Game Seven. American League Championship Series. Everything on the line and Astros manager A.J. Hinch isn’t going to go with out pushing a few button with the lineup.
Alex Bregman is batting in the No. 2 hole. Evan Gattis and Brain McCann have moved up and put Josh Reddick in No. 9 hole. Reddick is getting a start against CC Sabathia despite the fact that he has struggled with the left-on-left match up: he is batting .105 (2x19) with a home run.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't changed a thing with his lineup. He has settled on Chase Headley at designated hitter even with Matt Holliday's two career home runs off Morton available.
No real major changes for both sides since Bregman has been hitting high in the lineup against left-handers to begin with.
We’ll have to see how it all shakes out by the end of the night. Will we see Derek Fisher or Cameron Maybin either way as pitch hitters, probably not.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||HOUSTON ASTROS|
|Brett Gardner - LF||George Springer - CF|
|Aaron Judge - RF||Alex Bregman - 3B|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Jose Altuve - 2B|
|Gary Sanchez - C||Carlos Correa - SS|
|Greg Bird - 1B||Yulieski Gurriel - 1B|
|Starlin Castro - 2B||Evan Gattis - DH|
|Aaron Hicks - CF||Brian McCann - C|
|Todd Frazier - 3B||Marwin Gonzalez - LF|
|Chase Headley - DH||Josh Reddick - RF|
|CC Sabathia - LHP||Charlie Morton - RHP|