Sunday, August 2, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox 8/2

The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox are ready to finish off their three game weekend set this afternoon inside US Cellular Field. The Yankees offense exploded in the first game of the series setting up a tough series for Chicago all weekend long. The White Sox had to use a ton of bullpen innings on Friday night while New York didn't have to use Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances or Andrew Miller leaving all three available for multiple innings if need be with the off day tomorrow. The Yankees will send Ivan Nova to the mound looking for another win for the Yankees and another series win while the White Sox send Jeff Samardzija looking to grab a game for Chicago. The game will be played at 2:10 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network, TBS and MLB TV.

  • Nova actually asked out of his last start after complaining about arm fatigue after just five innings pitched and 75 pitches. Nova and the Yankees have stated that this is normal for somepitchers returning from Tommy John surgery and that Nova should be fine going forward, we see how much truth there is to that this afternoon. 

  • Samardzija almost didnt make this start this afternoon as there was much speculation to whether he would be traded or not before the trade deadline. Samardzija will instead start the finale today looking to improve on his 4-1 record and 2.78 ERA in his last nine starts. 

The Yankees have an off day tomorrow so it is all hands on deck this afternoon. Every game is important for New York as the team looks to not only hold off the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles but as they also look to secure a playoff spot because they played well. The Yankees had the best record of any team in July and hopefully they can bring that momentum and strong play with them into the month of August as well. Go Yankees!

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