Following a come-from-behind win by the New York Yankees on Monday night, they’re back at it again against the Mets at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.
Gray is off to a nice start with his new team by holding opponents to a .182/.294/.227 slash line in his first two starts, but hasn’t gotten a single run of run support. Thus, he’s 0-2 as a Yankee and might be handed his third unless the offense can get to another one of baseball‘s hottest starting pitchers as of late.
deGrom is 9-2 with a 1.82 ERA (16 earned runs in 79.1
innings) and 85 strikeouts in his last 11 starts. DeGrom tied the
single-season franchise record for wins in consecutive starts with eight from June 12-July 24 and is tied for sixth in the majors
with 13 wins.
Helping the Mets’ best starter’s stock tonight is his ability to be a showstopper. In 16 starts following a loss, the righty is 10-3 and tied him with Jose Urena (10-5 in 18 starts) for the most wins following a team loss for any starting pitcher this season.
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Back for Round 2. ?
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 15, 2017
Player To Watch: Yoenis Cespedes
It seems as though Cespedes is primed to go on a seemingly-unstoppable hot streak at the dish. The 31-year-old hit a solo home run in the third inning of Monday night’s game giving him a home run in three straight games for the fourth time in his career.
— MLB Cuba (@mlbcuba) August 15, 2017
Of the Yankees’ 37 home runs since the All-Star break, 26 of them have been solo HRs (70.3 percent). Before the break, only 61-of-132 were solo shots (46.2 percent).
Over his last eight starts, Yankees’ starter Sonny Gray is 4-4
with a 1.75 ERA, the lowest ERA in the Major Leagues in that same span.
Good one on tap tonight:
deGrom's last 11 GS: 9-2, 1.82 ERA, .189 BAA, 9.64 K/9
Gray's last 8 GS: 4-4, 1.75 ERA, .168 BAA, 8.41 K/9
— ChristianKouroupakis (@TheRealCkESNY) August 15, 2017
The Yankees are 12-5 during Interleague play this season, one win shy of the club record for Interleague wins in a season. Overall, they are 223-156 (.588) and just ahead of Boston for the best record of all-time.
‘Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword:
The Yankees’ bullpen is posting baseball’s best ERA since the All-Star break at 1.86. The second-best belongs to the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox, who own a 2.73 ERA.
This Day In Yankees History:
On August 15, 1955, Mickey Mantle homers from both sides of the plate for the second time in his Hall-of-Fame career in a 12-6 win against the Baltimore Orioles.