The Dodgers visit the Yankees today at 4:05 pm PDT. Rookie righty Jose De Leon will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers, while the Yankees throw right hander Bryan Mitchell. This is Mitchell’s third year in the majors, but only his fifth start. Last year he was used mostly as a reliever, while this year he has been in the minor leagues most of the year.
Yankee Stadium has short porches down the right-field line and left-field line, with both being 314 feet from home plate. Dodger hitters need to pound the ball there, including Utley, Seager, Turner, Gonzalez, Grandal, and Pederson. The offense needs to wake up today, as they have scored a scant nine runs over the past four games.