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MLB: New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs | 12 June, 7:15 AM (PST)


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

NEW YORK YANKEES: 

C | Kyle Higashioka 

FB | Anthony Rizzo 

SB | DJ LeMahieu 

S | Isaiah Kiner-Falefa 

TB | Josh Donaldson 

LF | Joey Gallo 

CF | Aaron Hicks 

RF | Aaron Judge 

DH | Giancarlo Stanton 

 

CHICAGO CUBS: 

C | Willson Contreras 

FB | Frank Schwindel 

SB | Nick Madrigal 

S | Nico Hoerner 

TB | Patrick Wisdom 

LF | Ian Happ 

CF | Christopher Morel 

RF | Seiya Suzuki 

DH | Rafael Ortega 

 

 

Gracing the Yankee Stadium this Sunday, the Chicago Cubs are set for their second game against the giants of the MLB, the New York Yankees. 7:15 AM in the Philippines, here’s how we see the fixture unfolding.  

 

The humble visitors of Chicago currently hold 23 wins and 34 losses with a .404 winning percentage, tying them with the Detroit Tigers as the fifth worst team across the board in all of the league. With 57 home runs compared to the Yankees’ 87 and a team ERA of 4.40, let’s just say they won’t be intimidating the New York team anytime soon.  

 

On the other side of the spectrum, the home team Yankees dominate with 42-16. After being neck and neck with the LA Dodgers (37-20) and even the NY Mets (38-21) at one point, they’ve established a good distance between the two in both wins and losses. The Yankees boast a .724 winning percentage, 2.94 team ERA, and the best pitching staff by far. This team is largely revered both inside and outside the MLB.  

 

As of their first game, the Yankees have won 2-1. New York’s catcher Jose Trevino shined, and shortstop Gleyber Torres pulled a solo homer that led to their most recent victory. As expected, of course, superstar and right-fielder Aaron Judge proved to be a valuable asset to the team once again. With that much talent on a limb, that throwing arm of his really should be insured. Per the Cubs, third baseman Patrick Wisdom showed to be a consistent contributor to Chicago’s offense with a decent throwing arm. Wisdom is one of the Cubs’ batting leaders alongside Willson Contreras. However, Contreras has been inconsistent. That inconsistency along with the lack of chemistry and compatible talent in the team led to their demise under the unforgiving Yankees.  

 

And so, we give our verdict. This will not come as a surprise to anyone, but it’s quite obvious the Yankees have the upper hand in both paper and recent performance. We can’t see the ‘decent’ players of Chicago cutting it against the firepower of the Yankees for the second game of the series. While there is hope to be seen for the Cubs, we still stand with the Yankees. 

 

7:15 AM PST, 13 June 2022. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY.

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