Thursday, July 20, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners 7/20

I have said this many times before, truth be told I have probably said it every single time the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners square off but only because it’s true, but it doesn’t matter if these two teams match up for a one-game series or a four-game series there will always be a Felix Hernandez sighting for the Mariners. I’ve seen it, I believe it was a couple seasons back where the Yankees and Mariners made up a rained out game and had a short one-game series and Hernandez started the game for Seattle. It is ridiculous that the Yankees can never miss this guy, and that is only because he is such a Yankee-killer. In the start tonight the Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound looking to match zeros with Hernandez. Should be a fun one, enjoy.

Severino will draw a tough opponent tonight with Hernandez going for the Mariners meaning that the All-Star will have to be at the top of his game tonight. Severino has struggled against some of these Mariners, albeit in an extremely small sample size, including against Robinson Cano who owns a .667 batting average against him in just three at-bats. Like I said, extremely small sample size.

Hernandez has made five starts since coming off the disabled list and has posted a 3-1 record with a 3.72 ERA including wins in his previous two starts. Hernandez missed two months with shoulder bursitis but has come off the DL just in time to pick on an old foe and be a thorn in the side of the Yankees. Hernandez has made 20 career starts against the Yankees and has a 10-6 record and a 3.13 ERA to show for it.

The game will be played at 10:10 pm ET inside Safeco Field in Seattle and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along in your cars and on the radio by tuning into the WFAN broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Enjoy the game and Go Yankees!!!

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