Sunday, July 12, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 7/12

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox finish off the first half of the 2015 Major League Baseball season this afternoon inside Boston's Fenway Park. Boston has played some sloppy baseball this weekend and had all their momentum cut down in a tough loss on Friday night. New York will look to go for the jugular this afternoon by sending Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to face off with the Red Sox starter Wade Miley. The game will be played at 1:35 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network, TBS and MLB TV.

  • Eovaldi heads into the final start of the first half after being pulled after throwing just 86 pitches in his last start. Eovaldi was dominating the Oakland Athletics in that start and has made five consecutive great starts for New York leaving many to wonder if the young Texas-born right hander may have finally figured it all out. 

  • Miley is coming off one of his better starts in 2015 where he struck out nine batters while allowing three runs in 6.2 inning pitched, more commonly known as a quality start. Miley hasn't had the same success against the Yankees this season though as he owns a 0-1 record with a 3.65 ERA in two starts against New York. 

After this game the Yankees will send three of their own, Dellin Betances, Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira, to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati while the rest of the team gets a much needed break. The Yankees bullpen could use a week off, guys like Chase Headley and Carlos Beltran could use a week off to let their little nagging injuries heal fully and the team could use some time off to spend with their friends and families. I love the All-Star Break more than I do the All-Star Game truth be told because the break means something to the team, the game doesn't no matter how hard Major League Baseball tries. Go Yankees!

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