Monday, April 25, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers 4/25


The New York Yankees have played their getaway game yesterday afternoon and have made the trip out west to Arlington to face off with the Texas Rangers. How convenient that the Houston native Nathan Eovaldi opens up the series on the mound for the Yankees, huh? Opposing Eovaldi on the mound tonight will be Cesar Ramos as these two teams kick off a three-game set.

Eovaldi is still a work in progress and is still "eovolving" at this point in his career. While he still gives up more hits than he should for a guy with 99+ MPH stuff he has increased his strikeout totals a bit this season. Eovaldi has struck out at least seven batters in seven straight starts, which is good for a share of such a streak in Yankees franchise history, but his ERA is still sitting at 6.11 while he searches for his first victory of the year.

Ramos is making the start tonight in the place of Cole Hamels after being recalled from Triple-A this week. Hamels is dealing with a strained left groin muscle while Ramos bring an 0-1 record and 3.18 Triple-A ERA to the ballpark in Arlington tonight. This will be the first start for Ramos in the major leagues since May 17, 2014 while he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. 


The game will be played at 8:05 pm ET inside Globe Life Park in Arlington and can be seen on the YES Network, ESPN and MLB TV. You guys know me by now, I hate West Coast games. I'm not really a fan of these central time zone games either. It's hard enough for me to stay up until 10:00 - 11:00 pm ET and get up no later than 5:00 am the next morning and these games start an hour later than usual so.. yeah. If I'm quiet during the game don't call the cops and report me missing, I may be snoozing. Hopefully the Yankees aren't snoozing though.

Go Yankees!

2 comments:

  1. I haven't read of any roster moves being made. I guess we're playing with an extremely short bench. Not sure that's such a good idea.

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    1. As far as I've read we are playing with 23 players. No roster moves and no DL.

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