The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will finish off their three-game set tonight in the Bronx while the Yankees also end their first home stand of the year tonight as well. Yankee Stadium has been good to the Yankees, or maybe it’s been the other way around all along, this week and during this home stand so I think both parties deserve a victory before the off day tomorrow. Let’s make that happen. The New York Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound looking to build on a much better start last time out, Happy Tanaka Day by the way Yankees family, while the White Sox will counter with Dylan Covey.
Masahiro Tanaka picked up his first win of the season last time out after pitching 6.1 innings. Tanaka did give up a first inning home run but Starlin Castro picked up his starter with a two-run home run of his own to tie the game helping the Japanese-born righty to settle down. Tanaka has been pitching with some newfound arm strength and velocity and is trying to work through that along with some new mechanics to account for it, expect a much better Tanaka in the Bronx.
Dylan Covey was selected in the Rule 5 Draft this winter and added to the 40 man roster as a part of the White Sox starting rotation. Covey made his MLB debut last time out against the Minnesota Twins pitching into the sixth inning after settling down.
The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on television on WPIX Channel 11, MLB TV and can also be heard on the radio with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN. This will mark the first time the Yankees have been on WPIX this season and this game will also mark the end the final game of this incredible home stand. Let’s go out with a win. Go Yankees!!!