NEW YORK YANKEES NOTES:
AT A GLANCE: The Yankees continue their season-long 10-game, three-city road trip tonight with the second game of a four-game set at Detroit…are 2-2 on the road trip after dropping two-of-three at Tampa Bay and winning their series opener at Detroit…will also travel to Houston this weekend (Fri.-Sun.). Are 3-3 in their last six games (since 8/23) after losing their previous nine from 8/12-22.
BRONX BOMBERS: Yankees batters have hit 14HR over their last six games and 18HR over their last eight games (since 8/20). Yankees batters have hit multiple home runs in five of their last six games and six of their last eight games (since 8/20)…their 59 games with multiple home runs this season are the most in the AL and the third-most in the Majors, trailing only Atlanta (67) and Los Angeles-NL (60). Their 183HR this season are the fourth-most in the AL and sixth-most in the Majors, trailing only Atlanta (246), Los Angeles-NL (204), Tampa Bay (191), Los Angeles-AL (190) and Minnesota (185).
LEMACHINE: INF DJ LeMahieu is hitting .317/.423/.550 (19-for-60) with 8R, 2 doubles, 4HR, 5RBI, 10BB and 1HP in his last 17 games (since 8/4). His .412 OBP since the All-Star break (since 7/14) is the eighth-highest among American League batters (min. 130PA). Is batting .299/.399/.465 (38-for-127) with 14R, 6 doubles, 5HR, 7RBI, 20BB and 1HP in his last 36 games (since 7/6)…has reached base safely in 33 of those 36 games.
MATCHING UP: The Yankees have won six of their last seven games vs. Detroit (since 2022) and are 11-4 in their last 15 games against the Tigers (since 9/12/19-G1).
PEN PAL: RHP Jonathan Loáisiga has retired 26-of-29BF since returning from the injured list on 8/7, tossing 8.2 scoreless innings in that span and holding opponents to a .071 BA (2-for-28) during that stretch.
PAYING RESPECTS: The Yankees mourn the passing of former bench coach Pat Corrales, who passed away peacefully at his home in Big Canoe, Ga., on Sunday… Corrales spent more than 64 years in professional baseball, including one season with the Yankees in 1989.
TO THE LEFT, TO THE LEFT: The Yankees are 11-6 in their last 17 games vs. left-handed starters (since 5/8/23). Since 7/26, Yankees batters are hitting .320/.363/.563 (63-for-197) with 9 doubles, 13HR and 14BB off lefthanded pitchers. OF Harrison Bader is hitting .365/.406/.730 (23-for63) with 7 doubles, 2 triples, 4HR, 4BB and 1HP vs. lefthanded pitchers this year.
TONIGHT’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP MICHAEL KING (3-5, 3.13 ERA)
RHP Michael King will make his 43rd appearance (third start) of the season tonight at Detroit…the 28-year old will pitch on regular four days’ rest…made his last start on Thursday vs. Washington, allowing just 1R/0ER over 2.2IP in a no-decision (1H, 2BB, 3K, 1WP)… tossed a season-high 50 pitches, his most since throwing 62 pitches on 7/3/21 vs. New York-NL…is 3-5 with six saves and a 3.13 ERA (69.0IP, 56H, 26R/24ER, 25BB, 82K, 7HR) in 42 appearances (two starts) this season…in two starts this season, has gone 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (4.2IP, 2ER) and 6K…was the opener on 8/12 at Miami and 8/24 vs. Washington…as a reliever this season, is 3-4 with six saves, a 3.08 ERA (64.1IP, 22ER) and 76K in 40 appearances…has thrown 2.0 innings-or-more in 17 of his 42 appearances this season (15 in relief, two in starts), with 12 of those 17 outings being scoreless…his 12 relief appearances of at least 2.0 scoreless innings are the most in the AL and tied for the most in the Majors…has recorded at least five outs in 22 of his 42 outings this season (20 in relief, 2 starts)…his 20 such relief appearances are tied for the second-most in the AL and tied for the third-most in the Majors…over five seasons with the Yankees (2019-23), has gone 12-14 with seven saves and a 3.61 ERA (212.0IP, 85ER, 76BB, 237K, 21HR) in 108 appearances (12 starts)… was acquired by the Yankees from Miami along with 2017-18 signing bonus pool money in exchange for INF Garrett Cooper and LHP Caleb Smith on 11/20/17.
