New York Yankees Turn To CC Sabathia With Hopes Of Rebounding
Adam Hunger, USATSI

After losses in back-to-back games, the New York Yankees look to rebound and gain some momentum in hopes of a postseason run.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (81-62)
  • New York Yankees (76-67)
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The New York Yankees were on the receiving end of a blowout victory at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, losing by a score of 8-2.

Following the loss on Monday night, the Yankees are now on a two-game losing streak which sets a much different tone compared to the seven-game winning streak they had rolling just a few days ago.

Tonight, the Yankees send CC Sabathia to the mound, who will be looking to improve from his poor outing against the Rays on Thursday.

Sabathia is coming off of a start on Thursday where he gave up three earned runs in just four innings. All of the runs that Sabathia gave up were off of home runs. All of them were solo shots. The damage could have been much worse if Girardi did not give him a short leash.

Opposing Sabathia will be Dodgers rookie Julio Urias, who has been on a real hot streak within his last five starts.

The Yankees will have a handful dealing with the newly reinvented Julio Urias, who has improved greatly since the calendar flipped to August. In his last 22 innings pitched as a starter, Urias has an ERA of 1.61 and has received a victory in each of his last five decisions.

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Player To Watch:

Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge is a member of the Yankees lineup who has had his fair share of struggles since being called up on August 13.

But, slowly but surely, we have started to see glimpses of the beast awakening. As of late, Judge has been putting the ball in play much more often and he has got hard hit ground balls as well as deep fly balls.

On Monday night, we saw Judge hit a 436 foot home run into the left-field bleachers with an exit velocity of 115 mph, according to Statcast. This is a very promising sign of Judge coming out of his slump going down the stretch.

This Day In Yankees History:

On this day in 2008, the closer with the most saves of all time, Mariano Rivera, recorded his 600th all-time save. Rivera retired the first two batters of the save on strikeouts, but the third out was recorded when Russel Martin threw out Ichiro Suzuki trying to steal second base. The historic save moved Rivera to be only one save shy of tying Trevor Hoffman’s MLB career saves record of 601.

Bold Prediction:

The Yankees will break out of their mini losing streak in the back of Aaron Judge who will go 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI’s, in a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.

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