Saturday, May 7, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 5/6




You know what a day game after a night game means to an overprotective manager like Joe Girardi, don’t expect many regulars in the lineup this afternoon in the Bronx for the second matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. While Joe Girardi could post the lineup any minute now, if he hasn’t already, one thing we know for sure is the pitching matchup. We know it’s going to be a tough matchup for New York as the Yankees send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to face off once again against the Red Sox ace David Price.

Eovaldi did not pitch well last time out against the Boston Red Sox and will look for much better results today I the Bronx. Eovaldi allowed six runs on 10 hits in just five innings of work last time out inside Fenway Park in an 8-7 Sunday night loss for the Yankees. The start before that was where he took his no-hit bid into the 7th inning against the Texas Rangers so we are left with yet another case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Eovaldi. Who shows up this afternoon? Place your bets now.

Price was not the dominant lefty-handed ace that the Red Sox were hoping to acquire for the first three or four starts of the regular but he has turned it around since giving Boston a glimmer of hope. Price has been especially good lately on the road going 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA at home with 24 K’s in just 14 innings. Price will be on the road once again this afternoon but he has pitched so much in the Bronx during his career it may feel like a home game to him today.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside of Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. The Yankees have done well against Price in his career all things considered but they will need much more offense in this game than they got the last time they faced Price if they want to come out of this with a victory. The Yankees pitching may finally be settling down a bit and now we just need the offense to come alive to make a run. Come alive. Make a run. Go Yankees!


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