In the opening contest in their 3-game interleague series against the New York Yankees on Friday July 7th, the Chicago Cubs will be attempting to secure the series victory.
The Yankees were routed 14-1 by the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night, and lost the series to them. The Yankees enter this matchup hoping to shake their current slump after dropping two of three games. New York scores 4.47 runs per game on average. Their .232 batting average ranks 27th. They rank 26th in on-base percentage (.301), and 14th in slugging percentage (.412). The New York Yankees are hoping to bounce back from one of the team’s poorest performances of this campaign while also expecting Carlos Rodon’s debut.
Carlos Rodon will make his Yankees debut after signing during the offseason. Although he had been sidelined due to back issues, it appears as though he will be healthy enough for an MLB comeback during this game. With an excellent track record as a starter in minor league baseball this year, Rodon should prove to be an asset to their starting rotation.
Following a 9-1 victory versus St. Louis in the UK on June 24 that brought them just one game of .500, Chicago has lost three of its last eleven contests. The Cubs lost 6-5 on Thursday, falling short of sweeping the Brewers in 3 games. Chicago has had strong pitching, only allowing 4.33 runs per game. The Cubs are 11th in the majors with a .242 opponents’ batting average. Their 1.26 WHIP ranks 9th, and their 4.00 ERA is 12th.
Jameson Taillon will make his last start before the All-Star break for the Cubs when he takes to the mound in this game. Although he has had mixed results this year, he does boast an acceptable 2.69 ERA with low WHIP numbers which bodes well for them.
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Chicago Cubs vs New York Yankees Game Information
- Date: 07/07/2023
- Time: 07:05 PM ET
- Location: Yankee Stadium.
- How to Watch: Cubs vs Yankees MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV