Series Alert: Yankees battle Brewers in the Bronx

When & Where To Watch

Tonight: coverage begins at 6:00 on YES and the YES App.

Saturday: coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. on YES and the YES App.

Sunday: coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. on YES and the YES App.

Leading Off

  1. Having won eight of their last 10 games, tonight the Yankees open the back end of a six-game homestand with the first of three against the Brewers, who lead the National League Central.
  2. Prior to Saturday’s game, the Yankees will hold their 75th Old-Timers’ Day celebration featuring the return of Derek Jeter and many members of the Yanks’ legendary 1998 World Champions.
  3. You can bid on a ’98 Yankees championship ring plus other great items and experiences in the New York Yankees Foundation Grand Slam Auction, which is open now at

How ‘Bout That

By hitting his first Yankee Stadium home run in Wednesday’s game against Detroit, Jasson Domínguez continued a prolific start to his career! He became the first player in modern MLB history, which dates back to 1900, to have at least one hit and one run scored in each of their first five games with their team winning all of those games. Domínguez also became only the second Yankee ever to hit three home runs within their first five career games. The other? The man who managed Domínguez briefly just before the Martian flew to the Bronx, Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre bench boss Shelley Duncan, who homered three times over his first five games in July of 2007, becoming a cult favorite in the Bronx thanks to his power… and the forearm shivers he threw when celebrating with teammates.

Pinstripe Pulse

In addition to Domínguez, Oswald Peraza is another youthful Yankee making noise – he’s batting .421 over his last five games including a pair of three-hit performances. Big G reached a big milestone Tuesday, blasting the 400th home run of his career! He became the 58th player in MLB history to reach that mark and the 10th player to hit that milestone while wearing a Yankees uniform. In the same game, DJ LeMahieu homered to start the bottom of the first inning, giving him his 16th leadoff blast as a Yankee counting postseason play, the fifth-highest total in franchise history. Gleyber Torres continued to display an impressive power stroke by hitting his 25th home run of the season Thursday, increasing his lead among American League second basemen. Matt Krook threw a scoreless inning of relief in the series finale against Detroit, making his first MLB appearance since July 1. Krook was recalled from SWB prior to Wednesday’s game when Keynan Middleton was placed on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation, interrupting an impressive stretch. Prior to his absence, Middleton posted an ERA of 0.68 in 11 appearances after being acquired from the White Sox at the trade deadline.

Probable Pitchers

This series will feature a marquee matchup Sunday when two of the top strikeout pitchers in baseball take the mound: 2021 National League Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes and arguably the favorite to win the honor in the American League this season, Gerrit Cole. Luis Severino starts tonight opposite Colin Rea, who has been in the Milwaukee organization all year after spending much of the previous two seasons in Japan. Saturday’s matchup features Michael King starting opposite Wade Miley, a 13-year veteran who may be best remembered by Yankees fans for his stints with Baltimore and Boston earlier in his career. King will try to continue a strong run that he has been on since being moved from the bullpen to the rotation. In three starts during that time, the right-hander has given up just one earned run over 11.2 innings.