Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 9/14

The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers will finish off their three-game set this afternoon with an intense pitching matchup. Clayton Kershaw had spent much of this season on the disabled list but the Dodgers kept on keeping on and kept on winning until he returned last week against the Miami Marlins. In his second start since coming off the disabled list he takes the mound in the Bronx against Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees. Not only is it cool to see a historic team and former rival like the Dodgers in town this week but it is amplified by having one of, if not the best pitchers in our lifetime toeing the rubber in the finale.

Pineda was tagged with a no decision last time out after Joe Girardi pulled him one out shy of qualifying for the victory. Pineda was visibly upset with the decision but he has not done himself any favors allowing 14 runs in his last four starts. Need a win, and Pineda hasn’t had one since August 5th, then get a win. Don’t leave it in the hands of the bullpen.

Kershaw came off the disabled list last Friday night against Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins and lasted only three innings after spending 75 days on the disabled list. Kershaw made just one rehab start since the Dodgers needed him for the pennant push so the lefty will only be available for around 80 pitches tonight in the Bronx, if that.

The game will be played at 4:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. In honor of the radio and our tribute to Vin Scully earlier on the blog also be sure to give John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman a listen on WFAN as well. As much as many of us may or may not like John and Suzyn we have to keep in mind that they are the voice of the Yankees on the radio and one day we may be talking about them and their silly home runs calls the way we’re speaking of Mr. Scully today. It could happen. Now, need a win. GET A WIN! Go Yankees!

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