Saturday, August 19, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 8/19


The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will be back at it again tonight in the second of their three-game weekend set inside historic Fenway Park. In the middle game of the series we, the fans, will be entertained with another matchup of southpaws as tonight the Yankees activate CC Sabathia off the disabled list to face off with Chris Sale for the Red Sox. I’m not sure if Sabathia is happy to be off the disabled list or not when your consolation prize is probably the best pitcher in the American League right now so the Yankees offense will have to show up and do what they can.




Sabathia will be activated off the disabled list tonight before the game after leaving a start on August 8 in Toronto with right knee pain. An MRI revealed no new structural damage to the knee leading Sabathia to get a series of injections in the knee during his rehab process. That knee and its health gets tested tonight in Boston.




Sale has been dominant against the Yankees in three starts against them this season and will look to make it a four-peat tonight inside Fenway Park. Despite pitching to a 1.19 ERA against the Yankees this season Sale does not have a win to show for, a trend that hopefully continues tonight for the Red Sox ace. Sale comes into this start sporting a career 4-2 record and 1.18 ERA against the New York Yankees as a member of the White Sox and Red Sox. Yuck.




The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Fenway Park and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network, NESN and MLB TV. You can also follow along on the radio and in your cars by tuning into the WFAN broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Enjoy the game, inch closer to the top of the division and Go Yankees!!!


2 comments:

  1. Ken Reed, and Aaron Judge. My observations.

    Ken Reed, a fine man. I had been along side of him for many years.

    I have seen his blowups with the great Twasp, and have taken a
    few broadsides from him myself. He, sometimes the cranky old bastard, but always the first to lend a hand.
    He knows his stuff, and works hard at what he posts.

    He walked away this week. Sad, but not surprised.
    Ken cut his teeth while posting to a group of active, while sometimes
    volatile, audience. At another site. But they all participated.

    Up on the stage, while posting to non participating empty chairs,
    will demoralize you. I suspect that is what did Kenny in.
    Just as it did to Hans.
    Good luck, and stay well my friend.

    Aaron Judge....It is becoming clear to me that maybe he is not really as smart as some give him credit for. Can he make adjustments to what opposing pitchers are doing to him ? Appears not.
    Running into a fast ball now and then, may be the way he will go.
    Sorry to have to witness this.

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    1. He was never a .300 type hitter. Not in college at Fresno State. Not in the Yankees minor league system and not in the Major Leagues. He is what he is unfortunately.

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