RHP Jacob deGrom (4-2, 2.14 ERA) makes his last pitch for his third straight NL Cy Young Award and matches up against a three-time winner in his own right, RHP Max Scherzer (4-4, 3.67 ERA).
Clarke Schmidt will be recalled from the Yankees’ Alternate Site and make his first career MLB start on Sunday against the Marlins in the team’s regular season finale, manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday.
Forced from the field by COVID-19, the Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship. An NL-worst 57-105 a year ago, they sealed the improbable berth on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don Mattingly once captained. It really goes back to the players believing,'' Mattingly said Friday night after a 4-3, 10-inning win over the New York Yankees.