Friday, July 14, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 7/14

Welcome to the second half of baseball here in 2017 and what a way for the New York Yankees to kick it off. This weekend the Yankees and their biggest rivals in the Boston Red Sox will play a four-game set including a huge double-header on Sunday here inside Fenway Park that could go a long way in determining the way the American League East Division shakes up. Divisions cannot be won on July 14th but they can certainly be lost, especially in the Yankees case, so it’s imperative that New York comes out of the break firing on all cylinders. In the first start of this rivalry renewed series the Yankees will send Jordan Montgomery to the mound to square off with Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.  

Montgomery opens the second half back with the Yankees after a brief cameo in the Minor Leagues before the end of the first half. Montgomery was impressive during the first half of his rookie season posting a 6-4 record with a 3.65 ERA in 16 starts. This will be the first time that Montgomery will be facing the Red Sox. 

Pomeranz ended the first half of the season on a high finishing his last five starts with a 3-0 record and a 1.82 ERA. Pomeranz also brings some recent success against the Yankees to Fenway Park tonight as well as the lefty sports a career 2-1 record with a 2.40 ERA in six appearances.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Fenway Park and can be seen on the YES Network, NESN, MLB Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along on the radio and in your cars with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN and the WCEC Network if you’re behind enemy lines. Rivalry renewed and a huge four-game series to set the tone for the second half. Let’s get to it. Go Yankees!

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