We have a solid 13-game slate in the majors on Thursday, beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET. There are a lot good matchups happening across the league that will not only have betting but also fantasy implications. Over the course of the day, we will be keeping up to date with the latest injury and lineup news before first pitch between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees.
There will be a lot of interesting storylines to follow throughout the day, starting with the Yankees, who lost a heartbreaking 11-8 contest to the Angels on Wednesday night. New York jumped out to an early 7-2 lead on Shohei Ohtani, but they couldn’t hold on as they allowed the Angels to score seven runs in the ninth inning. New York will try to rebound and capture the series win with Jordan Montgomery on the mound. We have also have a good pitchers duel at 2:10 p.m. ET between Jose Berrios of the Twins and Carlos Rodon of the White Sox. Chicago will be trying to pull off the three-game sweep. Finally, Jacob deGrom will be back on the mound for the Mets with his historic 0.69 ERA as he prepares to play the Braves.
MLB lineup and injury news — Thursday, July 1st
Tony Gonsolin scratched vs. Nationals
The Dodgers will not be starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin tonight against the Nationals and will open up the game with Victor Gonzalez. This season, Gonzalez has a 3-0 record with a 2.10 ERA in 33 games. That being said, Gonsolin should still pitch a considerable amount of innings tonight.
Phillies-Marlins postponed Thursday
It appears that we have our second game on the east coast that will be postponed due to inclement weather. The Phillies and Marlins were scheduled to play their series finale at 6:05 p.m. ET. These two teams dealt with a delay in Wednesday night’s game, where the Marlins eventually won 11-6.
Kolten Wong back in starting lineup vs. Pirates
The Milwaukee Brewers are getting another boost to their infield with the return of Kolten Wong, who has missed the team’s last three games with a calf injury. When healthy, he’s been a solid hitter at the plate this season, slugging .294 with 7 HRs and 20 RBI.
Yoan Moncada exits with injury vs. Twins
UPDATE: The White Sox TV broadcast said that the White Sox third baseman has a bruised right hand.
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada suffered a wrist injury trying to slide into third base in the third inning. According to Vinny Duber of NBC Sports Chicago, the White Sox said that Moncada is out for the rest of the game and will be replaced by rookie Andrew Vaughn.
Zach Eflin scratched vs. Marlins
The Phillies announced that pitcher Zach Eflin will not start Thursday evening in the series finale against the Marlins due to an illness. Philadelphia will start Matt Moore in Eflin’s place, who had a solid outing last week against the Mets. Eflin is scheduled to start Saturday, per Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Leury Garcia scratched from White Sox lineup
The Chicago White Sox scratched 2B Leury Garcia for today’s game vs. the Minnesota Twins. Garcia will be replaced in the lineup by Danny Mendick at second base and in the lineup batting 8th.
Yankees-Angels game postponed Thursday
Due to inclement weather heading toward the Bronx, the Yankees and Angels won’t play their afternoon game set for Thursday. The two teams played well into the night on Wednesday after multiple rain delays. LA ended up winning that game 11-7 on a 9th-inning rally.