The ALDS and NLDS will both kick off tomorrow.
The New York Yankees will be opening up at home against the red-hot Cleveland Guardians, who are coming off a walk-off win in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Tampa Bay Rays that got them to this point.
But Cleveland is going to be facing some tough pitching when they get to the Bronx.
The Yankees have lined up their three aces for each of the first three games of the series.
Gerrit Cole will start ALDS Game 1, Aaron Boone said. Nestor Cortes Game 2, Luis Severino Game 3. pic.twitter.com/ToKYf7r0l7
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 9, 2022
Yanks Set ALDS Rotation
The Yankees have some solid starting pitching lined up for the ALDS, and it’s going to be interesting to see them square off with the Guardians, who also have some elite starting pitching.
But New York has an experienced postseason pitcher in Game 1 with Cole starting.
Cole was obviously a huge piece of the Houston Astros’ runs in 2018 and 2019, so he knows what it takes to pitch in October.
The lights aren’t too bright for him.
As for Cortes and Severino, they both had solid regular seasons.
Of course, Cortes hasn’t pitched in a postseason game before, so this will be new territory for him.
Severino does have a little postseason experience, having been part of the Yankees’ runs in 2017, 2018, and 2019 before dealing with some injury troubles.
Regardless of experience though, the Yankees have three solid starters lined up for the first three games of the ALDS, and it’s going to be tough for the Guardians to beat that.