LAST TIME OUT: Last started on Thursday vs. Washington, allowing just 1R/0ER over 2.2IP in a no-decision (1H, 2BB, 3K, 1WP)…tossed a season-high 50 pitches, his most since throwing 62 pitches on 7/3/21 vs. New York-NL. Allowed his only run scored on a fielding error in the third inning. Retired 9-of-12 batters faced.
FOR STARTERS: Has made two starts for the Yankees this season, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (4.2IP, 2ER) and 6K. Served as the opener on Thursday vs. Washington and on 8/12 at Miami. In 12 career starts, has gone 0-6 with a 6.23 ERA (43.1IP, 30ER) and 42K.
VS. DETROIT: Has made three career appearances (one start) vs. Detroit, going 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA (4.1IP, 2ER) and 6K…made the start on 5/30/21 at Comerica Park, taking the loss after allowing 4R/2ER over 2.1IP (3H, 2BB, 2K, 2HP)…tossed 1.0 scoreless innings of relief on 6/4/22 and 6/5/22 vs. the Tigers.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: In 19 appearances (one start) on the road this season, has gone 1-2 with three saves, and a 2.34 ERA (34.2IP, 21H, 9ER, 11BB, 41K, 3HR). Has tossed 1.1IP-or-more in 14 of those outings. 15 of his appearances on the road this season have been scoreless. In 50 career appearances (seven starts) on the road, is 3-7 with three saves and a 3.57 ERA (103.1IP, 76H, 45R/41ER, 37BB, 7HP, 110K, 7HR).
KING OF THE HILL: Is 3-5 with six saves and a 3.13 ERA (69.0IP, 56H, 26R/24ER, 25BB, 82K, 7HR) in 42 appearances (two starts) this season In two starts this season, has gone 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (4.2IP, 2ER) and 6K. Did not allow a run in eight straight relief outings from 7/21-8/16…recorded 17K over 11.2 scoreless innings during that span. Has thrown 2.0 innings-or-more in 17 of his 42 appearances this season (15 in relief, two in starts), with 12 of those 17 outings being scoreless…his 12 relief appearances of at least 2.0 scoreless innings are the most in the AL and tied for the most in the Majors. Has recorded at least five outs in 22 of his 42 outings this season (20 in relief, 2 starts)… his 20 such relief appearances are tied for the second-most in the AL and tied for the third-most in the Majors. Has recorded at least 1K in 34 of his 40 relief outings this season…has collected multiple strikeouts in 26 of those appearances…has 3K-or-more in 12 relief outings this season, tied for the second-most such games among AL relievers and tied for fourth-most in the Majors. Has recorded multiple strikeouts in a career-high-tying eight straight games (since 7/28), matching an eight-game streak from 6/23-9/25/21…has recorded multiple strikeouts in 15 of his last 18 outings (since 6/23). Over his last nine relief outings (since 7/21), has entered six games with inherited runners on base (eight total) and stranded them all. As a reliever, has gone 3-4 with six saves and a 3.08 ERA (64.1IP, 51H, 23R/22ER, 23BB, 76K, 6HR). Has six saves this season after entering 2023 with just one career save…has tossed more than 1.0 inning in four of his six saves this season.
DETROIT TIGERS NOTES:
TIGERS FALL IN SERIES OPENER TO YANKEES: The Tigers dropped the series opener to the Yankees, 4-1, on Monday night. Akil Baddoo drove in Detroit’s only run of the game with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning, while Zach McKinstry hit a pair of triples. Reese Olson started for the Tigers and took the loss, giving up one run on three hits with four walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts in 4.1 innings. Brendan White threw 1.2 shutout frames with one strikeout, while Alex Lange walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth.
