Saturday, September 2, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 9/2

Good morning everyone. If it seems like we just did one of these for these two teams there’s probably a good reason for it. You have to love the day game after a night game, especially in September, but it what it is so let’s get to it. In the third game of this big four-game set the Yankees will be out for blood as they send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to square off with Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox. Yankees and Red Sox games are always interesting but when there is something to play for like these two teams have this season the intensity level intensifies by a million. Enjoy the game!

Tanaka has made two starts since coming off the disabled list with an inflamed shoulder and if the right-hander pitches the way he has in those two starts for the remainder of the season the Yankees will be just fine heading into the postseason. In Tanaka’s last start the Japanese-born righty struck out 10 Seattle Mariners in a victory on Sunday. Tanaka has not been as successful against Boston though this season posting a 1-2 record with a 3.32 ERA against New York’s biggest rivals.

Pomeranz has been quite the story for the Red Sox in 2017 after barely making the team out of spring training camp. In his last 14 starts Pomeranz has posted an 8-0 record with a 2.31 ERA helping the Red Sox not only pull away but begin to run away with the American League East Division title.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network, NESN 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. Say what you will about these two, and I know I have said this a bunch this season, but there is no more beautiful call than a Yankee like Greg Bird, who hit a monster home run on Friday, or Gary Sanchez hitting a home run and hearing Michael Kay and John Sterling call it. Nothing. Better. Need a win, get a win. Go Yankees!

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