Game 114: Back in the Bronx

The Yankees are back in the Bronx and will stay for an 11-game homestand that begins with three games against the Texas Rangers.

J.A. Happ, whose bout his hand, foot and mouth disease has run its course, returns from the disabled list after missing just one turn in the rotation. Chance Adams took his spot last Saturday in Boston, and was optioned to Triple-A after last night’s game. Happ allowed just one earned run in six innings in his first (and only) start in pinstripes. He threw a bullpen in the Bronx while quarantined from the team, and should be at full strength tonight.

Ariel Jurado gets the ball in what will be his fourth major-league start. His last turn was August 3 against Baltimore, where he allowed two earned runs over five innings. He got the win that night, as well as July 28 against Houston. He made a spot start May 19 but lost that outing.

You’ll never guess who’s in the lineup again! Shane Robinson! He bats ninth in right field. Giancarlo Stanton is the designated hitter once again. Gleyber Torres gets the night off, having playing every game since returning from his hip strain. Neil Walker gets another start at the keystone (Torres played shortstop last night) tonight.

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Aaron Judge ran the bases pre-game but still has yet to pick up a bat. He’s dealing with soreness and limited range of motion in that right wrist. Bryan Hoch says Judge will see team doctor Christopher Ahmad tonight.
  • Gary Sánchez was scheduled to run on the field as part of his rehab work in Tampa. He has been doing hitting work off a tee and by soft toss. He also has been throwing. Hoch indicated Sánchez would be in New York over the weekend to be evaluated by the team’s medical staff. With that in mind, he’d likely join
  • Ken Singleton has moved his retirement back! The YES Network analyst will return to the booth to call “about 24 [games] in 2019,” per NJ Advance Media’s Randy Miller. Andrew Marchand, former Yankees beat writer for ESPN and now sports media columnist for the New York Post, had reported earlier in the season that YES was working hard to have him reconsider retiring after 2018.

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