ROSTER MOVES: The Tigers have announced the following roster moves:
*Placed LHP Andrew Vasquez on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to August 28, with left calf tightness
*Recalled RHP Garrett Hill from Triple A Toledo MOVIN’ ON UP: Miguel Cabrera went 1×4 in last night’s game. The hit was the 3,152nd of his career, tying him with Paul Waner for 18th in Major League history. Entering tonight’s game, Cabrera is just two knocks away from equaling George Brett (3,154) for 17th.
KEEP CALM AND KERRY ON: Kerry Carpenter went 1×4 on Monday, extending his streak of reaching base safely to a career-best 24 consecutive games, which is the longest active on-base streak in the Majors. Over his last 24 games, he is batting .381/.447/.750 with four doubles, nine home runs and 19 RBI. Entering tonight’s game, Carpenter ranks tied for second with nine homers, while he is fourth in slugging percentage (.716), seventh in batting average (.364) and 10th in on-base percentage (.429).
TRIPLE THREAT: Zach McKinstry had a pair of triples in last night’s game. He became the first Tigers player to record multiple triples in a game since Victor Reyes on August 5, 2021 vs. Boston. McKinstry has hit safely in 11 of his last 14 games, over which he is batting .310/.388/.476 with two triples, a homer and three RBI.
AT COMERICA PARK: The Tigers are 2-5 on their current 10-game homestand, which includes three games vs. Chicago (NL) (1-2), three games vs. Houston (1-2) and four games vs. New York (AL) (0-1). Detroit is 28-38 at Comerica Park this season. As a team, the Tigers are hitting .244/.309/.382 at home, while the pitching staff
has a 4.87 ERA (604.0IP/327ER).
TIGERS AND YANKEES: The Tigers and Yankees continue their first series of the season tonight. Detroit went 1-5 against New York (AL) last season, including losing two-of-three games at Comerica Park. Since 2012, the Tigers are 0-5-5 in series against the Yankees.
TIGERS ON THE IL:
- LHP Tyler Alexander (left lat/shoulder strain, 60-day IL on July 4, retroactive to July 3)
- LHP Matthew Boyd (left elbow sprain, 60-day IL on June 27)
- RHP Mason Englert (left hip tightness, 15-day IL on July 24, retroactive to July 23)
- OF Austin Meadows (anxiety, 60-day IL on April 8, retroactive to April 7)
- RHP Casey Mize (right elbow sprain, 60-day IL on February 17)
- RHP Freddy Pacheco (right elbow sprain, 60- day IL on March 27)
- LHP Andrew Vasquez (left calf tightness, 15-day IL on August 29, retroactive to August 28)
TONIGHT’S TIGERS STARTING PITCHER
29 Tarik Skubal • 3-2, 4.06 ERA (44.1IP/20ER)
Skubal will make his 10th start of the season tonight against the Yankees. Received a no decision in his last start on Wednesday vs. Chicago (NL), giving up four runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings. Has made two starts in his career against New York (AL) and has a 1-1 record with a 4.00 ERA (9.0IP/4ER) and nine strikeouts…in 35 career outings, including 33 starts, at Comerica Park, Skubal is 11-12 with a 3.20 ERA (183.0IP/65ER) and 187 strikeouts. Picked up his first win of the season on July 24 vs. San Francisco, throwing 5.0 shutout innings with two hits allowed, no walks and nine strikeouts…was his first Major League win since July 21, 2022. Did not allow a run in his first two starts this season…had a streak of 27.0 innings without giving up an earned run, dating back to July 13, 2022. Made his season debut for Detroit on July 4 vs. Oakland, throwing 4.0 hitless innings with no walks and six strikeouts…his only baserunner
came on a hit by pitch…marked his first start in the Majors since August 1, 2022 vs. Minnesota.