Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 8/10


The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will continue their three-game set tonight inside Fenway Park with the second contest of the series. Last night marked the return of the Yankees future as the team welcomed Luis Severino back into the starting rotation and tonight the Yankees send a man who hopes to fit into the Yankees future in Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi is signed through the end of next season when then he will hit free agency for the first time but the team will cross that bridge when they get there, first they have to tackle Drew Pomeranz tonight’s starting pitcher for the Red Sox and that will be no easy task unfortunately.

Eovaldi has not enjoyed pitching inside Fenway Park during his career which is evident by his career 5.94 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in three career starts. Surprisingly though, due in large part to the Yankees offense obviously, Eovaldi is 2-0 in those starts. Give up ten runs for all I care as long as the Yankees offense can score 11. Am I right?

Pomeranz will be thrusted into the Yankees and Red Sox rivalry tonight as he makes his fifth start for the club since being traded by the San Diego Padres. Pomeranz is still searching for his first victory inside a Red Sox uniform and that would hurt even more if that were against the Yankees so let’s do everything we can to prevent that, shall we?

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Fenway Park and can be seen on the YES Network, ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball and MLB TV. The Yankees have struggled against left-handed pitching all season long which comes as a surprise to me with right-handed additions like Starlin Castro and Robert Refsnyder in the mix but it’s hard to come back from having such a reliance on the likes of Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez only to feel let down and left behind when Father Time finally catches up to them. Oh well, we’re still grinding and we’re still winning so say it loud and say it proud Yankees family… Go Yankees! Beat those Red Sox.


4 comments:

  1. Reed! Aaron hicks is heating up! Batting .240 in august!

    Lol

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    1. You are right Darly, he is, but I have been watching him. Unless someone really works with him...he has too many moving parts, just like a pitcher.
      Starting with his legs, he never gets balanced.
      I had hope for him but, now he is pressing along with everything else.
      He can start over come spring, maybe something is there and maybe not. We have so many OF players that are a bit better than what he has shown.

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    2. Eovaldi leaves with right elbow discomfort.... hold your breath.....

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    3. Same as last year, and yes everyone hold your collective breaths. This guy is a good guy to have in the rotation next year, I think that is obvious.

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