Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics 7/7

The New York Yankees series with the Tampa Bay Rays is over and so are the walk off's at least for now, although they could continue that strategy tonight in the Bronx when they play host to the Oakland Athletics. The Yankees will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound looking for his fourth straight good start for the team while Sonny Gray opposes him for the Athletics. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Eovaldi is making his 17th start of the season tonight in the Bronx against the Oakland Athletics after a string of three straight impressive starts for the Yankees. Eovaldi has faced the Athletics three times in his career and sports an 0-1 record with a 5.60 ERA.

  • Gray is making his return to the mound tonight after fighting off salmonella poisoning last week where he missed two starts. Gray has a 9-3 record with a 2.09 ERA for one of the best records in the American League and has been one of the more dominant pitchers in the league this season. Gray shut down the Yankees in that first game of the series so hopefully the Yankees can learn from that first start and hit him hard tonight. 

The Yankees had a tough time of things the last time they faced off with the Athletics in Oakland handing the A's their first series win of the series. That was then, this is now. New York is fresh off a series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays where the team got their first two walk-off wins of the season and have all the momentum heading into the series, hopefully that helps. Go Yankees!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)