Saturday, May 2, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 5/2

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox go at it again this afternoon after playing just last night in Fenway Park. With a  day game after a night game and the Yankees playing 16 more games in the next 16 days including this afternoon you can expect more than a few regulars sitting on the bench today. One man that will not be on the bench this afternoon for the Yankees is Nathan Eovaldi who is making his second start inside the Yankees and Red Sox rivalry this afternoon and will be matched up with Wade Miley for the Red Sox. The last time Red Sox hitters saw Eovaldi on the mound it was inside Yankee Stadium at the beginning of a 19 inning marathon, an occurrence I think neither team wants to any part of this afternoon. The game will be played at 1:35 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV.

  • Eovaldi was Dr. Jekyll last start out when he faced off with the New York Mets allowing seven hits and four runs in 4.1 innings. The young Yankees right hander has now allowed a total of 31 hits in 21.2 innings in four starts this season for New York. Thank goodness for a strong Yankees bullpen.

  • Miley was not sharp either in his last time out as he gave up seven runs, six of them earned, in just 2.1 innings in a Red Sox loss. Miley has not finished the sixth inning once this season for Boston, a trend that we all hope continues this afternoon inside Fenway Park.

The Yankees have a day off of sorts after this game as they don’t face off with Boston again until 8:05 pm ET tomorrow so expect a “Rob Manfred Special” this afternoon if there ever was one between these two teams. I’m sure manager Joe Girardi would like to use as few pitchers as possible this afternoon and take as little as time as possible to beat the Red Sox. As long as we beat Boston I’m frankly okay with it though, go Yankees!

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