Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 8/16

Another day in the second half and another tough matchup for the New York Yankees. I have to admit that four games before the All-Star Break, the series in Cleveland against the first place Cleveland Indians, I had the Yankees buried in the Wild Card chase, I had the Yankees selling at the deadline and I had the team in the gutter of the AL East Division right now due to a strong second half schedule that included many top teams in the league. The Yankees have defied the odds, defied the stats and used an injection of youth to keep the good times rolling more times than not in the Bronx and hopefully that continues tonight in the second game of a three game set in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Pineda was good in his last start as he held the Boston Red Sox to just two runs in six innings of work and has been good against Toronto in his one start against them this season. In that start on April 13th Pineda allowed three runs, two of them earned, against a tough Blue Jays offense.

Estrada wasn’t so good in his last start lasting just five innings while giving up three runs and seven hits to the Tampa Bay Rays. Estrada doesn’t give up a lot of hits so in turn he doesn’t give up a lot of runs so this could be a frustrating game tonight for New York.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. Like I said earlier, another night in the Bronx and another tough starting pitcher and tough team to face for the Yankees. As long as they don’t lay down against the “easier” teams and keep up that same intensity we should be alright. Go Yankees!

1 comment:

  1. EOVALDI requires surgery. Will not pitch in 2017. Possibility that he
    will be given his release this fall / off season.

    The end of the great 'Revolver' era, a favorite of mine, based on his potential.....may be over.

    My summation.....god dammit! A good day for me, suddenly turned south.


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