Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals 6/9

Tonight the New York Yankees begin a quick two game series with the Washington Nationals at home inside Yankee Stadium. This marks the second time these two teams have faced off head-to-head with Washington sweeping the first two game set that happened inside Nationals Park last month. Tonight we should all be entertained with an intense pitching matchup as the Yankees send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to face off against the Nationals newest toy Max Scherzer. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Tanaka is coming off his first start off the disabled list where he held the Seattle Mariners to just one run in seven innings of work. In his career, albeit in just four starts, Tanaka has dominated the National League as he comes into the start with a 1.53 ERA in his career in Interleague Play.

  • Scherzer is coming off his fourth loss of the season, this time to the American League East’s own Toronto Blue Jays. Scherzer allowed four runs on six hits, two of them the home run variety, while walking two batters in just six innings of work in the loss.

The Yankees have one more game with Washington tomorrow before another off day on Thursday and a big series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night inside Camden Yards. The Yankees are on a roll heading into the series after winning six straight game with two consecutive sweeps over the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Will the Yankees make it seven in a row? They sure will if Tanaka has anything to say about it. Go Yankees!

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