On Tuesday, the New York Yankees will head home for the final time in the regular season to face the Angels and the Blue Jays. They also will likely clinch the AL East during the homestand.
The team actually hasn’t clinched a playoff spot yet, and they can do so with another win or an Indians loss.
The most exciting part of the homestand comes on Tuesday when Luis Severino makes his season debut. Several injuries have put him out all season, starting with an arm issue minutes before his first spring start.
Severino will will be facing Jose Suarez of the Angels, who has an ERA of almost seven. CC Sabathia will face Dillon Peters on Wednesday, and JA Happ will face Andrew Heaney on Thursday.
It was announced over the weekend that Mike Trout of the Angels will miss the remainder of the season with a nerve issue in his foot. It sucks that an injury has to end the likely MVPs season, but it will help the Yankees immensely.
Following the Angels are the Blue Jays again. Masahiro Tanaka will pitch on Friday, James Paxton will pitch on Saturday, and luis Severino will pitch on Sunday.
Severino could only have a third regular season start if he pitches the season finale against the Texas Rangers. Doing so should make him available for ALDS game one if necessary.
Giancarlo Stanton is also expected to return during the homestand.
The Yankees have a big homestand beginning on Tuesday. With players returning and playoff home field advantage on the line, it will be a series that you don’t want to miss.