Thursday, April 27, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox 4/27

The rivalry wasn’t renewed as often as we all expected it to be due to Mother Nature postponing the game on Tuesday but tonight the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will finish their series regardless. In the finale of this rain-shortened two-game series the New York Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to square off with Chris Sale for the Boston Red Sox. Tonight’s scheduled starter CC Sabathia will start tomorrow night in the Bronx when the team welcomes the Baltimore Orioles to town. Before we get too ahead of ourselves and start thinking about tomorrow too much let’s focus on getting a win tonight first.

Tanaka pitched an absolute gem in his last start against the Chicago White Sox so changing the Sox color should make little difference to the Japanese-born right-hander. Tanaka allowed just one run on six hits in seven innings of work last time out in a victory for the Yankees. Tanaka attributed his best splitter of the season for his success in his last start.

Sale has been absolutely dominant for the Boston Red Sox since coming over from the Chicago White Sox and his sub-1.00 ERA makes the decision to trade top prospect Yoan Moncada for him a good one thus far. Sale has struck out at least ten in three of his first four starts this season and has gone at least seven innings in all four of those aforementioned starts. It could be a long, long night for the Baby Bombers tonight inside Fenway if Sale is on.

The game will be played at 7:10 pm ET inside Fenway Park and can be seen in New York on the YES Network, in Boston on NESN, MLB Network nationally and anywhere you and your device are on MLB TV. You can also follow along on the radio in your cars by tuning into WFAN with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

It doesn’t matter if the series is two games long or eight games long it is still “Go Yankees” regardless!

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)