Saturday, May 28, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays 5/28

The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays continue their three game set this Memorial Day weekend at Tropicana Field with the second of a three game set today. In the first game we were all entertained as Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Archer took the mound for their respective teams which gives today’s pitching matchup a lot to live up to. In today’s middle game of the three game set the Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound looking for more consistency this season against teams other than the Oakland Athletics while the Rays counter with their #2 pitcher Matt Moore.

Pineda has not pitched well outside of his two starts against the Oakland Athletics this season and has especially not pitched well in May during his career. Pineda had posted a 7.02 ERA in the month of May in 2016 before his last start where he earned a quality start and victory over the A’s.

Moore is giving up too many damn home runs this season, nine in just 51 innings, which usually tends to play right into the Yankees hands. In his last start Moore allowed five runs in five innings of work against the Miami Marlins and has only gone longer than five innings just three times this season in nine starts.

The game will be played at 4:10 pm ET inside Tropicana Field and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 and MLB TV. It is a shame that more people don’t head out to Tropicana Field down in St. Pete it really is a cool experience. It’s not the greatest stadium I’ve ever seen cosmetically and boy was it a pain to get to but I think if you have a good set of teams playing inside the dome it’s worth it. More people need to go to Tropicana Field, even if they are all Yankees fans! I have spoken, now make it true. Go Yankees!

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