Friday, June 26, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Houston Astros 6/26

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros are back at it again on this Friday night as these two teams go head-to-head in the second of their four game set inside Minute Maid Park. Last night the Yankees sent their 6th starter up against the ace for the Astros and tonight New York will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to face off against Vincent Velasquez for Houston. The game will be played at 8:10 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Eovaldi has only faced the Houston Astros once in his career and took a no-decision in that start as a member of the Miami Marlins. Eovaldi makes his second start against the team tonight in the city of his birth, Houston, looking to improve on his 6-2 record and 4.95 ERA for the Yankees.

  • Velasquez is a rookie starting pitcher making just his fourth start of his major league career and first start against the Yankees tonight in Houston. Velasquez has yet to pitch into the sixth inning in any of his first three starts and has had trouble being effective and throwing strikes at time giving the Yankees a swinging chance tonight against the Astros.

If you’ve been keeping up this season with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Eovaldi you would see his two best starts of the season coming against good teams like the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays while his worst start of the season coming against a terrible Miami Marlins team. Houston is a good team and a first place team so if history is any indication of the future we should expect a lot more Mr. Eovaldi (the good one) and a lot less Dr. Jekyll (the one that leads the American League in hits allowed) tonight in Houston. We hope anyway, Go Yankees!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)