Thursday, April 12, 2018

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 4/12



Good morning Yankees family. Tonight the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will finish off their three-game set inside Fenway Park with a third consecutive exciting pitching matchup. We have seen Severino v Sale and we have seen Tanaka v Price, and tonight we will all hopefully be entertained by the pitching matchup of Sonny Gray v Rick Porcello. On most teams these two starters would be the respective aces on their teams, but in New York and Boston they are 3rd and 4th starters which goes to show you just how deep these two rosters really are. This rivalry has been renewed and it should be fun to watch for a long, long time.

Gray earned his first victory of the season last time out when he took the ball against the Baltimore Orioles. In the start Gray allowed three runs on four hits in six innings, but Gray will have to be much better than that to beat Boston tonight inside Fenway Park. During Gray’s career the Yankees right-hander has posted a 1-4 record with a 4.93 ERA in six career starts against the Red Sox including an 0-2 record and a 6.75 ERA inside Fenway Park. Wicked bad.


Porcello is off to a strong start here in 2018 and will look to keep that going tonight against the Yankees. Porcello is already 2-0 on the young season, albeit against weaker opponents than the Yankees on paper, and will look to make that 3-0 tonight in Fenway. Porcello has made 18 career starts against the Yankees and owns an 8-8 record with a 3.27 ERA against the Bronx Bombers.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Fenway Park in Boston and can be seen on the YES Network, NESN and MLB Network. You can also follow along with the game on MLB TV, with the MLB At-Bat app and by tuning into the Yankees radio broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN.

Enjoy the game, leave Boston with a win, and go Yankees!

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