|WASHINGTON ( SCHERZER )|
NY YANKEES ( KLUBER )
|925||WASHINGTON||+110||Ov 8,-110||+105||Ov 8,+100|
|926||NY YANKEES||-120||Un 8,-110||-115||Un 8,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-9||+1.7||6-12||3.6||0.238||0.297||0.371||0.669||4.2||0.218||0.298||0.404||0.702|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.6||2-5||4.1||0.253||0.324||0.415||0.739||3.1||0.170||0.249||0.321||0.570|
|vs Right-handed Starters||12-11||-5.2||9-13||4.0||0.215||0.317||0.351||0.668||3.5||0.212||0.267||0.368||0.635|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1.5||5-1||5.6||0.258||0.353||0.453||0.806||4.0||0.213||0.264||0.383||0.647|
|4/24/2021||ROSS(R)||@ NY METS||STROMAN(R)||7-1||W||180||8 ov||P||10||8||0||6||7||1|
|4/25/2021||CORBIN(L)||@ NY METS||WALKER(R)||0-4||L||135||7.5 un||U||5||7||0||8||6||0|
|4/27/2021||SCHERZER(R)||@ TORONTO||THORNTON(R)||5-9||L||-115||8.5 un||O||9||6||1||10||2||0|
|4/28/2021||FEDDE(R)||@ TORONTO||MATZ(L)||8-2||W||165||9.5 ov||O||11||6||0||5||7||0|
|5/7/2021||CORBIN(L)||@ NY YANKEES||TAILLON(R)||11-4||W||155||8.5 ov||O||10||5||0||5||4||3|
|5/8/2021||SCHERZER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KLUBER(R)|| |
|5/9/2021||ROSS(R)||@ NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)|| |
|5/14/2021||SCHERZER(R)||@ ARIZONA||WIDENER(R)|| |
|5/15/2021||()||@ ARIZONA||()|| |
|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)||4-7||L||-190||7.5 un||O||9||7||1||10||3||0|
|5/11/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)|| |
|5/12/2021||COLE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||FLEMING(L)|| |
|5/13/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HILL(L)|| |
|5/14/2021||KLUBER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||KREMER(R)|| |
|5/15/2021||()||@ BALTIMORE||()|| |
|WASHINGTON: He's Here: 1B Josh Bell, LF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Brad Hand, LHP Jon Lester, C Alex Avila, C Welington Castillo, OF Gerardo Parra, LHP Sam Clay, 1B Ryan Zimmerman, RHP Joe Ross.
He's Outta Here: INF Howie Kendrick, RF Adam Eaton, RHP An'bal S'nchez, LHP Sean Doolittle, C Kurt Suzuki, CF Michael A. Taylor, 1B Eric Thames, INF Wilmer Difo, RHP Wil Crowe, RHP James Bourque, LHP Roenis El'as.
Projected Lineup: CF Victor Robles (.220, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs), RF Juan Soto (.351, 13, 37, 1.185 OPS), SS Trea Turner (.335, 12, 41, 12 SBs), 1B Josh Bell (.226, 8, 22 with Pirates), LF Kyle Schwarber (.188, 11, 24 with Cubs), 2B Starlin Castro (.267, 2, 4 in 16 games), C Yan Gomes (.284, 4, 13), 3B Carter Kieboom (.202, 0, 9).
Rotation: RH Max Scherzer (5-4, 3.74 ERA, 92 Ks, 67 1/3 innings), LH Patrick Corbin (2-7, 4.66), RH Stephen Strasburg (season-ending surgery after 5 innings in 2020; 18-6, 3.32 in 2019), LH Jon Lester (3-3, 5.16 with Cubs), RH Joe Ross (opted out in 2020; 4-4, 5.48 in 2019).
Key Relievers: LH Brad Hand (2-1, 2.05, AL-leading 16/16 saves with Indians), RH Daniel Hudson (3-2, 6.10, 10/15 saves), RH Will Harris (0-1, 3.06, 1 save), RH Tanner Rainey (1-1, 2.66), RH Wander Suero (2-0, 3.80).
Outlook: After a big step back from World Series champions in 2019 to tied for last place in the NL East in pandemic-shortened 2020, a lot of familiar faces are gone, and the Nationals are counting on their potentially best-in-baseball starting staff ' if healthy ' and a beefed up batting order to get them back to the postseason. The offense revolves around reigning NL batting champ Soto and Turner, both of whom Washington would love to sign to long-term deals, and the hope is the additions of ' and bounce-backs by ' Bell (via trade) and Schwarber (free agency) will offer help to the two holdover stars. Scherzer is entering the final season of his seven-year, $210 million deal and turns 37 in July, but still seems capable of the sort of form that earned three Cy Young Awards. Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP, will try to rebound after right wrist surgery; Lester is hoping the removal of a parathyroid gland in March will alleviate the sluggishness he felt in his last season with the Cubs. Hand helps the back end of a bullpen that already included a trio of potential closers in Hudson, Harris and Rainey. A big question mark is Kieboom, a first-round draft pick who has struggled at the plate in limited opportunities in the majors. Another is whether Robles can get on base enough to bat leadoff. Zimmerman, who transitions to a bench player and pinch hitter at age 36, and likely fifth starter Ross return after opting out of 2020 because of COVID-19 concerns. The D.C. city government cleared the way for 5,000 fans per game at Nationals Park; the team is hoping that number can increase at some point.
|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: 6/13/2021 10:51:31 AM EST|