Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers 7/29

The New York Yankees are fresh off their bullpen game last night and could really use a long outing from their starters the next two nights. Adam Warren and Chris Capuano are likely unavailable for tonight’s third contest of this four game set along with other key Yankees relievers. The good news for New York is that they have their ace Masahiro Tanaka on the mound facing off with Colby Lewis for the Rangers. The game will be played at 8:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Tanaka heads into this start fresh off his third straight victory of the season despite becoming seemingly home run prone in the same three start span. Tanaka gave up three solo home runs in 7.2 innings of work last time out against the Baltimore Orioles in a series sweep for New York. Tanaka has not pitched on just four days rest since he came off the disabled list with a right forearm strain on April 23.

  • Lewis has been one of the most consistent starters this season for Texas and has been especially good in his last ten starts. Lewis is 6-1 with a 4.30 ERA in his last ten starts and looks to improve on his 3-1 record and 4.95 ERA at home this season in nine starts. Lewis is making his fourth start against the Yankees since 2010 tonight and looks to improve on his 2-1 record and 4.50 ERA.

The good news for the Yankees is that Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller are both available tonight and tomorrow for the finale in Texas so if New York has a lead they are likely to get another pair of victories. First thing is first though and that is tonight’s contest as the Yankees look to get yet another series victory and win another game or two after the All-Star break. Go Yankees!

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