Friday, May 9, 2014

Preview: New York Yankees @ Milwaukee Brewers 5/9

The New York Yankees are traveling to Bud Selig's house to take on the first place Milwaukee Brewers. The Yankees are fresh off of taking two out of three games from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Brewers have the best record in baseball so this series should be fun. The pitching matchup will be fun as well with Masahiro Tanaka heading to the mound for the Yankees and Yovani Gallardo heading to the mound for the home team Brewers. The game will be played at 8:10 pm ET on MY9, MLB TV, and can be heard on the radio with WFAN.

Tanaka has easily been the Yankees most consistent starting pitcher this season and looks to keep the ball, and his perfect record, going tonight in Milwaukee. In Tanaka's last start he allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings in a victory against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka is holding batters to a .098 batting average (9-92) this season when he has two strikes on a batter. Tanaka can chalk most of that up to his devastating splitter.

Gallardo is coming off a tough start against the Cincinnati Reds last time out resulting in his first loss of the season. Gallardo allowed nine hits and four runs in the game while only striking out one batter. Let's hope the Yankees see that Gallardo and not the Gallardo that has dominated the National League this season. For what it's worth Gallardo has a career 5-5 record with a 3.30 ERA in 15 career interleague games.

Go Yankees!!

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