In a makeup game rescheduled from a rain-out in New York on May 25, the Royals travel to Yankee Stadium III for a one-game tilt. With their playoff hopes being virtually nonexistent, trailing the final wild card spot by 5 1⁄2 games with seven left to play, the Royals will thrust rookie Jake Junis into the fading spotlight tasked with the unenviable duty of facing the playoff-bound Bronx Bombers.
The Yankees will send beefy southpaw CC Sabathia to the bump. Sabathia owns a 3.81 ERA on the season, though his peripherals point to less impressive pitching on the year. His 4.51 FIP, 4.18 xFIP, and 4.51 SIERA all suggest that he’s been helped out by his defense with a likely dose of luck.
The Royals will field the following starting nine:
The #Royals finish off the road trip with a stop in the Bronx to take on the Yankees. #RaisedRoyal pic.twitter.com/KbaLActqZk— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) September 25, 2017
The Yankees will align themselves thusly:
Back at the Stadium for a Monday matinee! https://t.co/obTBA7bJOt pic.twitter.com/3geTutTDFj— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 25, 2017
This game will be a WAR!