Monday, September 12, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 9/12

For only the third time during the regular season in the history of these two storied franchises will the New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an interleague matchup. These two teams have played eight times inside Dodger Stadium which could lead me to another rant about MLB schedule makers but really at this point who cares? They are going to do what they are going to do and that's that. Onward to the game that will showcase the Yankees sending Bryan Mitchell to the mound to square off against one of the Dodgers top prospects in Jose De Leon. This is going to be fun.

Mitchell pitched wonderfully in his last start and first start in the Major Leagues and may have earned the rotation spot for New York for the remainder of the season. I don't believe anyone expects him to be as dominant as he was last time out going forward but if Mitchell can give the Yankees innings he may help lead them to the postseason in 2016.

De Leon will make another start tonight for the injured Scott Kazmir and will be looking for his second win of his MLB career as well. In his debut as a starter De Leon struck out nine batters in six innings of work but he did allow four runs in the start.

The historic game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network for Yankees fans and MLB TV. I cannot emphasize just how awesome this series is going to be for the teams and fans of both sides. When two historic teams go head-to-head inside historic baseball stadiums, although of course the new Yankee Stadium doesn't hold the same prestige as the old mind you, it's just fun all-around for everyone involved. Need a win. Get a win. Go Yankees!

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