Game 79: Red Thunder Joins the Bombers

Clint Frazier, adorned in No. 30, will but ninth and man right field in tonight’s nationally televised matchup with the Houston Astros.

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Rookie Jordan Montgomery takes the ball tonight in the middle game of the series. He pitched quite well last time out, allowing just one run on a Todd Frazier home run over seven innings against the White Sox. Montgomery did not lose in June, carrying a 4-0 record and a 2.59 ERA across five starts.

The Astros start fellow rookie Francis Martes. He has been used as a starter and reliever, and has wins in both of his starts. He last pitched two innings of relief June 25 against the Seattle Mariners. He has a 3.38 ERA as a starter.

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Gary Sánchez returns to the lineup as the designated hitter tonight. His groin is still nagging, so Austin Romine gets the start behind the plate again. Ronald Torreyes starts at second base.


To make room for Frazier on the 25-man roster, the Yankees optioned Miguel Andújar back to Triple-A. He took ground balls with the MLB team at third base, and will play tomorrow for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team created a 40-man roster spot by placing Dustin Fowler on the 60-day disabled list.


Starting Lineups

New York Yankees
  1. Brett Gardner – LF
  2. Jacoby Ellsbury – CF
  3. Gary Sánchez – DH
  4. Didi Gregorius – SS
  5. Chase Headley – 3B
  6. Ronald Torreyes – 2B
  7. Austin Romine – C
  8. Chris Carter – 1B
  9. Clint Frazier – RF
Houston Astros
  1. George Springer – RF
  2. José Altuve – 2B
  3. Carlos Correa – SS
  4. Evan Gattis – C
  5. Carlos Beltrán – DH
  6. Marwin González – LF
  7. Yuli Gurriel – 1B
  8. Alex Bregman – 3B
  9. Jake Marisnick – CF

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