New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 13, JETS 0, halftime. It was a brutal half for the Jets' offense, which managed only two first downs and 43 total yards. QB Christian Hackenberg got the surprise start and he struggled in five possessions, completing only two of six passes for 14 yards. He didn't get much help from a shaky offensive line, but he showed his inexperience. Bryce Petty is expected to play the second half.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Frazier has had an eventful night against friend and ex-teammate Chris Sale. Hit by a pitch on the left calf in the second inning, strikeout in the fourth and now a solo homer in the sixth. 4-2, Yankees. Only the fifth time in 25 starts that Sale has allowed more than three earned runs.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The best thing that can be said about Jets QB Christian Hackenberg: He's getting great experience tonight. His performance ... uh, that's another story. He's 1-for-5 for 17 yards, with two sacks. In 12 preseason possessions, he has yet to generate any points.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge sets a new MLB single-season strikeout record with 36 consecutive games with at least one strikeout.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A sneak preview for the Jets? Quite possibly. The Christian Hackenberg-led offense has gone three and out on its first three possessions -- no first downs. With no playmakers on the perimeter, the Jets are getting suffocated at the line of scrimmage. Get used to it.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In a surprise, Christian Hackenberg is starting at quarterback for the Jets. He took a lot of first-team reps in practice on Thursday, but Todd Bowles said he didn't anticipate any lineup changes. Bowles told CBS TV before the kickoff that Josh McCown won't play tonight. What does this mean? It means Hackenberg has a great opportunity to state his case for the starting job.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' starting offense: QB Christian Hackenberg , RB Bilal Powell, FB Julian Howsare, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR Robby Anderson and Jalin Marshall, OL Kelvin Beachum, James Carpenter, Wesley Johnson, Brian Winters and Brandon Shell.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale, who entered with 1.18 ERA in 13 career games vs. Yankees, gives up 3-run homer to Tyler Austin in the second inning. Yankees lead 3-0 behind CC Sabathia, making his return from disabled list after missing two starts with knee injury.

Barbara D. Livingston
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Elate rallies for win in Alabama

Elate rallied in the stretch to win the $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Inactive tonight for the Jets: RB Matt Forte, WR Lucky Whitehead, WR Marquess Wilson, CB Xavier Coleman, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, LB Frank Beltre, WR Quincy Enunwa and WR Dan Williams. No surprises here.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Esto es parte de lo que nos dijo el dirigente Joe Girardi sobre remover a Aroldis Chapman de su rol como cerrador de los Yankees: "Ha estado batallando durante los últimos 10 días, dos semanas. Y pienso que lo mejor que podemos hacer para que pueda retomar el buen camino es moverlo en su rol un poco hasta que le comience a ir bien de nuevo; una vez retome el buen camino como creo que sucederá, entonces hay una buena probabilidad de que lo pondré de nuevo en el rol de cerrador. Traté de explicarle lo importante que es él para nosotros. Y que creemos en él y que está pasando por un momento difícil y tenemos que ayudarlo a retomar el buen camino. Y así será. La ley de promedios nos dice que así será. Es un poco parecido a lo que sucede con un bateador cuando pasa por un mal momento en el plato. Con el tiempo las cosas regresan a su nivel. Creo que vendrá un buen momento para él, realmente creo en eso."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Yankees manager Joe Girardi said about removing Aroldis Chapman from the closer role: "He's been scuffling for the last 10 days, two weeks. And I just thought for us to get him on track maybe the best way would be to move him around a little bit until he gets going and then when we get him going like I believe he will get going there's a good chance I'll put him right back in that closer's role. I tried to stress to him how important he is to us. And that we believe in him and he's just going through a hard time and we need to get him right. And he'll get right. The law of averages is he's going to get right. It's kind of like a hitter when they go through slumps. Over time it's going to even out. I think he's got a good run coming up, I really believe that."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of challenges tonight for the Jets: The Lions play at a fast pace -- they used a lot of no-huddle last week -- so that will test the Jets' ability to communicate on defense and get lined up quickly. The offense will have to deal with crowd noise at Ford Field. It won't be regular-season loud, but it could put some stress on the offense. They practiced all week with artificial crowd noise.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants statement on Michael Bowie who court records show has been charged with domestic assault and battery in Oklahoma. He won't make trip to Cleveland.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The New York Mets announce that catcher René Rivera was awarded to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting answer to whether Giants are watching Hard Knocks since they play Bucs this year. Ben McAdoo: "We have a lot of HBO fans in the building ..."

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Joc Pederson's playing time seems most logically in jeopardy following Curtis Granderson's acquisition by the Dodgers, as Pederson was struggling mightily, batting .156/.253/.312 in 28 games since the All-Star break. Pederson wasn't widely owned in ESPN leagues (16.9 percent), but I've often reminded how at-bats are precious in "only" leagues. NL-only owners could consider Brandon Nimmo, who should see a corresponding rise in playing time. Nimmo's year has been disappointing but it makes a lot of sense for the Mets to play him somewhat regularly to see what they've got for 2018.

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