Rick Porcello (13-5, 3.18 ERA) might not be a Cy Young winner, but he holds his own in a stacked Tigers lineup. Shane Greene (2-1, 3.68 ERA) will go for New York. Greene recovered from a three run second inning to give the Yankees 4 2/3 innings at Boston his last time out. He walked three straight during the rough second. “I was kind of in my own head for a little bit,” Greene said after the game. “I felt good. I was just trying to make perfect pitches. I just had to go back to my game plan and attack guys.” He is 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA in five starts after making his big league debut as a reliever.
The start will be more of a home game for Porcello who is from New Jersey. His family and friends will be on hand to watch him as he has a chance to match his career high in wins. He’s 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA over his last seven starts, but has never won at Yankee Stadium. The appeal of pitching at Yankee Stadium, near his hometown, has worn off over time for him. “Feels like every year it takes a little out of it,” he said. “Just from maturity and experience. I get butterflies before every game. It’s a different feeling, but I’m able to channel it a lot easier now.”
Notes on the game
In two career starts at Yankee Stadium, Porcello is 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA.
Porcello is 5-1 with a sub 2.00 ERA over his last seven starts.
Yankees set a franchise record Tuesday by playing 16 straight games that were decided by two runs or fewer.
First pitch at 1:05 pm on Yes.