Sunday, May 8, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 5/8

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have had a great weekend of baseball with a pair of great pitching matchups that continues tonight in the Bronx. Friday night we had the David Ortiz hissy fit like a three-year old baby which made me chuckle and Saturday afternoon we had the obligatory start against David Price on whatever team he is pitching for these days. Tonight in the night cap and the finale we will all watch as Luis Severino takes the mound against the Red Sox knuckle-baller Steven Wright.

Severino has not had the start to his 2016 season that anyone could have expected or wanted but he has shown the Yankees signs of life in his last couple of starts. Severino is trending in the right direction but he still isn't there yet and this was on full display in his last start against the Orioles. Severino took the loos but seemingly had full control over the game until a pair of Mark Trumbo home runs and two errors buried him and the Yankees on the night. 

Wright is off to a strong start this season much like many of the Red Sox starters this season but Wright has seen his knuckleball keep batters off balance this year. Wright has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all five of his starts this season and has gone six innings in each start while holding batters to a .188 batting average against. 

The game will be played at 8:05 pm ET inside of Yankee Stadium and can be seen on ESPN as a part of their ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. This will mark the second straight Sunday night that we can watch these Yankees and Red Sox face off on Sunday night with their new color commentary crew. After one start, because admittedly I haven't watched much non-Yankees baseball thus far this season, I have to give ESPN credit where credit is due, Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza is much better than John Kruk and Curt Schilling.

Go Yankees!!

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