Detroit Tigers vs. Yankees roster: Spencer Torkelson sits
Detroit Tigers (21-31) vs. New York Yankees (37-15)
When: 1:05 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Yankee Stadium in New York.
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (affiliated with Tigers radio).
Weather forecast: Sunny, low 70s.
Probable launchers: Tigers RHP Beau Brieske (0-4, 5.25 ERA) vs. Yankees RHP Luis Severino (3-1, 3.31 ERA)
• THE SCORE OF THE BOX
Composition of the Tigers: To confirm.
RF Willi Castro
2B Jonathan Schoop
1B Harold Castro
DH Miguel Cabrera
SS Javier Baez
3B Jeimer Candelario
LF Kody Clemens
C Tucker Barnhart
CF Derek Hill
P Beau Brieske
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Game Notes: In case you need a reason to believe in the Yankees this season – what, burly big hitters Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, with their 31 homers combined (one more than all the Tigers combined), aren’t enough? – we feature Luis Severino, who appears to be back to his Cy Young nominee form of 2018-19.
The right-hander, who finished third and ninth in AL Cy Young voting, respectively, in those seasons (with nods as well), missed most of 2019, all of 2020 and most of 2021. while recovering from a multitude of injuries. . (The list includes an inflamed rotator cuff, a lat strain and Tommy John surgery, resulting in more than 700 days on the injured list.) Finally healthy, and now the oldest Yankee – where did you go , Brett Gardner? – he looks on track for another stellar season, with 51 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 48 innings. His 9.6 strikeouts and 2,438 walks per nine innings aren’t quite what he posted in his 2018 breakout (10.7, 2,374), but they’re still enough to make him a front row starter and an ace on any team that has made it. I already have Gerrit Cole.
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Likewise, the eight Tigers on the 26-man roster who faced him are 11-for-56 (.196) with four extra hits. The star of the pack is Miguel Cabrera, who is 4 for 13 in his career against Severino, with a brace, two walks and four strikeouts. That’s not counting Javier Báez, who has only two plate appearances against the Yankee pitcher, in 2017. The first was a home run to deep left field on a 2-2 count; the second ended with a puff on a 3-2 count – essentially the full “Javy Way” experience.
The Tigers, meanwhile, will send Beau Brieske on his eighth career start. The floodlights — even for a midday matinee — can be bright at Yankee Stadium, but the 2019 27th-round pick has already shone in front of a big crowd; he allowed just one run on April 30 against the LA Dodgers at Dodger Stadium while Clayton Kershaw set the Dodgers franchise record for strikeouts.
The teams end the series with a convivial brunch start at 11:35 a.m. — “Sunday Funday,” indeed — on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. This stream will be free, however – yes, you guessed it – you’ll need to sign up with an email address for the service (or remember which login you used for the Winter Olympics in February). Afterwards, the Tigers have the day off Monday before heading to Pittsburgh for a two-game series at scenic PNC Park, while the Yankees have the day off before starting a three-game series against the Twins. Minnesota at Minneapolis.
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