Both are in tonight’s lineup. Stanton will be batting cleanup and be the designated hitter. Urshela is batting fifth and playing third base.
In 14 games this season, Stanton hit .293 with three home runs and 7 runs batted in. Considering, he will be a force in the lineup. The Yankees placed Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list on August 9 with a hamstring strain. The Yankees are in need of power bats.
In 31 games this season, Gio Urshela has hit .272 with six homers and 23 runs batted in. It’s crystal clear that the Yankees have missed Urshela’s consistent bat. He is quite known for hitting for a high batting average and getting on base. Quite frankly, Urshela is also known for his stellar defense.
Over the past few weeks, the Yankees have been horrible defensively. Shortstop Gleyber Torres has committed five errors in just 31 games played. Infielder Tyler Wade has also struggled defensively.
Also, the New York Yankees activated pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga. Loaisiga has pitched admirably well this season. In like manner, he has pitched to 2-0 with a 3.18 earned run average and 20 strikeouts in 17 innings. The long relievers in the Yankees bullpen have struggled immensely, but have gotten better. Loaisiga will be a reinforcement to the Yankees pitching core.
Just in time for the end of the season, injured Yankees are returning.