The New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians will continue their ALDS matchup Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but a rainy forecast in the Bronx forced MLB to shuffle the schedule. There’s now a chance the two teams could play four games in four days to close out the series.
New York won Game 1 behind Gerrit Cole’s dominance and Anthony Rizzo’s late homer and the Yankees will try to make it a 2-0 series lead at home on Friday.
You can view the full postseason schedule by clicking here, and here’s the 2022 playoff bracket. Now, let’s get to the important stuff for Game 2.
How to watch
Date: Friday, Oct. 14 | Time: 1:07 p.m. ET
Location: Yankee Stadium (Bronx, New York)
TV channel: TBS | Live stream: TBS app
Odds: HOU +118; NYY -140 | 6.5 o/u (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Starting pitchers: LHP Nestor Cortes (12-4, 2.44 ERA) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (13-8, 2.88 ERA)
Featured Game | New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians
During the regular season the Guardians slashed only .240/.303/.343 against lefties, and they’ll face one of the game’s best southpaws in Cortes in Game 2. The breakout lefty earned an All-Star Game selection this year and finished the regular season pitching as well as he has any point in his career. Of course, Cleveland is throwing their ace and the 2020 AL Cy Young winner, Shane Bieber, who was marvelous in his Wild Card Series start against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Guardians have the guy they want on the mound as they look to even up the series.
The Guardians have scored four runs in 33 innings this postseason. Their offense, which relies on stringing together hits and walks, has had trouble with postseason-caliber pitching. Against someone like Cortes, it’s hard to see the offense getting on track. We’ll say the Yankees take Game 2 to move within one win of their third ALCS trip in the last six years.
Pick: Yankees 5, Guardians 2