Friday, July 31, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox 7/31

The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox begin a three game set this weekend at US Cellular Field with both teams playing extremely well since the All-Star break. The Yankees will see more than one familiar face this series with former members of the team Jose Quintana, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera all wearing White Sox pinstripes in 2015. Tonight the Yankees will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to face off against Carlos Rodon for the Sox. The game will be played at 8:10 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

  • Eovaldi has been exponentially better in his last 10 or 11 starts in New York and has been especially good in his last seven starts. In his last seven starts Eovaldi is 5-0 with a 2.83 ERA and has held the opposing teams offense to just a .245 BAA with a .560 OPS. 

  • Rodon is coming into this start fresh off a great start against the St. Louis Cardinals last time out. Rodon didn’t allow a run in 6.2 IP against the best team, record wise, in Major League Baseball while striking out nine batters. This marks the first time in Rodon’s rookie campaign that he has faced the Yankees.

With the White Sox recent hot streak in the second half of the season the team’s GM Rick Hahn was convinced enough to not sell at the trading deadline. That left players like Jeff Samardzija off the trade block and out of the Yankees organization, let’s hope the team brings Chicago back down to Earth in this series and let’s hope they make them regret not taking our prospects for “The Shark.” Go Yankees!

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