Saturday, August 8, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 8/8

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays face off again head-to-head this afternoon at Yankee Stadium with a familiar face in a new place taking the mound in the Bronx. The Yankees will send Ivan Nova to the mound looking to build on his strong outing last time out to face off with the Blue Jays newest toy, David Price. The Yankees have done well against Price in recent years and especially have this season but Price is too good of a pitcher to feel too much confidence against heading into the matchup. The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Nova heads into this start fresh off a dominant start last time out. Nova has made seven starts since returning off the disabled list from Tommy John surgery and holds a 3.10 ERA in that span. As expected Nova has struggled with his command at times and has not struck out nearly as many batters as he did in 2013 and prior but has pitched well enough to give the Yankees a chance to win in almost all seven of his starts.

  • Price heads into this start against the Yankees, his second in a Blue Jays uniform, fresh off a dominant performance in his last start. Price allowed zero runs in eight innings retiring the last 15 batters he faced in a Toronto victory. Price struck out 11 batters and will look to get the monkey off his back with the Yankees uniform on tonight.

Day games inside Yankee Stadium are always really frustrating or really fun for the fans. I say that because the ball tends to fly out of the ballpark a lot in the Bronx during the day and these two teams can absolutely smash the ball. The Blue Jays may have the best offense in Major League Baseball this season while the Yankees may have the best home team offense in the league, despite what the stats may say. This is going to be fun, or frustrating, but hopefully fun. Go Yankees!

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