Friday, August 26, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles 8/26

The New York Yankees are back on the East Coast and back at home in the Bronx tonight to play host to one of their bitter AL East rivals in the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees had a very successful West Coast road trip by all accounts taking both series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Seattle Mariners and are back for the playoff push here in the Eastern time zone for the remainder of the season. Tonight’s contest will showcase Luis Cessa for the Yankees looking to push them one step closer to that second Wild Card spot in the American League while the Baltimore Orioles, who are also in a dog fight of their own atop the AL East, will counter with Yovanni Gallardo.

Cessa has been brilliant for the Yankees in just one start and looks to build on that tonight in the biggest game he has started in his MLB career. Small sample size I know but these intra-division games and games with teams the Yankees are chasing in the Wild Card race. 

Yovanni Gallardo makes the start tonight despite reports that Mike Wright was called up to make the start for Baltimore in place on injured Chris Tillman. Gallardo has won just one start since June 29th which is a great sign for the Yankees.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 and MLB TV. I know the realistic chances that the Yankees make the postseason are slim, statistics and simple mathematics will tell you that, but I cannot and will not stop fighting and rooting for this team until those same statistics and same mathematics tell me it’s a lost cause. That’s just the kind of fan I am so let’s go out and slap these Orioles around two or three times this weekend and let’s keep the good times rolling in the Bronx all season long. Go Yankees!

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