Friday, May 13, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox 5/13


The New York Yankees were happy to come home this week after spending time out on the road in Camden Yard and Oriole Park and Fenway Park but they presumably couldn’t be too happy about their level of competition they were about to welcome into the Bronx. First New York faced off with the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals for four games, which they did extremely well in FYI, and this weekend they welcome one of the hottest and best teams in the American League to town in the Chicago White Sox. Tonight inside Yankee Stadium we will watch as Luis Severino gets the task that no man wants in the league this year, or any year for that matter, of taking on Chris Sale for the White Sox head-to-head.

Severino is still trying to put it all together for an entire game this season as he continues to put together a mixed bag of results every time he takes the bump. Last time out against the Boston Red Sox Severino set a new career-high in strikeouts with nine but he also gave up three home runs including a monster shot from David Ortiz in a 5-1 loss. The Yankees offense is not helping Severino much but the right-hander needs to help himself as well and he has yet to do that this season.

Sale is easily one of the best pitchers in MLB this season which is evident by the lefty notching a victory in each of his first seven starts this season. Sale is giving the White Sox everything they need this season. Victories, innings pitched, strikeouts, heck he’s probably even cleaning up the clubhouse after every start. He does it all but he needs a night off, hopefully that night comes tonight in the Bronx.

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. If you pay attention to our weekly power ranking posts brought to you by the USA Today you will see that Chicago has been seen in the Top 5 all season long and has been hanging around with at the third position with only the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals in front of them meaning the Yankees are welcoming the best from the American League to town tonight. The team was able to send a message, my opinion, this week against the Kansas City Royals but no bigger message would be sent then to play the White Sox well and win the series.


Send the message. Win the series. Go Yankees!

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