Friday, July 21, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners 7/21

The New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners will continue their four-game extended weekend set tonight with the second game of the series. It’s all downhill from here Yankees fans and I think you know exactly what I mean. After facing off with the always tough Felix Hernandez last night the pitching matchups, at least on paper, get a bit easier for New York starting tonight with the Mariners starter Andrew Moore. Now I’m not trying to be disrespectful and I am not trying to write off Moore or any of the other Seattle starters that will toe the rubber in this series but I am more so merely complimenting Hernandez on always being tough and always being especially tough against the Yankees. New York will send CC Sabathia to the mound to counter Moore in the contest. It should be another fun one here for New York, let’s just hope the offense made the trip over this time around.

Sabathia was great in his last start against the Boston Red Sox holding the Yankees division rival to just two hits and no runs in six innings of work in the first game of the doubleheader. Sabathia did walk five in the outing which limited the number of innings he could pitch but was overall effective in a much-needed win for New York.

Moore started out his MLB career with three solid starts for the Mariners before taking a step back a bit in his last start against the Chicago White Sox. In the start Moore allowed five runs on six hits including six home runs in a loss to the White Sox. Moore will be making his fourth home start already of his young MLB career and will look to improve on his 1-1 record and 3.86 ERA inside Safeco Field in his career.

The game will be played at 10:10 pm ET inside Safeco Field in Seattle and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along in your cars and on the radio by tuning into John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN. Finally, a west coast game on the weekend that I can actually stay up and watch. What happened to some good old fashioned east coast bias? I’m looking at you MLB schedule makers. Enjoy the game and Go Yankees!!!

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