Gerrit Cole leads the charge as Yankees gear up to tame the Tigers

Gerrit Cole in action during a Yankees' 5-2 win over Royals, on July 22

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The New York Yankees have officially revealed their pitching rotation for the highly anticipated three-game home series against the Detroit Tigers, slated to commence this Tuesday evening. All three matchups in this exciting series are scheduled to kick off at 7:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

Tuesday’s game: Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole getting ready to pitch a ball in a Yankees game in the MLB
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On Tuesday, the Yankees will place their faith in ace pitcher Gerrit Cole (12-4, 2.95), who is coming off a stellar performance in his last start against Detroit. In that outing, he secured the win after tossing six innings, allowing just four hits and two earned runs while recording seven strikeouts and two walks. Cole’s recent form has been impressive, with two consecutive victories and a solid 3-2 record accompanied by a 3.43 ERA in his last seven starts. During this span, he has struck out 44 batters and issued nine walks. As for the Tigers, their starting pitcher for Tuesday’s game remains undisclosed.

Wednesday’s duel: Clarke Schmidt takes the mound

The pitcher of the New York Yankees, Clarke Schmidt
Robert Sabo / NY Post

The Wednesday showdown will feature Clarke Schmidt (8-8, 4.56) on the mound for the Yankees. Schmidt, who recently faced Detroit and received a no-decision, pitched 4.2 innings, giving up six hits and three earned runs while striking out seven and issuing three walks. Over his last seven starts, Schmidt has maintained a 2-2 record with a 5.19 ERA, notching 36 strikeouts and 10 walks.

Opposing Schmidt will be Matt Manning (5-4, 3.62) for the Tigers, who also earned a no-decision in his previous outing against the Yankees. Manning delivered an impressive six-inning performance, allowing only two hits and no runs, while recording four strikeouts and two walks. In his last seven starts, Manning has posted a 2-3 record with a 4.02 ERA, accumulating 24 strikeouts and eight walks.

Thursday’s finale

Yankees Carlos Rodon has had a rough go of it early in his Yankees tenure.
Corey Spikin / New York Post

Thursday’s series finale will showcase a pitching duel between Carlos Rodon (2-4, 5.70) for the Yankees and Eduardo Rodriguez (10-7, 3.11) for the Tigers.

Rodon, who secured a victory in his last start against Houston, pitched five innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs. He recorded four strikeouts and issued one walk. In his last seven starts, Carlos Rodon has held a 2-2 record with a 5.85 ERA, tallying 29 strikeouts and 17 walks in 32.1 innings.

Meanwhile, Eduardo Rodriguez recently clinched a win against the Chicago White Sox by going 6.2 innings, allowing six hits and just one earned run. He struck out seven batters and issued two walks. In his last seven starts, Rodriguez boasts a 4-2 record with a 3.98 ERA, accumulating 35 strikeouts and 15 walks in 40.2 innings. Impressively, he has secured victory in two of his last three starts.

Following the conclusion of the series against the Tigers, the Yankees are poised to embark on a three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers, commencing this Friday. Baseball enthusiasts can expect an action-packed week filled with thrilling matchups and outstanding pitching performances at Yankee Stadium.

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