Brett Gardner

Brett Gardner on Yankees' bench Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against left-hander Alexander Wells and the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

Gardner is taking a seat for the second time in the last three games, although this one is coming against a southpaw. Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Joey Gallo are starting across the Yankees' outfield Tuesday night. Luke Voit is serving as the designated hitter and Anthony Rizzo is returning to the lineup to play first base and bat third.

numberFire’s models project Rizzo for 14.8 FanDuel points and he has a $3,800 salary on Tuesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Yankees have an implied total of 6.0 runs, which is currently the highest in the majors on Tuesday. Wells is registering a 15.2 strikeout percentage and a 9.8 walk percentage this season, with a 7.63 xERA and a .403 xwOBA.