A look at what’s happening around the majors on Sunday:
Yankees pitching has been overwhelming early in games recently, and Jordan Montgomery will try to extend their dominance in an early tilt against the Tigers.
New York will host Detroit for an unusual 11:30 a.m. start, part of an experiment to stream games beginning before noon on Peacock.
Yankees starters have covered at least six innings in nine straight games, their best stretch since a nine-game run in 2016, and the last three games have been among the best. Jameson Taillon retired the first 21 hitters Thursday night against the Angels, Gerrit Cole set down his first 20 batters Friday night against Detroit and Luis Severino combined with two relievers on a one-hitter Saturday.
Montgomery (1-1, 3.04) will face right-hander Rony Garcia (0-1, 4.70) in the series finale.
Max Scherzer says, yes, one of his dogs bit his pitching hand this week. But the Mets ace is assuring everyone the wound won’t slow his recovery from an oblique strain.
Scherzer has been out since May 18 and isn’t expected back until at least late June. On Twitter, he confirmed that Rafi — a mixed breed rescue — nicked him.
“Just clearing up a few things,” Scherzer wrote. “My dog Rafi hurt her leg on a run. She was howling in pain and I went to calm her down by putting my hands on her. When I did that she bit my right hand. Fortunately it wasn’t a bad bite. I took one day off from throwing and was able to long toss the next day. This will have no effect on my rehab and this is literally a non story.”
Scherzer is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA in his first season with New York after signing a $130 million, three-year deal in December.
It was the second bizarre injury for the NL…