Friday, June 3, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles 6/3

Mission makeup all rained out games to date was marked complete yesterday as the New York Yankees made a one-night stop in Detroit on their way to Baltimore and Camden Yards tonight. Inside Oriole Park the Yankees and the Orioles will face off for the first time in their latest three-game set with the Orioles in a dogfight with the Boston Red Sox at the top of the division while the Yankees are trying to claw themselves out of this fourth place hole they currently find themselves in. Donned with turning the Yankees season around and kicking off the series with a win is one of the few bright spots on this Yankees team this year in Nathan Eovaldi while the Orioles counter with Chris Tillman who looks to keep the good times rolling in Baltimore.

Eovaldi has been as good as advertised and maybe as good as ever in his last four-or-five starts for the Yankees and looks to keep that dominant streak alive tonight in Baltimore. Eovaldi is limiting his base hits and walks while striking out a healthy amount of opposing batters with his splitter and if the right-hander could limit the number of pitches he throws the Yankees may have found something special in him going forward.

Tillman heads into this starts fresh off a no-decision against the Houston Astros that saw him go seven innings on Tuesday. In the start Tillman struck out five and walked three while giving up two runs and three hits in the contest. Tillman has historically been a thorn in the Yankees side so let’s hope the offense is on thorn removal duty tonight in Baltimore.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Oriole Park and Camden Yards and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. After a very tough series in Toronto and the Tigers game eating up an all-important off day yesterday the Yankees need two things. A day off and a win. The MLB schedule makers made sure New York wasn’t going to get one of those but the team can get the other, the victory. The bats need to wake up and the pitching needs to be sharp. Go Yankees!

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