Saturday, July 9, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians 7/9

The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians continue their four-game set to close out the unofficial first half with the third game of the set. That game takes place this afternoon in Cleveland with the Yankees sending CC Sabathia to the mound looking to turn around a rough patch. Meanwhile the Indians will counter with a tough matchup in Danny Salazar.

Sabathia at one point this season was sporting a 2.20 ERA which was three starts ago. In the three starts since then Sabathia has posted an 8.31 ERA. He’s struggled and needs to turn it around, bottom line. Against his former team the lefty is a career 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA so the Cleveland Indians may be a sight for sore, cranky eyes.

Salazar was the American League’s Pitcher of the Month for the Month of June but July has not been as kind to the Indians righty. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers Salazar lasted just 5.2 innings while allowing three runs on eight hits in a no decision.

The game will be played at 4:10 pm ET inside Progressive Field and can be seen on Fox Sports One and MLB TV.  Just two more games before the All-Star break, you can hear the players quietly counting down the days if you watch the games with headphones. As long as it doesn’t show with the on the field product though who cares, right? Go Yankees!


  1. For the eighth time in the last nine games, Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup.

    While he hasn't done anything to deserve to start more, at least not with Romine and Refsnyder doing well, this is really surprising to me. I mean, it's not like Girardi and the Yankees to not start your big-name/big-money guys.

    I hope this indicative of real change happening, and youngsters getting more opportunities.

    1. Heading into all star break, we are a game below 500. Tonight was an exciting win, of course. Unfortunately, this is still my biggest fear. On top of that, 4 of our what... Top ten Most promising players of the future have been damaged. And because of this, I guarantee next season will be even worse than this.

      In the name of remaining competitive- this buds for you.
      :::real men of genius:::

    2. Yankees working Alex out at first base, you know that position Robert Refsnyder has been getting most of his at bats from.

      Don't do it Cashman. Don't you damn well do it!

  2. Which players do you think have been damaged Daryl?
    No wrong answer, just asking who you think they are?

    1. Mitchell, judge, bird, kaprielan.

      Labrum tears have mixed results, God only knows what happened to kap (and remember, he was the most major league ready whatever the hell that means), and a freak toe. So they will be 3 of our top prospects that we were kind of expecting them to contribute next season (add sevs, but that's not an injury), that will be largely question marks


Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)