Saturday, October 3, 2015

GAME TWO Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles 10/3

The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles will face off tonight in the penultimate game of the 2015 regular season and the second game of the double-header, thank you Mother Nature. We may see the final tune up of Yankees regulars tonight as New York seemingly has little to nothing to play for during the regular season. The playoffs are guaranteed and the home field advantage is all but guaranteed at this point as playoff baseball returns to the Bronx. Tonight the Yankees will send Luis Severino (unless the Yankees win Game One) to the mound to face off against the Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez in his last start of the year. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Severino may start this game tonight in order to perfectly line him up for a potential Game One start in the ALDS. Severino has been up since the beginning of August with the club but has not faced the Baltimore Orioles this season so this could be his first start against the Yankees division rival in his young career. 

  • Jimenez may be happy to see the 2015 season come to an end after the right-hander was not able to replicate a strong first half in the second half of the campaign. Jimenez has been inconsistent this half dropping his overall record to 12-10 and raising his ERA to 4.10.

We are likely to see a skeleton crew tomorrow, especially if the Yankees win tonight, that will resemble the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders more so than the New York Yankees. If the Yankees win tonight we may even see Gary Sanchez make his Major League debut tomorrow which would set a Major League Baseball record for the most rookies making their MLB debuts in one season set by the New York Highlanders, now known as these same New York Yankees. Win and we rest tomorrow! Go Yankees!

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