The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will be facing off Thursday in a game unlike any other, taking place on a newly-constructed field just down the road from the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.
Is this heaven? No. It’s the Yankees finishing the job against the Royals so they could enter this chaotic mismatch having won nine of their last 10 series.
The Bombers are still dealing with a rash of injuries that would be remarkable if it were happening to any other team, but for this particular franchise, this all feels like the norm by now.
Gleyber Torres hurt his thumb. Gio Urshela had a PRP injection after we were all told he’d return Wednesday. Every 36 hours, a new Yankee contracts COVID-19, many of whom have been fully vaccinated. And yet…it’s time to recreate an ’80s movie, one year later than anticipated, and Rob Manfred is begging the Yanks to regroup yet again and make this one interesting.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and White Sox play at 7:00 on Thursday, Aug. 12.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
If you’re a cord-cutter or stick to the basics, you’re in luck! This game is nationally-broadcast on FOX for all fans. It’s a tentpole event, after all.
Yankees vs White Sox Odds Today for Field of Dreams Game
According to our friends at WynnBET, the White Sox are heavy -165 (bet $165 to win $100) on their “home” turf in the cornfields. The Yankees are +135 on the moneyline (bet $100 to win $135, if you believe in ’em).
If you prefer the run line, the Yankees are at -140 to cover a 1.5-run spread, and the White Sox are +120 to win by two runs or more. The over/under is set at 9.5, with the over netting you -105 and the under -116. But who knows how this literal cornfield is going to play?! Two heavy-hitting teams, but there might be a little magic in the air deflecting deep fly balls. Nobody knows. Dangerous bet.
Yankees Pitcher Today
(Exhales) It’s gonna be Andrew Heaney, following a bullpen day and Nestor Cortes Jr. start to wrap the previous series in KC. Yes, the Yankees rotation is in dire straits right now, though Heaney did a hell of a job in his last outing soaking up necessary innings. He managed to make it through six after it seemed he’d be run out of the stadium midway through the second, whiffing nine and keeping the eventually-victorious Yanks in the game. On the season, he sits at 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA.
Opposing Heaney will be Lance Lynn after Carlos Rodon was placed on the IL at the very last second.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Check back in later! Surely, everyone’s going to want to play in this big game.
Yankees vs White Sox Prediction
Let’s face it: this is going to be a tough one to win. Lynn has been one of the American League Cy Young front-runners…essentially since he left the Yankees, and Heaney is just trying to get by for a team that’s still battling for a Wild Card spot. This night of nostalgia evokes the first half for the Bombers, as the White Sox exact some revenge for their sweep back in May. 8-2, Chicago.
Yankees vs White Sox Live Stream for Field of Dreams Game
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