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New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Preview and Predictions 09-12-2019


The New York Yankees started off their 10-game road trip by winning three of four in Boston but they have not enjoyed their brief stay in Detroit, blowing a six-run lead in a 12-11 loss to the worst team in the majors in the series opener. Rain then washed out Wednesday night's game, forcing the Yankees and host Tigers to play a straight doubleheader Thursday afternoon.


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New York clubbed six homers -- two each by Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius -- in Tuesday's loss to give them a franchise-record 276 on the season, second only to the Minnesota Twins. One positive for the Yankees: they are 11-1 in doubleheaders this season as they prepare to play their seventh twin-bill. Christin Stewart has homered in three of the past four contests while Harold Castro is 12-for-25 with six RBIs over his past six games for the Tigers, who are 19-50 at home. Detroit's Matthew Boyd will oppose J.A. Happ in Game 1 on Thursday before Tigers righty Spencer Turnbull squares off against CC Sabathia 30 minutes after the conclusion of the opening contest.

TV: 4:40 p.m. ET, YES (New York), FS Detroit

PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees LH CC Sabathia (5-8, 4.93 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Spencer Turnbull (3-14, 4.68)

Sabathia will come off the injured list and hopes to end his seven-start winless drought, although he will be on a pitch count and followed by Domingo German in relief. He lasted only three innings in his last outing against Oakland, giving up just a solo homer over three innings before his ailing right knee forced him from the game. Gordon Beckham is 11-for-25 with a pair of homers off Sabathia, who is 21-14 lifetime versus Detroit but has failed to pitch beyond 4 1/3 innings in his last five turns.

Turnbull lasted only 1 2/3 innings at Oakland on Friday and was tagged for four runs and four hits, but he avoided losing his sixth consecutive start and 11th decision in a row when the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 victory. That enabled him to avert becoming the first Detroit pitcher to start 14 straight defeats, although a setback on Thursday will make him the first Tigers hurler with 15 losses since Justin Verlander in 2008. Turnbull is 0-9 at home entering his first appearance against the Yankees.

WALK-OFFS

1. Yankees CF Aaron Hicks (elbow) is done for the season and could still face Tommy John surgery.

2. Tigers CF Victor Reyes has hit safely in 12 consecutive games.

3. Gardner went deep for the first two times in 27 games at Comerica Park on Tuesday to set a career high with his 22nd and 23rd homers.

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Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Capacity: 45,010

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Last Injuries

Detroit Tigers

  • Daniel Stumpf

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Stumpf has been placed on the 60-day injured list with a left elbow strain and will likely miss the remainder of the 2019 season.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Personal
    Prob Sun | probable

    Boyd is tending to a family matter but is expected to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the White Sox.

  • Buck Farmer

    Heart
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Farmer missed the last game due to an accelerated heart beat and dizziness. His availability against the Indians on Wednesday is in question.

  • Jeimer Candelario

    Tricep
    Out Wed | out

    Candelario was absent from the lineup during the previous game with soreness in his triceps, and he will not play Wednesday against the Indians.

  • Miguel Cabrera

    Knee
    Prob Mon | probable

    Cabrera sat out the previous game due to right knee soreness, but he is expected to be in the lineup for Monday's matchup against the Orioles.

  • Niko Goodrum

    Groin
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Goodrum has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a left groin strain. He is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Nicholas Castellanos

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Castellanos is likely to be absent from the starting lineup against the Padres on Thursday as he is expected to receive a day of rest.

  • Willi Castro

    Forearm
    Prob Wed | probable

    Castro is expected to play Wednesday against the Yankees despite a right forearm injury.

New York Yankees

  • Aaron Judge

    Shoulder
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Judge was held out of the previous game due to a jammed right shoulder, and it is uncertain if he will play Friday against the Blue Jays on Friday.

  • J.A. Happ

    Bicep
    Prob Fri | probable

    Happ is nursing tendinitis in his biceps, but he is expected to take the mound for his next start Friday against the Blue Jays.

  • Jonathan Holder

    Shoulder
    Mid Oct | 60-day IL

    Holder has been shifted to the 60-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, and it is uncertain if he will be activated for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.

  • David Hale

    Back
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Hale has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a lumbar spine strain. He is projected to be idle for the remainder of the season.

  • Gary Sanchez

    Groin
    Late Sept | out

    Sanchez has been sidelined due to tightness in his left groin. It is unknown if he will return before the end of the regular season.

  • Dellin Betances

    Achilles
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Betances suffered a partially torn left Achilles tendon and is on the 60-day injured list, ending his season.

  • Domingo German

    Personal
    Out indefinitely | out

    German has been placed on administrative leave for violating the league's domestic violence policy. A timeline for his return to the mound has yet to be established.

  • Greg Bird

    Foot
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Bird has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a left plantar fascia tear. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

detroit-tigers Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Gregory Soto 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Matthew Boyd 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500
Nicholas Castellanos 46 46 191 40 63 19 3 15 35 127 2 45 1 .330 .665 .365
Harold Castro 91 81 330 29 99 9 4 5 38 131 4 79 2 .300 .397 .315
Victor Reyes 60 54 240 26 72 15 5 2 21 103 6 58 2 .300 .429 .331
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Buck Farmer 69 1 191 70 5 60 8 2 32 0 0 4 24 1115
Joe Jimenez 62 0 167 77 4 53 12 1 32 0 0 2 23 1007
Daniel Stumpf 48 0 87 28 0 35 5 1 18 0 0 3 15 522
Victor Alcantara 44 0 120 22 1 44 8 0 25 0 0 3 14 648
Nick Ramirez 43 0 228 70 1 75 11 3 45 0 0 8 34 1286
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Grayson Greiner 54 53 1 37 13 5 0 2
John Hicks 90 77 0 36 16 0 0 3
Bobby Wilson 15 15 0 11 1 0 0 0
Jake Rogers 31 31 0 10 7 1 0 8
Brandon Dixon 109 92 0 0 0 8 0 0

new-york-yankees Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
DJ LeMahieu 138 135 575 106 189 30 2 25 97 298 5 86 2 .329 .518 .377
Gio Urshela 125 106 421 71 136 34 0 20 73 230 1 80 1 .323 .546 .363
Gleyber Torres 139 137 526 96 150 25 0 38 90 289 5 122 2 .285 .549 .345
Austin Romine 66 58 214 27 60 12 0 7 34 93 1 47 1 .280 .435 .311
Ryan Lavarnway 5 4 18 4 5 2 0 2 7 13 0 5 0 .278 .722 .316
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Adam Ottavino 70 0 191 85 2 46 5 2 16 0 0 14 39 1124
Tommy Kahnle 68 0 174 84 1 42 8 0 23 0 0 3 17 946
Zack Britton 64 0 178 51 1 37 3 1 13 0 0 1 32 915
Aroldis Chapman 58 0 166 82 1 38 3 0 18 0 0 4 25 971
Chad Green 51 14 195 88 6 65 10 0 34 0 0 4 18 1252
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Gary Sanchez 104 99 4 32 11 14 0 7
Austin Romine 66 58 0 18 7 1 0 6
Kyle Higashioka 13 12 0 12 3 0 0 0
Ryan Lavarnway 5 4 1 5 1 1 0 1
Aaron Hicks 59 56 0 0 0 1 0 0