Sunday, August 17, 2014

8/17 Yankees Game Preview vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays will play in the finale of their three game set this weekend at Tropicana Field with an afternoon game. The Yankees will send the struggling Hiroki Kuroda to the mound to face off with the Rays Jeremy Hellickson. The game will be played at 1:40 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB TV, and can be heard on the radio with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN.

Kuroda is coming off six days rest after taking a loss last Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. Kuroda only lasted 4.2 innings and allowed three runs and five hits to go with his four walks in the loss. Has Kuroda hit his annual August wall or is Kuroda ready to lead the team to the postseason? Stay tuned.

Hellickson is coming off a start in which he held the Texas Rangers scoreless through six innings in a no decision. Hellickson is a Yankee Killer as he sports a career 4-1 record and 2.95 ERA against New York. Hellickson is 0-1 with a 3.29 ERA this season inside Tropicana Field so something has to give.

The Yankees take tomorrow off to travel and rest and return home on Tuesday night to face off with the Houston Astros. Act now and grab a pair of Yankees tickets for the game or any of the Yankees home stand games this week and see Derek Jeter live in his final season. We won't charge you any fees or shipping costs this season to see Jeter before he retires. 

Go Yankees!!

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