Saturday, June 27, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Houston Astros 6/27

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros will go at it again head-to-head this afternoon inside Minute Maid Park for the third time in this four game weekend set. The last time the Yankees faced a left handed Astros pitcher, Dallas Keuchel on Thursday night, they struck out 12 times and were shutout in a 4-0 so let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself this afternoon in Houston. Today the Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound looking to rebound from a tough start last time out and he will be opposed by Brett Oberholtzer for Houston. The game will be played at 4:10 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Tanaka is coming off a start in which he allowed seven runs in five innings to the Detroit Tigers after returning to his dominant form in his two starts prior. Tanaka has been dominant since his return off the DL with wrist tendinitis and a forearm strain and looks to return to that form tonight in Houston.

  • Oberholtzer has made six starts this season and pitched well in every single one of them, a trend the Yankees looks to turn around tonight in Houston. Oberholtzer has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of those six starts and has allowed only one home run all season long.

The Yankees play a mid-afternoon game today inside Minute Maid Park and an afternoon game tomorrow before heading out West to face off with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Yankees don’t want to start this road trip off by losing a series so a win this afternoon can go a long, long way. Go Yankees!

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