Friday, April 10, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 4/10

The fans of the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox did not have to wait long in 2015 as these two teams face off in just the second series of the season. The first time around the Yankees will act as the home team and will host Boston inside Yankee Stadium with New York’s starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi getting his first taste of the rivalry. Similarly one of the new faces in Boston in Wade Miley will be opposing Eovaldi in his first start of his career in this intense rivalry. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 and MLB TV.

Eovaldi will be making his first regular season start for the New York Yankees tonight after being acquired from the Miami Marlins in a five player December trade. In the deal Martin Prado and David Phelps went to Miami while Eovaldi, Garrett Jones and Domingo German came back to the Yankees in the deal. The hard throwing RHP from Texas set career highs in starts (33), IP (199.2) and K’s (142) in 2014 and will look to improve on that in 2015 under Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

Miley also makes his debut for the Boston Red Sox after being acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks over the winter. Miley has one start inside Yankee Stadium as a member of the Diamondbacks in his career when he posted a no decision allowing four hits and three runs over 6.2 IP with Arizona.

The Yankees and Red Sox play two totally different games it seems like early in the season as the Red Sox are content with outslugging teams while the Yankees look like they will have to scrimp and scrap for every run they score in 2015. It should be an interesting series for both teams and it should be even more interesting for the fans. I look forward to the first awkward exchange between the Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez and the Red Sox DH David Ortiz, if there even is one.

As always, Go Yankees!!!

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