New York Yankees lock horn with Tampa Bay Rays for the third series this MLB season, starting with series opener tonight. The game tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. YES Network and FOX Sports Sun (US) will be doing the national TV coverage while the match can be watched online live on FuboTV.
In the last series encounter, the Yankees had a three-game series sweep over the Rays in April second week.
Date and Time: May 19th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
TV: YES Network, FOX Sports Sun (US)
Right-hander Luis Severino (2-2, 3.86 ERA) is set to make his eighth start of the season on Friday when the Yankees open a weekend series against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Severino tied for the shortest start of his career last Sunday when he threw for just 2 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs while taking a no-decision against the Astros.
Severino holds a 4-1 with a 3.26 ERA record in his eight career appearances against the Rays. Further, he is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in last four appearances at Tropicana Field.
Right handed Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 2.92 ERA) is set to take the pitch for Tampa Bay after starting just once this season. Ramirez will move back into the rotation as Blake Snell was optioned to Triple-A Durham.
Ramirez has made 12 outings this season, with his best coming against the Tigres where he posted a win throwing five innings.
Evan Longoria, Corey Dickerson, and Peter Bourjos have scored s home run against Severino in the previous encounters this season.