Monday, August 31, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 8/31

The New York Yankees got back on track this weekend in Atlanta with a great series against the Atlanta Braves that saw New York sweep the Bravos. New York will look to continue their hot play tonight as they make the trip to the team that occupies the last place spot in the American League East Division, the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees will send Ivan Nova to the mound tonight inside Fenway Park to face off with Eduardo Rodriguez for the home team. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network, ESPN and MLB TV.

  • Nova has been disappointing for the Yankees recently and was especially off against the Houston Astros in a game that quickly got away from him. Nova allowed seven runs on seven hits in just four innings in a 15-1 loss to the Astros. That start marked the fourth consecutive time that Nova has allowed three runs or more in a start. 

  • Rodriguez will head into tonight's start fresh off seven days of rest from manager Torey Lovullo. The Red Sox are attempting to limit the innings of Rodriguez as the 2015 season begins its final stretch run. Rodriguez is making his third start of the season against the Yankees and will look to improve upon his 1-1 record with a 2.70 ERA.

The New York Yankees aren't getting any help from the rest of the league as they continue to trail the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East Division making every winnable game and series all that more important. The Red Sox tend to bring their "A" games against the Yankees so let's hope New York brings their "A+" game to the ballpark tonight. Go Yankees!

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