Saturday, August 5, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians 8/5

The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians are back at it again today for the third time in their four-game extended weekend set inside Progressive Field. In the first two starts of the series the Yankees had shiny new toys to introduce to their fans in Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia but tonight the Bombers go back to a young, but old reliable in Jordan Montgomery. Opposing the rookie left-hander for the Cleveland Indians will be Danny Salazar. Montgomery has been compared to a young Andy Pettitte so as the saying goes with great praise comes great responsibility. There isn’t any better praise than to be compared to Mr. Pettitte so… no pressure today Jordan.

Montgomery may be pitching for his rotation spot tonight after the Yankees acquired Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia before the July 31st trading deadline. Montgomery didn’t help his own cause in his last start either lasting just 2.2 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays while allowing for runs on six hits.

Salazar was much better in his last start pitching six innings while only allowing two runs with eight strikeouts against the Chicago White Sox. In two starts since coming off the disabled list on July 2 Salazar has pitched to a 1.38 ERA with 16 K’s and a .095 batting average against.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Progressive Field in Cleveland and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN with the Mr. and Ms. Baseball broadcast. Enjoy the game and Go Yankees!!!

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