Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 4/11/18



Rivalry renewed. Now while some publications were seemingly worried about the New York Yankees heading into Bean Town at the “worst possible time” I was not one of them. It is generally teams like the Red Sox that make you bring your best because you know you will have to in order to beat them, and the Yankees will look to do that once again tonight against a familiar foe to the Yankees faithful. The Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound looking for some Red Sox blood while Boston will counter with our old friend and comrade David Price. I love beating David Price maybe more than any other starter in the league, so make it happen.

Tanaka is coming into this start fresh off a loss to the Baltimore Orioles where the Yankees right-hander allowed three runs in 6.1 innings of work. Tanaka won his first start of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays allowing just one run on three hits in six innings of work and will have to pitch like that again tonight in Fenway if he wants his second victory of the young season.


Price on the other hand has been spectacular for the Red Sox in his two starts this season and has yet to allow an earned run in 14 innings of work here in 2018. That ends tonight, because the New York Yankees offense is not on the same level as the offense Price has faced twice thus far this season in the Tampa Bay Rays. Price has a career 15-11 record against the Yankees in 37 starts including a 4.36 ERA, but a lot of that success came early on in his career and not lately.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Fenway Park and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 in New York and MLB Network for all those displaced and out of the Yankees market. You can also follow along with the game using MLB TV, the MLB At-Bat app or by tuning into the Yankees radio broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN.

Enjoy the game, David Price sucks, and Go Yankees!!

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    1. "Oh, it's already been brooooought."

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  2. Yesterday was about as ugly as ugly gets, Aaron Judge excluded.

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    1. I could flood you with stats about losing the first eight against the Red Sox in 2009 and crap like that, but you're a smart one. LOL. You know it is just one game of 162. Brush yourself off and move on Yankees family.

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  3. I know...I saw one post that the Yankees should tank 2018 and prepare for 2019. It was one game out of nineteen. We could have lost 2-1 and it would have had the same impact as 14-1. The Sox didn't get extra-win credit for the victory. Today is a new day.

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