Friday, September 2, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles 9/2

The New York Yankees are about to kick off the biggest and most important series of the season, until the next series of course, with the Baltimore Orioles tonight inside Oriole Park and Camden Yards. This series is important for a lot of reasons but the main reason is that this is one of the many teams the Yankees are chasing in both the AL East Division race but one of the teams they are chasing in the 2nd Wild Card race in the American League as well. I spoke on this earlier in the week but we’re getting to the point where simply winning series may not be mathematically feasible and the Yankees may need to start sweeping these head-to-head series if they want to make the postseason. That starts tonight as the Yankees send Chad Green to the mound to lead the charge against Dylan Bundy for the Orioles.

Green will face off with the Orioles again after notching a no-decision against this team in his last start in the Bronx. Green gave up three home runs in the start including two to Chris Davis while holding the Orioles to four runs and seven hits in an eventual Yankees victory. Thank goodness for offense.

Bundy also faced the Yankees in his last start and took a loss in the start after allowing five runs on seven hits including one home run. Walks hurt Bundy in the start as he allowed three free base runners to reach for the Yankees which resulted in the right-hander lasting just four innings in the loss.

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. The biggest game of the Yankees 2016 season happens tonight and it happens against one of the team’s biggest and most bitter rivals. The biggest game of the season, until tomorrow of course. Go Yankees!

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