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Yankees’ lineup vs. Cardinals Friday: Anthony Rizzo scratched, Matt Carpenter in DH, Nestor Cortes vs. Dakota Hudson (8/5/22)

NJ.com logo NJ.com 3 days ago Brendan Kuty, nj.com

Updated: 7:49 p.m.

Anthony Rizzo has been scratched from the Yankees’ lineup. He was slated to start at first base. The new lineup:

1. DJ LeMahieu, 1B

2. Aaron Judge, 2B

3. Matt Carpenter, DH

4. Gleyber Torres, 2B

5. Josh Donaldson, 3B

6. Andrew Benintendi, LF

7. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, SS

8. Jose Trevino, C

9. Aaron Hicks, CF

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ST. LOUIS — Here is the lineup for the New York Yankees vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Yankees lefty Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA) vs. Cardinals righty Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10 ERA).

1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B

2. Aaron Judge, CF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Gleyber Torres, DH

5. Josh Donaldson, 3B

6. Matt Carpenter, RF

7. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, SS

8. Jose Trevino, C

9. Andrew Benintendi, LF

From the Yankees:

MATTY MUSTACHE: INF/OF Matt Carpenter returns to St. Louis to face his former team for the first time…Carpenter batted .262 (1,153-for-4,403) with 752R, 301 doubles, 28 triples, 155HR, 576RBI, 699BB and 27SB in 1,329 games over parts of 11 Major League seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2011-21)…he made three All-Star teams (2013-14, ‘16) with the club and went to the postseason seven times with St. Louis (2012-15, ‘19-21)…he ranks among Cardinals all-time leaders in walks (sixth), doubles (13th), home runs (13th) and extra-base hits (13th, 484)…he was originally selected by the Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas Christian University. Has reached base in 25 of his 31 starts this season, batting .336/.437/.832 (36-for-107) with 27R, 8 doubles, 15HR, 36RBI, 14BB and 5HP in those starts.

  • 24 of his 37H this season have gone for extra bases (9 doubles, 15HR).
  • Has 15HR in just 139PA this season after hitting 7HR in 418PA over his previous two seasons from 2020-21.
  • His 15HR since making his season debut on 5/26 are tied for the fifth-most in the AL and tied for the 10th-most in the Majors in that span.
  • His 9HR since 7/2 are tied for the fourth-most in the Majors, trailing only Aaron Judge (14), Austin Riley (10) and Kyle Schwarber (10).

BRONX BOMBERS: Yankees batters lead the Majors with 185HR this season…their 185HR are 23HR more than second-place Atlanta (162) and 36HR more than third-place Houston (149).

  • Their 185HR are their most HR through 106 games of a season in franchise history and the second-most by any Major League team through their first 106 games of a season, trailing only the 2019 Minnesota Twins (206HR).
  • Have homered in a season-high 19 straight games (since 7/13), their longest streak since their 19-game streak from 9/8-28/21…their 19-game home run streak is tied for their third-longest streak in franchise history…trails only a Major League-record 31-game streak from 5/26-6/30/19 and a 25-game streak from 6/1-29/41…also recorded a 19-game streak from 9/8-28/21…have hit 39HR over their home run streak.
  • Have hit at least 3HR in a Major League-leading 28 games this season.
  • Lead the Majors in runs (567), runs per game (5.35), SLG (.448) and walks (421), rank second in OBP (.331) and OPS (.779).

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