Saturday, May 16, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals 5/16

Tonight in Kansas City the New York Yankees face off with the Kansas City Royals for the second time in their three game set this weekend in what should be another great matchup of two starting pitchers. Tonight on the mound for the Yankees is LHP CC Sabathia fresh off his first victory of the season and he will be opposed by a fellow LHP in Danny Duffy for the Royals. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 and MLB TV.

  • Sabathia is fresh off his first victory of the season and his first victory in over a full calendar year last time out against the Tampa Bay Rays. Sabathia allowed four runs, three of them earned, on six hits in seven innings pitched compiling nine strikeouts. Sabathia has struck out 38 batters this season and walked 10 in a shade over 45 innings pitched this season.

  • Duffy is coming off his worst start of the season where he allowed six earned runs and six walks to the Texas Rangers in an 8-2 loss for Kansas City. Duffy has thrown 4.2 innings combined in his last two starts after struggling with his command, control and effectiveness. Hopefully he doesn’t find it tonight inside Kauffman Stadium against the Yankees.

The Yankees haven’t played their best baseball of late leaving many to wonder if it’s time for the mustaches to go. Frankly I was never a fan of them to begin with but I am a fan of winning more so than anything so I tolerated them but it’s funny to see just how superstitious baseball players and their fans can be. The Yankees have a couple missing pieces to their rotation right now the cavalry is on the way if the team can just stay healthy and stay atop the division I think they will be fine. That all begins tonight with a victory, go Yankees!

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