Game 147: Cessa vs. Buchholz

Clay  Buchholz has a 5.71 ERA (5.76 FIP) in eighteen starts this year. He has allowed 20 HR in just 97.2 IP, and has a horrendous 1.7 K/BB to go along with it. Opposing batters are hitting .275/.348/.477 against this incarnation of Buchholz, which essentially means he turns opposing batters into Neil Walker or Jason Kipnis. With me shifting gears into full pessimism mode, this feels an awful lot like a potential redemptive no hitter.

Here's tonight's lineup:

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

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM.