The New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles tonight at 7:05 p.m. EST. Who is calling the game?
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The Yankees’ Pitching Rotation
The New York Yankees are set to take on the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at 7:05 pm. Who is pitching for the Yankees tonight? Here is a look at the Yankees’ pitching rotation.
Masahiro Tanaka is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Prior to his professional career, Tanaka pitched for Komadai Tomakomai High School, where he helped lead his team to national prominence. He was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2006 World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournament, in which he pitched a complete game victory against Cuba in the semifinals.
J.A. Happ is a professional baseball pitcher who plays for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, and Philadelphia Phillies.
Luis Severino is a Starting Pitcher for the New York Yankees.
The Yankees’ Lineup
The New York Yankees are a Major League Baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They are in the American League East Division. The Yankees are one of the most successful baseball teams in history, winning 27 World Series championships.
Right fielder Aaron Judge has been one of the most dominant hitters in baseball since he debuted in 2016, belting 52 homers and driving in 114 runs to finish second in that year’s AL Rookie of the Year voting. In 2017, Judge became the first Yankee to ever win Rookie of the Year and home run Derby in the same season.
Giancarlo Stanton, the New York Yankees slugger, is back in the lineup tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton has been on the injured list since April 1st with a biceps injury. He will be batting cleanup and playing right field.
Gary Sanchez is a professional baseball catcher who plays for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016, and quickly emerged as one of the Yankees’ best hitters. In 2018, he set several franchise records, including most home runs in a season by a catcher.
The Yankees’ Broadcast Team
The Yankees have a long and storied history, and their broadcast team is just as accomplished. The current play-by-play announcer is John Sterling, who has been with the team since 1989. The color commentator is Suzyn Waldman, who is also the radio analyst for the team. The rest of the broadcast team consists of Ken Singleton, Melanie Newman, and Ryan Ruocco.
Michael Kay is the play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees on the YES Network. He has been with the Yankees since 1989, and he has been the primary play-by-play voice since 1995. He also hosts a talk show on ESPN Radio.
Born in 1961, Michael grew up in the Bronx, and he is a graduate of Fordham University. He began his broadcasting career as a sports reporter for WABC Radio in New York. From there, he went on to work as a television sports anchor for WCBS-TV and WNYW-TV before joining the Yankees’ broadcast team.
Kay is known for his enthusiastic style of broadcasting, and he often uses catchphrases such as “See ya later, alligator!” or “It’s all over but the crying!”
Ken Singleton is an analyst for the YES Network. He played for the Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles.
Paul O’Neill is a retired American professional baseball right fielder who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Cincinnati Reds from1985 to 1992 and the New York Yankees from1993 to 2001. A former World Series and All-Star MVP, O’Neill compiled 281 home runs, 1,269 runs batted in (RBIs), 1,708 hits, and a lifetime batting average of .288.
O’Neill currently serves as a color commentator and studio analyst for the New York Yankees on the YES Network. He also makes regular appearances on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio.