The New York Yankees are slated to begin their first postseason series against the Cleveland Indians tonight. Prior to tonight’s contest, the Yankees announced their 28-man Wild Card roster:
Gerrit Cole is slated to get the start for the Yankees tonight against Shane Bieber, and Kyle Higashioka will start behind the plate. Masahiro Tanaka is slated to start Game 2.
The Yankees have yet to announce their lineup for tonight’s game, but one of the major debates on social media has been who will start in the outfield between Frazier and Gardner. Despite Frazier having the better season overall, Gardner is hitting .368/.478/.421 in his last seven games and .361/.500/.611 in his last 15 games. Gardner is also familiar with fielding Progressive Field’s high left field wall, which could be pivotal.
Time will tell on what manager Aaron Boone will do tonight, but when all is said and done, the Yankees hope to move on to the ALDS and face their AL East foes.