Monday, April 13, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles 4/13

The New York Yankees will begin their first road series of the season tonight when the team travels to Oriole Park and Camden Yards to face off with the Baltimore Orioles. The team is still searching for their first series victory of the season after losing their first two series to American League East foes in the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox. Donned with the task of getting the Yankees first series win tonight is Michael Pineda who will be making the start for New York and he will face off with Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11, ESPN and MLB TV.

  • Pineda is coming off his first start of the season in which he lasted 6.0 IP allowing two runs while striking out six and walking one in a no decision for the Yankees right hander. Pineda did enough to win for New York in his start but he, like all his starting rotation mates, fell victim to the lack of run support that the Yankees offense is putting out this season. 

  • Chen is coming off his last start in which he took a no decision against the Tampa Bay Rays last Tuesday. Chen allowed three runs, four hits and one home run while walking two batters and striking out four batters in 4.1 IP. If Chen could do that tonight against the Yankees you have to feel like the team has a great chance to win with Pineda on the mound. 

The Yankees will send Pineda, CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi to the mound this series to face off with Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris. The Yankees are always played tough by the Baltimore Orioles and Buck Showalter so I expect nothing different from this series. It's going to be another tough series for New York but they have to start winning series now because it's getting late awfully early in the Bronx. With that said, go Yankees!!!

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