The Mariners square off tonight against Masahiro Tanaka, who's had an interesting season. He has the highest ERA of his career right now, but his xFIP is still 3.73. He's striking a lot of batters out and keeping balls on the ground; however, his 22.6 HR/FB is the highest in the majors.
Recently, though, he's had better luck. His xFIP since the start of June is 3.11 and his K/9 is 10.36. If Tanaka can keep the few fly balls he allows in the yard, he's tough to beat.
Here are the lineups:
|NEW YORK YANKEES||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Brett Gardner - CF||Jean Segura - SS|
|Clint Frazier - LF||Ben Gamel - LF|
|Aaron Judge - RF||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Matt Holliday - DH||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Gary Sanchez - C||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Danny Valencia - 1B|
|Todd Frazier - 3B||Mitch Haniger - RF|
|Garrett Cooper - 1B||Jarrod Dyson - CF|
|Ronald Torreyes - 2B||Mike Zunino - C|
|Masahiro Tanaka - RHP||Ariel Miranda - LHP|