New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM (Progressive Field )
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The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians will meet to finish their MLB set on Sunday.
In Friday’s game one of this series, the Indians took a 5-2 victory. On Saturday, the Indians began to pull away in the fifth inning and ended up with an 8-4 win.
For Sunday’s finale, the Yankees will be sending out Chad Green in the start. This was originally supposed to be a Masahiro Tanaka day, but Tanaka is on a brief paternity leave and will take the Monday outing versus the Mets.
New York couldn’t get the bats to do a whole lot in the Saturday loss, totaling just six hits. Didi Gregorius came back from injury to notch a homer, two hits, two runs and two RBI, however.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with Shane Bieber in the start Sunday. Across 75.2 innings and a 5-2 record this year, Bieber has a 3.57 ERA with 92 Ks and 18 BBs.
Cleveland’s offense was cooking behind SP Adam Plutko on Saturday with 12 total hits. Every spot in the order except No. 9 yielded either a hit or an RBI in that game.
The Yankees are 9-3 in their last 12 in game three of a series and 5-2 in their last seven Sunday games. New York is 4-0 in Green’s last four starts and 4-1 in his last five during game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 2-6 in their last eight Sunday games and 5-0 in Bieber’s last five home starts. Cleveland is 4-0 in Bieber’s last four starts and 10-3 in his last 13 starts with four days’ rest.
Green has had a few issues out of the bullpen this year, but oddly enough the Yankees trend well with him in the starting role. That said, my confidence just isn’t there with Green right now.
As for Bieber, he’s got three good starts (three earned combined) and one bad one (six earned) in his last four appearances, so the tone of this game will come down to which starting pitcher will be on point in the early innings.
I was going to lean toward the Yankees with Tanaka out there, but with the dice-roll that Green is these days I have to go Indians to complete the sweep. New York really needs another reliable starter if they're going to do anything this year.