Friday, June 9, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles 6/9

The New York Yankees spent the week renewing a rivalry with the Boston Red Sox but you have to wonder if the Yankees true rival lately is even the Red Sox or if it is their opponents for the weekend, the Baltimore Orioles. I mean I don’t have any fancy stats or examples to back up a mere question and observation, I’m just asking. Are the Baltimore Orioles more of a rival than the Red Sox right now? I mean aside from the Alex Rodriguez and Jason Varitek scuffle from forever ago when have we seen these two not be just business as usual for the most part? Oh yeah, when Ryan Dumpster took four tries to INTENTIONALLY hit Alex Rodriguez. Sorry, couldn’t pass that up and no that isn’t a typo. He’s a dumpster. Anyway, on to tonight’s game.

Montgomery was much better in his last start throwing six shutout innings against the Toronto Blue Jays inside the Rogers Centre. Montgomery allowed just three hits in the start which was a breath of fresh air after his last start. The last time Montgomery faced the Orioles the lefty allowed three runs, one of them earned though, in just 4.1 innings. That was the shortest outing of his short MLB career.

Bundy, speaking of shortest starts of the season, heads into tonight’s start fresh off the shortest start of his season last time out. Bundy lasted just five innings in his last start against the Red Sox allowing two runs on four hits. That doesn’t sound like a terrible stat line but Bundy was at 100+ pitches when he left the game after just five innings.

The game will be played at 7:35 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network, MASN if you’re in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area and MLB TV wherever you and your device are. You can also tune into the WFAN broadcast in your cars and on the radio to listen to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

Enjoy the game, screw the birds and as always… Go Yankees!

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