Thursday, April 13, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays 4/13

The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays will play for the sixth time in nine games already this season this evening as these two teams wrap up their three-game set in the Bronx. The Yankees introduced Big Mike back to the Big Apple in the first game of the series and introduced lefty Jordan Montgomery to the big leagues in the middle game leaving little ole Luis Severino to finish the series up for the Bronx Bombers. Opposing Severino on the mound this evening for the Rays will be Matt Andriese.

Severino pitched well overall in his season debut last time out against the Baltimore Orioles but when he made a mistake, a fastball right down the middle to Manny Machado, the Yankees division rivals made him pay with a three-run home run. Severino pitched five innings in the start and was the tough luck loser in the contest.

Andriese didn’t fare well in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays lasting just four innings in the contest. Andriese has had struggles with getting out of the fifth inning five times in his last 20 starts including his start on Friday and if his career pitching line against the Yankees inside Yankee Stadium last season is any indicator, 1-1 record with a 6.30 ERA in two starts, he may not be long for this game either if he makes a mistake or two to this offense.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on television on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along on the radio with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN if you’re not in front of a device or in your car. Either way it’s always Go Yankees!!!

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