Sunday, May 15, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox 5/15

Another afternoon game in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox and yet another great pitching matchup for both clubs. This afternoon in the finale of their three-game set the Yankees will send their ace and their stopper Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to face off with Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The Yankees need any and every win they can muster right now and they have their best chance at a victory on the mound searching for it. The stars have aligned and now the team just has to make it happen.

Tanaka battled through possibly his worst start of the season last time out like any ace would. Tanaka allowed six earned runs and three home runs but still managed to give the Yankees seven innings at just 79 pitches thrown marking the first time this season that Tanaka had allowed more than two earned runs in a game. Let’s not make it happen twice.

Gonzalez has seen the Yankees plenty as a former member of the Baltimore Orioles and will be seeing his old foes today for the first time in a White Sox uniform. Gonzalez is fresh off a good start against the Texas Rangers last time out where he threw 5.2 innings earning a no-decision cementing his job as the team’s fifth starter.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside of Yankee Stadium and can be seen on WPIC Channel 11, MLB Network and MLB TV. The Yankees travel to Arizona after the game for their first matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. The Yankees cannot look ahead to Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller and praying nightly for their pitchers to not get hurt while hitting or running the bases though, they need to win this game this afternoon in the Bronx. Go Yankees!!

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