Saturday, April 30, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 4/29/16

For the second time in as many days the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will face off head-to-head inside of the historic Fenway Park. Rivalry renewed! The rivalry that hasn’t been much of a rivalry in recent years writes its next chapter tonight in a night game on Saturday night, the first for the Yankees this season. In this night game the Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound looking to harness some of those “Big Mike” super powers while Rick Porcello takes the ball for the home team.

Pineda drew rave reviews from his right arm in spring training but that has not exactly translated well into the 2016 regular season. Pineda has struggled in his four starts this season allowing 30 hits in just 22 innings. Pineda is still striking out guys but he’s also walking guys at an alarming rate, for him anyway, and has also allowed seven home runs this season.

Porcello on the other hand had a mediocre spring by all accounts but that has only made him better thus far this season. Porcello has won every decision he has been involved with this season and has also been tough against this Yankees squad. In his career Porcello has posted a 5-4 record with a 3.66 ERA in 11 starts against the Bronx Bombers.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside of Fenway Park and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. How long into the broadcast before someone on television or on Twitter mentions Pineda using pine tar to get a better grip in a couple games against the Red Sox? I know this game is on MLB Network and not ESPN but someone will mention it, you just watch. Let it go boys.

Go Yankees!!

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