal to stay with the team, and their offense should get a boost with the return of Alvarez. The 2019 AL Rookie of the Year is healthy after missing all but two games last season after being diagnosed with COVID-19 before having knee surgery. His return should help make up for the loss of Springer in a lineup that also features Bregman, Altuve and Correa, who powered the offense in the playoffs with six homers and 17 RBIs. The Astros announced in January that they would allow about 10,000 fans per game at Minute Maid Park early this season. But they could increase that number before opening day in the wake of the Texas Rangers' decision to allow 100% capacity at their ballpark after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted coronavirus restrictions in the state.
|NY YANKEES: He's Here: RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Jameson Taillon, RHP Domingo Germ'n (returning from domestic violence suspension), RHP Darren O'Day, LHP Justin Wilson, RHP Adam Warren, RHP Jhoulys Chac'n, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP Lucas Luetge, C Robinson Chirinos (broken right wrist), OF-1B Jay Bruce, INF Derek Dietrich.
He's Outta Here: RHP Masahiro Tanaka, LHP James Paxton, LHP J.A. Happ, RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP Jonathan Holder, C Erik Kratz.
Projected Lineup: 2B DJ LeMahieu (major league-leading .364, 10 HRs, 27 RBIs, 41 runs, 1.011 OPS), RF Aaron Judge (.257, 9, 22 in 28 games), CF Aaron Hicks (.225, 6, 21), DH Giancarlo Stanton (.250, 4, 11 in 23 games), 1B Luke Voit (.277, major league-leading 22, 52), SS Gleyber Torres (.243, 3, 16), C Gary S'nchez (.147, 10, 24), LF Clint Frazier (.267, 8, 26), 3B Gio Urshela (.298, 6, 30).
Rotation: RH Gerrit Cole (7-3, 2.84 ERA, 94 Ks), RH Corey Kluber (0-0, 0.00 in 1 inning for Rangers before tearing muscle in right shoulder), RH Jameson Taillon (has not pitched since May 2019 while recovering from second Tommy John surgery), LH Jordan Montgomery (2-3, 5.11), RH Domingo Germ'n (has not pitched since September 2019), RH Deivi Garc'a (3-2, 4.98, 33 Ks in 34 1/3 IP as rookie), RH Luis Severino (out until June or July following Tommy John surgery on Feb. 27, 2020).
Key Relievers: LH Aroldis Chapman (1-1, 3.09, 3/5 saves), LH Zack Britton (1-2, 1.89, 8 saves; out until at least May and possibly July following elbow surgery), RH Chad Green (3-3, 3.51, 1 save, 32 Ks in 25 2/3 IP), RH Darren O'Day (4-0, 1.10, 22 Ks in 16 1/3 IP for Braves), LH Justin Wilson (2-1, 3.66, 23 Ks in 19 2/3 IP for Mets).
Outlook: A new-look rotation could include Kluber and Taillon, high-risk additions who due to injuries have combined for one inning since May 1, 2019, and Germ'n, who hasn't pitched since September 2019 while serving a domestic violence suspension. They join ace Cole, Garc'a and Montgomery, with Boone saying he is likely to push people back and skip turns early in the season. New York allowed Tanaka to return to Japan after seven seasons in pinstripes and also did not re-sign Paxton or Happ. Urshela is recovering from surgery Dec. 4 to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, a procedure with an anticipated recovery time of three months. Voit had a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat plantar fasciitis in his left foot after leading the majors in home runs. LeMahieu re-signed for $90 million over six years after becoming the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both leagues. Judge and Stanton are trying yoga after both missed a majority of their second straight season due to injuries. Focus will be on S'nchez, who struggled at the plate for the third straight year, hit a career-worst .147 and was benched in favor of Kyle Higashioka for four of five Division Series games. New York is seeking to be more consistent: The pandemic-shortened season included a 16-6 start followed by a 5-15 slide, a 10-game winning streak and six losses in the last eight games. The Yankees were 22-9 at home and 11-18 on the road. A long-ball dependent offense scored 156 of 315 runs on homers. Yankee Stadium will host fans at 20% capacity (up to 10,850 for the April 1 opener against Toronto) to begin the season.
|Last Updated: 6/21/2021 7:15:57 AM EST|