Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6/21

The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from Orange County and the Mickey Mouse Club will continue their three-game set this week in the Bronx with the middle game of the series. In tonight’s matchup the Yankees will send their big lefty Jordan Montgomery to the mound looking to pitch better than he did last time out against Oakland while the Angels will counter with Ricky Nolasco. Home run prone Ricky Nolasco against the Yankees offense inside Yankee Stadium may be just what this team needs to get back on track, I’m just saying.

Montgomery battled in his last start against the Oakland Athletics finishing with four runs allowed on seven hits in just 5.2 innings pitched. Montgomery logged five strikeouts and just one walk in the contest against the Athletics as well. That start marked the third time in 12 starts that Montgomery has allowed at least four earned runs in a start but one must remember that Montgomery is a rookie and that these are growing pains. Color me “not worried.”

Nolasco has not won a start since April 27 of this season and that is due in large part to the home run ball. Nolasco, a right-handed starting pitcher, has allowed a whopping 21 home runs already this season which, as we alluded to in previous parts of this article, should not bode well for him or the Angels tonight in the Bronx. Nolasco, meet Aaron Judge.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along with the game on the radio and in your cars by tuning into the WFAN broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Enjoy the game and as always… Go Yankees!

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