Wednesday, August 6, 2014

8/6 Yankees Game Preview vs. Detroit Tigers

The New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers will play in the third game of a four game set tonight at Yankee Stadium in yet another pitcher’s duel. The Tigers will send their third consecutive AL Cy Young Award winner to the mound tonight in Justin Verlander and he will face off with Chris Capuano for the Yankees. Capuano has pitched well since coming over from the Colorado Rockies in a July trade and has helped solidify a Yankees rotation in ruins. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB TV, and can be heard on the radio with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN.

Capuano will be making his third start as a member of the New York Yankees as the team looks for their first win in one of his starts this season. The Yankees are 0-2 in games that Capuano starts after the Boston Red Sox knocked Capuano around for four runs and eight hits over 6.1 innings in his last start. 

Verlander may be the Tigers pitcher that is struggling the most this season which really puts that rotation into perspective when you consider that the right hander still has 10 wins on the season. Verlander does not enjoy pitching in Yankee Stadium and has given up seven home runs over 31 innings in five career starts in the house that George Steinbrenner built. 

Go Yankees!!

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