Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 5/24


The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays has become quite the little rivalry over the past two or three seasons with the Blue Jays rise to the top of the American League East but things are a little different this time around. Toronto is struggling, which granted so is New York for the most part, and these two teams face off head-to-head tonight occupying the bottom two spots in the American League East division. It’s not too early nor is it too late to make a run but one has to start distancing themselves from the other for this to happen and that can happen tonight. In the pitching matchup the Yankees will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to face off with the Blue Jays starter RA Dickey.

Eovaldi has been getting better and better while getting stronger and stronger with each start this season much like he finished the 2015 campaign. In his last start Eovaldi was the stopper ending the Yankees two-game losing streak with six innings of one-run ball in Arizona against the Diamondbacks as the right-hander picked up his third consecutive win.

Dickey was not sharp in his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays and will look to continue with his string of mediocrity tonight in the Bronx. In that start Dickey allowed five runs, four of them earned, on eight hits including three home runs in a 6-3 loss to Tampa. Dickey is prone to the home run ball and he’s facing the Bronx Bombers tonight, sounds like a good recipe for a Yankees win.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside of Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. The Yankees have a plan and they need to stick to it tonight. Timely hitting, get an early lead, get into the bullpen and shut it down. With the off day yesterday all arms should be on deck for tonight’s matchup and oh, did I mention Alex Rodriguez comes back tonight? No I didn’t but now I did. Enter A Rod! Go Yankees!!


3 comments:

  1. Should we hope for the normal (HR and 2/3 hits) after he has extended time off? We can hope, but I see a very slow bat lately...rest may have helped with the bat speed and one need not have a fast bat tonight anyhow.
    I wonder when he will cut down on his leg kick, sometimes he barrels the ball fine but is off on his kick (timing)...no HR, just a fly ball.

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  2. My bad, A-Rod is in Trenton for rehab. How many games who knows but it is much better this way anyhow, coming in cold wouldn't help his avg. any!

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    1. I hate how this team coddles every freaking body. So frustrating. Don't tell us he's going to be activated if you're going to send him on a rehab. He missed two freaking weeks for Christ sake!

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