Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers 8/1

Good afternoon Yankees family and welcome to August baseball as the New York Yankees remain home to play host to the Detroit Tigers in the second of their three-game set this week in the Bronx. In the middle game of the series the Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound while the Tigers will counter with Anibal Sanchez. Fun, fun, fun. Let’s get to it.

Sabathia was not effective in his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays although the Yankees were able to pull out a win regardless. In the start Sabathia lasted just 4.1 innings allowing four earned runs which is not exactly what you want. Sabathia did notch his 2,800th career strikeout in the start though if you’re looking for a silver lining.

Sanchez was in the midst of a Cinderella type season in 2017 before the last 15.1 innings pitched came up from behind and slapped him in the face. During that span Sanchez has allowed 12 runs on 24 hits covering three starts including his last start against the Kansas City Royals who collected nine hits off the right-hander in just 3.2 innings pitched.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along with the game in your cars and on the radio by tuning into the WFAN broadcast featuring Mr. and Ms. Baseball, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Enjoy the game and as always, go Yankees!!!

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