Friday, August 21, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians 8/21

The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians continue their four game set this weekend with the Bronx, New York playing host to the teams. The Yankees are hot and are riding high on the backs of their pitching and their young players which is a sight for sore eyes for most Yankees fans. The Yankees look to keep the good times rolling tonight when they send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to face off with the Indians Carlos Carrasco. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Tanaka heads into this start looking for his 10th victory of the season and his first victory against the Cleveland Indians in his career. Tanaka has only started against Cleveland once in his career and heads into this second start fresh off a complete game victory over the Toronto Blue Jays with eight strikeouts. 

  • Carrasco was nearly dealt at the July 31st trading deadline but Cleveland decided to hold onto their right-handed pitcher and have reaped the benefits since. Since the All-Star break Carrasco has posted a 2.51 ERA with a .163 batting average against making him a tough matchup for any opposing team's offense. 

These Yankees and Indians play two more afternoon games this weekend inside Yankee Stadium so this weekend has all the makings of being very frustrating for New York or very successful. The Indians could be 0-159 but those final three games of the season against the Yankees would likely be their best three games they played all season, always happens like that. New York needs victories though with Toronto breathing down their necks so let's hope they get another tonight in the Bronx. Go Yankees!

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