Saturday, May 5, 2018

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians 5/5

Photo Credit: Pinstripes Prospects

Good morning Yankees family and welcome to another beautiful day in the Bronx, New York as the New York Yankees prepare to play host to the Cleveland Indians in the middle game of a three-game weekend set between the two. In the start this afternoon the Yankees are hoping for sunny skies as they send right-hander Sonny Gray to the mound to oppose Trevor Bauer for the Indians. Let’s get to it here in the Bronx.

Gray may have had his best start inside a Yankees uniform last time out against the Houston Astros. Gray pitched six innings allowing just two runs and four hits, albeit in a loss to the defending World Series champions. Gray has pitched much better with Austin Romine as his catcher and will likely see Romine behind the plate again this afternoon despite manager Aaron Boone’s preseason stance that no Yankees pitchers would have personal catchers.

Bauer shook up the league on Twitter recently hinting that the Houston Astros are using illegal substances, i.e. pine tar, while pitching which has led to their dominance over the past couple of years. The off the field drama did not affect Bauer in his last start against the Texas Rangers where the right-hander allowed just two runs with 11 strikeouts in 6.2 innings in Cleveland. Bauer has had good success inside Yankee Stadium as well throughout his career posting a 2.87 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 15.2 innings. Bauer has also issued 14 walks inside the House that Steinbrenner Built as well, which will not bode well for him this afternoon.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB Network. You can also follow along with the game on MLB TV, the MLB At-Bat app and by tuning into the Yankees radio broadcast on WFAN with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

Enjoy the game, and your Saturday, and go Yankees!!

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)