Saturday, August 27, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles 8/27

The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles are at it again today with the second game of their all-important three-game set this weekend in the Bronx. These games between Buck Showalter’s fighting Baltimore Orioles and Joe Girardi’s suddenly youthful New York Yankees are always entertaining because Buck still seems to have a chip on his shoulder when it comes to the Yankees. Call it gamesmanship or simply call it a lack of a respect for his former club but for some reason he has it out for this team and wants to beat them in the worst possible way each and every time out. Nothing wrong with that, that’s what Baltimore is paying him to do, I just think the grudge is silly that’s all. He won’t let it go so neither will I. Anyway, the Yankees will send Chad Green to the mound today to square off with Dylan Bundy for the Orioles. Should be another good one.

Green is the second part of the Yankees new one-two punch of Luis Cessa and Chad Green and Green has been absolutely brilliant in his last couple of starts. Green has made short work of tough offenses like the Toronto Blue Jays and has made Brian Cashman look like a competent GM and not the idiot that some claim that he is after trading away Justin Wilson for the duo this winter.

Bundy bounced back from the worst start of his young MLB career last time out against the Washington Nationals who he held to just two runs in six innings of work. The month of August has been good to Bundy overall as he has posted a 4-1 record with a 3.10 ERA in five starts. His final August start comes this afternoon in the Bronx.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. As we also saw yesterday in a separate post that showcased the remaining schedules and their strength of schedules in the Wild Card chase the Yankees need these games. Every game they have left with a team they are chasing they either need to win the series or preferably sweep if they want a chance at the postseason play-in game for the second consecutive year. Losing series is not an option at this point unless you want to be playing golf in October. I don’t want to write about you playing golf in October so let’s get it done. Go Yankees!

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