Thursday, August 3, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians 8/3

The New York Yankees had a very successful home stand in the Bronx but now the team heads out on the road as they continue their push not only to the top of the American League East but to stay atop the division. Standing in their way over the next four days will be the Cleveland Indians who welcome the Bronx Bombers to town tonight and through the weekend. In the first game of the four-game series the Yankees will send Sonny Gray to the mound for the first time as a member of the team while the Indians will counter with Corey Kluber. Sonny Gray sporting his Yankees grays for the first time, anyone else feel something significant coming? Or is it just me?

Gray will make his Yankees debut tonight inside Progressive Field after being acquired for three prospects before the July 31st trade deadline. In Gray’s last start as a member of the Oakland Athletics the right-hander took the loss in Toronto after allowing four runs, none earned, in six innings of work. In Gray’s last six starts as a member of the A’s the right-hander posted a 4-2 record with a 1.37 ERA.

Kluber has been the Indians ace for a few seasons now and has been especially living up to the hype here in 2017. In Kluber's last three starts the right-hander has put up a 1-0 record with a 3.38 ERA and 38 K's. over 21.1 innings pitched.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Progressive Field in Cleveland 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 the WFAN broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Enjoy the game, see an old face in Andrew Miller (who was added to the disabled list) and always scream Go Yankees! It isn’t fandom, it’s a lifestyle choice. 

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