Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners 8/24


The New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners one last time. One last time for these two clubs inside Safeco Field and one last time for the Yankees to be so far away from home on the east coast. In the finale of the three-game set this afternoon the New York Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound, Happy Tanaka Day Yankees family, to square off with country mate Hisashi iwakuma for the Mariners. Japan should be watching.

Tanaka threw an absolute gem last time out against the Angels throwing 7.2 innings of shutout baseball while striking out nine without walking a batter. Tanaka’s K numbers are up lately and if he can keep them up the Yankees can keep rewarding him with victories in his starts.

Iwakuma has given the Mariners length and stability lately as the team chases the 2nd Wild Card spot in the American League. Iwakuma will make his 26th start of the season this afternoon and has gone seven innings or more in three of his last four starts while posting an 8-2 record in his last 10 starts.

The game will be played at 3:40 pm ET inside Safeco Field and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. If I go get my kids pretty quick, don’t hit traffic and do about 95 MPH on the way home I should get home by the 5th inning. I’m seriously contemplating it because I miss my Yankees. Between being sick and all these west coast games I have been severely slacking on my watching and my tweeting so if you see someone coming up behind you pretty quickly, it’s me. Please move. Go Yankees!


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