The New York Yankees are getting set to take on the Milwaukee Brewers in their final series before the All-Star break.
Jordan Montgomery has not lost a contest since May 29 and he’ll look to continue that streak on Friday night as the New York Yankees (44-39) welcome the Milwaukee Brewers (48-40) into Yankee Stadium for a three-game weekend series.
The rookie left-hander took a no-decision on Saturday against the Houston Astros after tying a career-high two home runs allowed in 5.1 innings of work. Nonetheless, Montgomery still owns a six-start unbeaten streak and a 2.64 ERA (47.2IP, 16R/14ER) in his last eight starts.
Going for the Brewers will be Junior Guerra, who will make his 10th start of the season looking for his first win since May 31 when he defeated the Mets at Citi Field. Guerra has permitted 12 runs over his past two starts (13.50 ERA) including 10 home runs surrendered in six starts since his last win.
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— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) July 7, 2017
Player To Watch: Aaron Judge
On Wednesday, the rookie sensation tied Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio‘s franchise rookie home run record set all the way back in 1936. Judge is now one homer away from breaking that record, despite playing in 81 games compared to DiMaggio’s 138.
Through 83 games played so far in 2017, the Yankees have yet to be shutout, marking the longest any American League team has gone into a regular season without being shut out since the 2012 Tigers scored at least one run in 90 games.
Load ‘Em Up:
Yankee shortstop Didi Gregorius has registered an extra-base hit in both of his bases-loaded plate appearances in July, both of which replaced a Yankees deficit into a lead. In three seasons in the Bronx, the 27-year-old is hitting .368 (14-for-38) with five doubles, a triple, one grand slam and 38 RBIs with the bases loaded.
This Day In Yankees History:
On July 7, 1991, Bernie Williams made his Major League debut and finished his afternoon by going 1-for-3 with a RBI single and a sac fly in an eventual 5-3 loss vs. Baltimore. One week later, he smacked his first home run off of Chuck Finley of the California Angels.
How To Watch:
- TIME: 7:05 p.m. ET
- CHANNEL: YES Network, MLBN (out of market only)
- RADIO: WFAN 660/101.9 FM
- VENUE: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY