On Monday night, the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals will complete a suspended game followed by the makeup of a postponed game. The Yankees took three out of four against visiting Tampa Bay this weekend and are 25 games above .500 overall. New York was unable to complete the sweep on Sunday, falling by a 3-1 final score.
Twenty-eight year old righty Sonny Gray (4-4 4.98 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees in this matchup. Last time out, Gray allowed seven hits and four runs over five innings of a 5-4 loss versus Washington.
The Washington Nationals will be excited to return home after being swept in Toronto by a 16-11 combined score over the three games. On Sunday, Ryan Madson took the loss after allowing back-to-back home runs during an 8-6 defeat. Michael Taylor had three hits and scored twice for the Nationals, who trail Atlanta by 3.5 games for the NL East Division lead.
Washington manager Dave Martinez has yet to name a starting pitcher for this game. The Nationals rank 3rd in the majors in ERA (3.32) and tied for sixth in quality starts with 38 on the year.