Two aces on a Saturday afternoon? Yes please!
For the second time in three days, New York Yankees fans will be treated to a big-time pitching matchup. Corey Kluber was named the AL Pitcher of the Week last week; Max Scherzer is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Both have thrown relatively well this season, including one start that saw Scherzer depart the stadium and head directly to the hospital for the birth of a child.
The Yankees will look to get back in the win column after crumbling with three late errors in Friday’s 11-4 loss. But Scherzer presents a challenge on the other side, so this one should be a fun one.
Washington Nationals (13-15) +105 @ New York Yankees (16-16) -121
Saturday, May 8, 2021 – 1:05 PM EDT
TV: YES, MLBN (out-of-market only)
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Yankees: Corey Kluber (2-2, 3.03 ERA)
Astros: Max Scherzer (2-2, 2.54 ERA)
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 8, 2021
Nationals lineup against Corey Kluber. Juan Soto playing RF is a big development:
Trea Turner SS
Josh Harrison 2B
Juan Soto RF
Ryan Zimmerman 1B
Josh Bell DH
Kyle Schwarber LF
Starlin Castro 3B
Alex Avila C
Victor Robles CF
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) May 8, 2021