Monday, May 16, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Arizona Diamondbacks 5/16

The New York Yankees have traveled out west and for the first time this season the team will play in an Interleague game inside of a National League park. This time around the Yankees will travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks inside of Chase Field. In the first interleague matchup of the year and in a rematch of the 2001 World Series the New York Yankees will send Chad Green to the mound to face off against the Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray.

Green will be making his MLB debut tonight in Arizona as the Yankees shake up their rotation a bit. This spot was normally that of Michael Pineda but since Luis Severino went down with an injury Green will take his spot and his turn tonight instead of Wednesday. Green has pitched well in 2016 posting a 1.22 ERA in seven Triple-A starts this season. 

Ray is coming into this start against the red-hot Yankees offense fresh off a not-so-great start last time out against the Colorado Rockies. In that start Ray had allowed five runs, three of them earned, on nine hits in 4.2 innings. In the no-decision Ray struck out nine and allowed three walks for the Diamondbacks. 

The game will be played at 8:40 pm ET inside of Chase Field and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. The three pitchers the Yankees will send to the mound, and to the plate, this week are Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Chad Green while the Diamondbacks will send Robbie Ray, Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller. Of course they would send three of their best pitchers to the mound. Of course they would. Oh well, New York has done well against top competition here lately so maybe that's just what they need for another series win.

Go Yankees!


  1. I can't stop watching the Bautista butt whopping! Hilarious. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy. Maybe that will teach the arrogant prick to play a little cleaner!

    1. We will never agree on most things, however on that one I couldn't agree with you more.

  2. Back in the day, he would never flip his bat like he did...the slide would have been ok. Of course he would have to pay for it the next at bat for the slide at 2nd and the bat flip, that is expected!

  3. I posted it on Twitter but I'll post it here too. Rougned Odor is now my favorite player. Bautista needed to be knocked down a notch or two and that should have been achieved with this blow.

    Eight game suspension or whatever it was and worth every penny.

    1. Well needed clip to the jaw, only hope they both learned a lesson from it.
      Bautista, for being such an asshole, and players/people bitched about A-Rod. This guy is so stuck on himself he needed and deserved what he got.
      Odor, for using his fist, next time use the heal of your hand...otherwise, one can hurt their hand/or fingers, not a good idea for a ball player.


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