Game 132: Cessa vs. Kennedy

Tonight is Game 132 of a 162-game season and the Yankees are still trying to pull a wildcard berth out of Bullwinkle's hat. And much tonight rests on whether or not Luis Cessa is successful against a pesky Royals' lineup. Thanks to last night's rain delay, the bullpen will be a bit gassed so a lot will rest on young Cessa.

In the meantime, the Yankees will face erstwhile Yankee, Ian Kennedy, who is having his best season since 2012. The Yankees will feature only one of their baby bomber bunnies (back to Bullwinkle's hat) in Gary Sanchez. So they will arguably face Kennedy with their strongest possible

The Lineups:

New York Yankees:

  1. Brett Gardner - LF
  2. Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
  3. Gary Sanchez - C
  4. Mark Teixeira - 1B
  5. Didi Gregorius - SS
  6. Starlin Castro - 2B
  7. Brian McCann - DH
  8. Chase Headley - 3B
  9. The inevitable Aaron Hicks - RF

SP - Luis Cessa: 4-0, 4.11 ERA, 5.79 FIP (too many homers)

Kansas City Royals:

  1. Jarrod Dyson - CF
  2. Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B  Cheslor!?
  3. Eric Hosmer - 1B
  4. Kendrys Morales - DH
  5. Salvador Perez - C
  6. Alex Gordon - LF
  7. Paulo Orlando - RF
  8. Alcides Escobar - SS
  9. Raul Mondesi - 2B

SP - Ian Kennedy: 9-9, 3.57 ERA, 4.67 FIP

The game is scheduled for 8:15 ET and will be available on the YES Network if that network is available to you. The weather looks pleasant, so there should be no weather problems tonight.

Enjoy the game!