Monday, August 24, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros 8/24

The New York Yankees are off an emotional weekend and a big series with the Cleveland Indians that didn't see enough victories for the Bronx Bombers. The team had all the breathing room they had in the American League East basically disappear so victories in this series with the Houston Astros are as important as they've ever been. The Yankees will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound tonight to face off with Scott Feldman for the Astros. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11, MLB Network and MLB TV.

Eovaldi has only faced the Astros twice in his career and owns a 1-0 record against the team that calls Eovaldi's birthplace home. Eovaldi had a perfect game into the 6th inning last start before earning his 13th win of the season behind Greg Bird's two home run game. 

Feldman has been one of the best Astros pitchers this season and has been good as of late allowing two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Feldman held down the Tampa Bay Rays in his last start holding them to just two runs in seven innings in a victory. 

MLB Network has picked up all three games for this series expecting a good three games head-to-head between these two teams. Eovaldi is searching for his 14th victory, Ivan Nova looks to bounce back from a terrible start and Michael Pineda returns off the disabled list for New York this series as the Yankees begin their quest with the six-man rotation. With Eovaldi on the mound tonight we should expect plenty of offense, some frustration and maybe a few more 102 MPH fastballs. Go Yankees!


  1. I don't want to diminish anything Tex has done this season, but would a trip to the DL be the worst thing for the Yankees right now? They could make it retroactive, making him eligible to return as the rosters expand. And it would give the Yankees a much needed bat for some important series. May I suggest Refsnyder?

    1. Sounds too much like a good idea but he has a bad attitude, don't you know! We have to have guys that are nice and play by their idea of the rules.

    2. Teix, last I read which was yesterday, wasn't expected back this weekend. He's supposed to play tonight, if he does... great. if he doesn't then I agree with you. DL him retro active and bring up Refsnyder.

      This marathon is about to become a sprint and we can't afford him taking a day here or there because it's sore and wasn't allowed to heal properly.

  2. When is this team going to stop signing Capuano?


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