Sunday, July 24, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants 7/24


The New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants will finish off their three-game set this weekend in the Bronx with an afternoon getaway game for both clubs. After this series the Yankees are headed to Houston to face off with the Houston Astros while the Giants are going anywhere but here, I really wouldn't mind them staying to be honest because this series has been fun for me. In the finale the Yankees will send Nathan Eovaldi back to the mound after a brief stint in the bullpen while the Giants will send out Jeff Samardzija who was pushed back a day for this start.


Eovaldi has made one start since being reinserted into the bullpen and will look to be just as sharp this afternoon as he was in that start. Eovaldi threw more fastballs in his last start than he had for much of this season and he had great success with it.


Samardzija has not been the greatest pitcher when it comes to Interleague Play during his career which is evident by his 15 career starts, 3-9 win/loss record and his 5.28 ERA. Samardzija has also been pretty home run prone lately allowing 12 home runs in his last eight starts which doesn’t bode well when you are set to pitch inside Yankee Stadium in an afternoon game.


The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, TBS and MLB TV. I love afternoon games on a lazy Sunday. Now truth be told I tend to fall asleep while watching them but isn't that what Sunday afternoons were made for? I thought so. Go Yankees!

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