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The 2021 New York Yankees Season Preview and Game Preview vs. Toronto Blue Jays

We are just HOURS away from the launch of the 2021 MLB Regular Season. Our Yankees are expected to be the top dog of the AL and WS contenders. As we know in previous years it’s been close but no cigar. We’ve been eliminated by the Houston Astericks in 2017, then the Red Sox in 2018, The Astericks again in 2019 and most recently the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020. However, it’s a new season and new chapter in the Yankees History. The Yankees have made great additions this offseason stemming from Jameson Taillon, Corey Kluber, Darren O’Day, Jay Bruce and etc. Now it’s time to win, we’ve got our ace and our face of the franchise. The Yankees have set the 25-Man roster and here is how it looks (excluding 1B Luke Voit and LHP Zack Britton because they are injured):

25-Man Opening Day Roster

Starting Rotation:
1. RHP Gerrit Cole
2. RHP Corey Kluber
3. RHP Domingo Germán
4. LHP Jordan Montgomery
5. RHP Jameson Taillon

INF:
R DJ LeMahieu
R Gleyber Torres
R Gio Urshela
L Tyler Wade

OF:
R Clint Frazier
R Aaron Judge
R Giancarlo Stanton
S Aaron Hicks
L Brett Gardner
L Mike Tauchman
L Jay Bruce

Catchers:
R Gary Sanchez
R Kyle Higashioka

Bullpen:
RHP Luis Cessa
RHP Michael King
RHP Chad Green
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga
RHP Nick Nelson
RHP Darren O’Day
LHP Lucas Luetge
LHP Aroldis Chapman

Game Preview:

This should be a good matchup but a very winnable one for the Bronx Bombers. Yankee Ace Gerrit Cole will face Blue Jay Ace Hyun Jin-Ryu in the season debut. The Jays will be missing newly acquired OF George Springer and Robbie Ray due to injury. Yanks will mis Voit and Britton but everyone else should be ready to go. Here is the Yankee Starting Lineup:

New York Yankees on Twitter

How to Watch:

Date and Time: 1/1/2021 at 1:05 pm EST
Arena: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
TV: ESPN and YES
Website: MLB.tv and fuboTV
Radio: WFAN and ESPN

Thanks for reading everybody. This has been Jose Calderon III with FiveBorough Dispatch. Have a great day, everybody!

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