Friday, May 6, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 5/5


We had our fun but now it’s back to work because I can write all the posts I want to about not watching this weekend and we all know that I’m going to watch. So to prepare for the game tonight between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, the first of a three-game weekend set in the Bronx, we bring to you this game preview. The Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound, how is it that this guy never seems to miss the Red Sox by the way, to face off with Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.

Pineda looked so strong and primed for a good season this year during spring training and yet that strong start has not translated well when the games started to count for something. Pineda is traditionally not the same pitcher in warmer weather as he is in colder weather so whether that is to blame for his slow start, home run tendencies and control problems or not remains to be seen. Either way though Pineda needs to figure it out and figure it out fast before this season is over as quickly as it began.

Porcello is off to the best start of his career in 2016 and looks to have a second consecutive strong start against the Yankees as well. Last time out Porcello threw seven shutout innings against New York and has not allowed a run in his last 13.1 innings. Get to him early, get to him often.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside of Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. The Yankees got swept away by Boston last time out so a sweep reversal would be the most ideal situation for New York but frankly I’d take a series win at this point. One step at a time, just make sure that they are big steps.

Go Yankees!!


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