The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies will face off for the second of a two-game set on Wednesday night, and the resurgent Yanks are coming off a much-needed, tone-setting win in the opener.
“Much-needed” because it allows them to stay in the thick of the Wild Card race, but also “much-needed” because of this roller coaster of a pitching matchup coming up.
We’re not sure who these Yankees are and what the team is going to do when Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela return (spoiler alert: they’ll start), but we’re going to soak in every minute of this strangely-athletic team with many different successful dimensions.
The Phillies are no slouches, though, and have nearly chased down the Mets in the NL East on their own terms, setting up an exciting stretch-run battle to see who’s less vaccinated.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
Wednesday’s Yankees-Phillies game will take place at 7:05 EST in the Bronx.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
New York locals can watch Wednesday’s extremely random contest on the YES Network, while NBC Sports Philadelphia will have it in PA.
Yankees vs Phillies Odds Today
Ooh boy, Vegas has no idea what to do with this one. As of Wednesday morning, they’ve made the Yankees the moneyline favorites at -130, with the Phillies at +104. Clearly, they’re believers in momentum, but not necessarily in either starting pitcher. We’ll get to that in a second.
The O/U and the spread both remain unavailable as of publication. This is going to get weird.
Yankees vs Phillies Pitching Matchup
Yes, that’s right, it’s Asher Wojciechowski starting for the Yankees, activated for this game only in a spot-starter role. He returned on June 27 after missing the entire minor-league season with an injury suffered in camp, and is coming off a four-inning, one-run, seven-strikeout game. Prior to that, though? Bad. On the year, he sports a 5.68 mark in 12.2 innings pitched. The bullpen was emptied on Tuesday, too, with Luis Cessa, Lucas Luetge, Chad Green, Zack Britton, and Aroldis Chapman all working overtime.
And speaking of bullpen, the Phillies are going with a bullpen game! Their bullpen is historically, earth-shatteringly bad. Yeah, we wouldn’t know how to handicap this one either.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Folks, all your favorites are back!
Yankees vs Phillies Prediction Today
We’re done predicting anything other than mayhem — and with these speedy Yankees backups who can cause a ruckus, we foresee a lot of mess on Wednesday. Let’s give the Yankees another victory heading into Boston to the tune of 9-8. Have to see it to believe it.
Yankees vs Phillies Live Stream
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