Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9/9 Yankees Game Preview vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees are fresh off an off day and a disappointing on the field performance on Derek Jeter Day and are ready to finish up their home stand with a three game series this week in the Bronx against the Tampa Bay Rays. If the Yankees have any shot at making the playoffs as a wild card they need to sweep the Rays in Yankee Stadium this week before heading back out on the road. The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound looking to take the first step in the campaign and get a victory but he will be faced off with a tough opponent in Yankee killer Chris Archer for the Rays. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the MY9, MLB TV, and can be heard on the radio with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN.

Kuroda revealed that he has stopped throwing as much in between starts this season and it has definitely helped him get stronger as the season went on. For two consecutive seasons Kuroda has faded when the calendar turned to August and September but this year has seemingly gotten better as the year went on. Kuroda earned his 10th victory of the season last time out with eight strikeouts against the Boston Red Sox.

Archer has struggled in each of his last two starts allowing six runs in six innings in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays. Archer is a notorious Yankee killer though and has only allowed three runs in 13.2 innings pitched this season against New York.

Go Yankees!!

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