Yankees vs Rays: Battle royale at Tampa between German, Springs


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The New York Yankees head to the Trop for a key series against the Rays. Fans expect the Yankees vs Rays series to turn into a duel for supremacy over the mound between Domingo German and Jeffrey Springs.

The Yankees return to the East Coast for a weekend series with Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees continue to struggle, and Tampa Bay is only six games behind New York for the AL East lead. The Yankees are 79-52 and tied with Seattle for the top Wild Card spot.

Game 1 Yankees vs Rays starts with the Yankees’ Domingo German on the mound and the Rays’ lefty Jeffrey Springs on the mound.

On Friday, these two teams will play each other for the 14th time this season. The Yankees are ahead in the season series by a score of 8-5.

Friday Yankees vs Rays: Domingo Germán vs. Jeffrey Springs (7:10 PM ET)

Domingo German pitched 7.2 scoreless innings against Oakland, but the Yankees lost 3-2. German’s ERA dropped from 6.39 to 3.19 in August. An injury limited him to two starts before August.

Saturday Yankees vs Rays: Clarke Schmidt vs. TBD (6:10 PM ET)

Schmidt joined the Yankees’ rotation officially last Sunday due to pitching injuries. In 4.1 innings against Oakland, he allowed four runs. Schmidt struck out seven but had trouble putting away batters, throwing 83 pitches.

Sunday Yankees vs Rays: Frankie Montas vs. TBD (1:40 PM ET)

Montas was one of two Yankees to hit Shohei Ohtani in the recent Angels’ series, allowing a home run in an otherwise good outing. Montas’ home run led to a six-inning, four-run performance.

In their previous ten games, the Yankees went 6-4, had a batting average of .226, an earned run average of 2.66, and scored 13 more runs than their opponents.

INJURIES: Anthony Rizzo, Jameson Taillon, Luis Gil, Aroldis Chapman, Harrison Bader, Nestor Cortes, Scott Effross, Albert Abreu, Matt Carpenter, Luis Severino, Miguel Castro, Michael King, Chad Green, Stephen Ridings, and Zack Britton.

Who do you think will emerge as the best thrower in the Yankees vs Rays series? Wish luck to Yankee pitchers in your comments.

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