Friday, August 11, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 8/11

The New York Yankees are back in town and back in town in a big way as they brought their biggest rivals in the Boston Red Sox along with them. Welcome to the weekend ladies and gentleman and rivalry renewed as the New York Yankees play host to the Boston Red Sox in a three-game set this weekend in the Bronx. It’s kind of a shame that the Yankees couldn’t wiggle their rotation around a bit to make Sonny Gray, who made the start for New York last night in Toronto, make the start tonight but the Yankees are in good hands tonight nonetheless with Jaime Garcia on the mound. Opposing Garcia for the Red Sox will be Eduardo Rodriguez.

Garcia tied a 122-year record in his debut with the New York Yankees after making his third consecutive start for a third different team this season. Garcia started with the Atlanta Braves and hit a grand slam before being traded to the Minnesota Twins for one start only for Paul Molitor and crew to flip him to the Yankees for two pitching prospects. Will Garcia make it to the start tonight or will a new record be made? Let’s hope for the former and not the latter.

Rodriguez has not faced the Yankees in 2017 but heads into the start after posting an impressive 3.31 ERA against the team last season. This is a new team and a new offense for E-Rod to face tonight though although the left-hander did make his best start since returning from the DL with a right knee injury last time out against the Kansas City Royals. In the start Rodriguez allowed just two runs on four hits in six innings of work in a Red Sox victory.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network, NESN if you’re behind enemy lines and of course MLB TV. You can also follow along on the radio and in your cars by tuning into John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN. You don’t want to miss this series as it has the potential to make or break the Yankees American League East Division hopes. Rivalry renewed and August baseball…. This series is going to be huge. Go Yankees!!!

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