Friday, September 16, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 9/16

Friday night September baseball in historic Fenway Park between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, it just doesn’t get any better than this. Let me rephrase, if the Yankees were in first place comfortably instead of fighting for their playoff lives while the Boston Red Sox were already mathematically eliminated from postseason play in David Ortiz’s final season I guess I would consider that “better” but that may just be the spitefulness trying to come out of me. Anyway tonight the Yankees will send rookie Luis Cessa to the mound to make the start for New York while the Red Sox will counter with the man who once got arrested in college for stealing laptops and selling them, Clay Buchholz. True story, look it up.

Cessa has pitched exceptionally well as a starter for the New York Yankees although he has given up more home runs than you probably would like to be comfortable with. In his last start he allowed just four runs in his first loss as a starter including three home runs to the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa had just two other hits other than those three home runs.

Buchholz on the other hand has not been great lately which was especially evident in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays. Buchholz lasted just three innings and gave up six runs including a grand slam to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a loss for the Red Sox.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Fenway Park and can be seen on the WPIX Channel 11, MLB Network and MLB TV. The Yankees need a win tonight for sure, they need two more this weekend as well truth be told but maybe that’s just me being greedy, and Cessa has pitched well lately while Buchholz has not. It’s written in the stars and the planets are aligning so New York just needs to go out there and take care of business. Need a win. Get a win. Go Yankees!

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