Sunday, July 17, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 7/17

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will continue and finish off their three game weekend set in the Bronx tonight on national television and in prime time. Tonight the pitching matchup will match the stage it is set on as the Yankees send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound for the first time since the All-Star break while the Red Sox counter with an old and familiar foe for New York in David Price.

Tanaka has a strong first half overall but the righty looked human the closer the team got to the All-Star break. Speaking of human that's exactly what Tanaka has been against the Red Sox in his eight career starts against them which is obvious when looking at his 4-2 career record and 4.79 ERA with 37 K's in 47 innings.

Price was not as consistent in this year's first half as he has been in his career and that is something he will look to turn around tonight. Last time Price saw the Bronx specifically the Red Sox left gave up six runs on seven hits in just 4.2 innings in a loss.

The game will be played at 8:15 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen as a part of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball program. The Yankees ace against the Red Sox ace, all we need is both teams in contention and this would feel like old times. Well if Manny Ramirez was still roided up, if Derek Jeter wasn't a married and former Yankees captain and the annoying John Kruk and Curt Schilling were still in the booth anyway. Either way, Go Yankees!

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