Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 9/29

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are set to kick off the second game of a four-game series this week as each team winds down their 2015 regular season. The Yankees, a much better home team than away team, have three more games this week against the Red Sox and three more at home so the pressure is on New York, not Boston, tonight. The Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound looking to keep the winning ways going in the Bronx while the Boston Red Sox counter with their ace Rick Porcello. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Pineda heads into possibly his final start of the season tonight fresh off another good start his last time out. The Yankees were concerned with Pineda since coming off the disabled list but the right-hander has delivered stellar starts against the New York Mets and the Chicago White Sox to regain his Big Mike XXL status. 

  • Porcello has finally been the ace that Boston thought they were getting when they traded for him from the Detroit Tigers and signed him to an extension before the season started. Porcello beat the Tampa Bay Rays in his last start and will look to keep his strong second half going tonight inside Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees and the Red Sox rivalry has been pretty one-sided in recent years with the exception of the 2013 season with the Red Sox missing the postseason for the second straight season and the third time in the last four seasons. Meanwhile the Yankees have just about clinched their first postseason since the 2012 season after missing out on October baseball for the last two seasons. What better team to clinch a playoff spot against than your most hated, bitter and storied rivals right? So get it done, Go Yankees!

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