The New York Yankees are attempting to…we know, crazy…actually sweep the Seattle Mariners on the road Thursday afternoon after winning a game started by Nick Nelson, named an emergency starter in Domingo German’s place after a root canal.
Normal stuff. Chad Green closed instead of Aroldis Chapman. German pitched several innings in the middle of the game anyway. Luis Cessa saved the day? Whatever. We won’t argue. Win’s a win.
Before the Yankees head to Houston and then into the All-Star break, they’ve got another contest in Seattle, and the scrappy Mariners have zero interest in getting blanked in this series.
After all, they’re neck and neck with the Yankees in the Wild Card race! Typing that was unfortunate.
For all interested parties, this preview should give you every bit of information you need to get educated on the action, stopping short of Tim Locastro’s shoe size.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
You can watch the Yankees and Mariners at 4:10 PM EST (a beautiful Seattle day game) on Thursday, July 8.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
New York-area subscribers can catch the Yankees on YES Network (with Ryan Ruocco!), while M’s fans can tune into Root Sports Northwest for a more biased broadcast.
Yankees vs Mariners Odds Today
The Yankees are favored in this game at -140 (meaning you have to bet $140 to win $100) on the moneyline while trying to complete the sweep. Pretty hefty favorite. Do you believe? The M’s are +120, and the over/under for this one is 8.5.
All odds are courtesy of WynnBET.
Yankees vs Mariners Pitching Matchup
The Yankees will send Jordan Montgomery (3-3, 4.17 ERA) to the mound, who’s been sneakily one of their most impressive emergent rotation arms and seems prepared to hold down the back end for quite a while — as long as he’s not traded in a hybrid fire sale.
The Mariners will counter with Logan Gilbert (2-2, 4.10 ERA), a consensus top 100 prospect who’s shown more flashes this year than Justus Sheffield, who got lit up in the opener. And we all know what happens when the Yanks see a pitcher for the first time…
Yankees Starting Lineup
Watch this space! You know someone’s getting a day’s rest today…
COUNTERPOINT: Nope! Everybody in.
Yankees vs Mariners Prediction Today
The first two victories were impressive to get the Yankees back into the playoff picture (we know, we know…), and they can’t afford to take their foot off the gas pedal before getting to Houston and into the All-Star festivities. That said, a sweep is difficult to foresee; 6-4, M’s.
Yankees vs Mariners Live Stream
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