Last Friday’s off-day allowed the Yankees to bring Gerrit Cole back for his second start of the season a day early. I personally endorse this move, as it allows me to recap a Gerrit Cole start, and Gerrit Cole starts are typically delightful.
The O’s will counter with 25-year-old right-hander Dean Kremer, who only has four MLB games under his belt, though two against New York. He acquitted himself quite nicely in those 2020 outings, limiting the Bombers to a pair of runs across 11 innings of work. Hopefully, it goes less smoothly tonight.
Aaron Hicks is off, and Brett Gardner is playing center while manning the No. 3 spot between Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Kyle Higashioka will make his season debut, spelling Gary Sánchez after the latter started the first four games of 2021.
Let’s go Yankees.
How to watch
Location: Yankee Stadium – New York City, NY
First pitch: 6:35 p.m. ET
TV broadcast: YES Network, MASN
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Online stream: MLB.tv
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The Yankees have a chance to win a series for the first time in 2021, taking on the Baltimore Orioles under the lights at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.
With Gerrit Cole on the mound, New York will look to win their second game in a row after a 7-0 win on Monday night.
Before first pitch in the Bronx, here are the starting lineups, scheduled pitchers and some related reading.
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DJ LeMahieu 2B
Aaron Judge RF
Brett Gardner CF
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Gleyber Torres SS
Clint Frazier LF
Jay Bruce 1B
Gio Urshela 3B
Kyle Higashioka C
Gerrit Cole SP
Gerrit Cole makes his second outing of the season after throwing 5.1 innings against the Blue Jays (striking out eight) on Opening Day. Aaron Hicks and Gary Sánchez both have an off day as Aaron Boone mixes in Brett Gardner and Kyle Higashioka (who makes his first start of the year and works well with Cole).
Cedric Mullins CF
Trey Mancini 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle LF
Rio Ruiz 2B
Maikel Franco 3B
Freddy Galvis SS
Pedro Severino C
Chance Sisco DH
Dean Kremer SP
Dean Kremer makes his 2021 debut. The right-hander pitched well against the Yankees last season, posting a 1.64 ERA in two starts against New York.
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