Saturday, August 1, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox 8/1

The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will face off head-to-head tonight in the second of their three game series this weekend at US Cellular Field. This game was originally advertised as a Nathan Eovaldi and John Danks matchup but with the injury to Michael Pineda the Yankees will instead send Bryan Mitchell to the mound to face off with John Danks. The game will be played at 7:`10 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Mitchell is stepping in essentially for the injured Michael Pineda to make the start tonight. Pineda was originally slated to pitch Thursday followed by CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi although when Pineda was added to the 15 day DL everyone moved up a day leaving tonight’s start open for Mitchell. The 24 year old RHP is 5-5 with a 3.12 ERA in 15 starts in Triple-A this season and will be making his first start of the season for the Yankees tonight.

  • Danks has hit a bit of a rough stretch in his last few starts with his latest coming against the Boston Red Sox where he allowed six earned runs in 4.1 innings Monday. Believe it or not the White Sox still won that game over Boston. Danks will look to improve on his 37-47 home record at US Cellular and will also look to improve his 2-3 lifetime career record against the Yankees tonight.

The Yankees have a getaway game tomorrow afternoon in the great city of Chicago before returning back home to the Bronx. Both teams have been red hot coming into the series so this game, like last night’s game, should be well played and well contested. The July 31st trade deadline is behind us now and everyone can focus on the new objective, the race for October. That starts tonight, Go Yankees!

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