Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 5/2

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays are back at it again today with the middle game of their three-game set in the Bronx. The Yankees are flying high right now in the division despite a slow start to the season while the Blue Jays are still looking to find their wings in 2017. Let’s hope Toronto doesn’t find them at least until after this series, if at all, and the man donned with the task of keeping Toronto down is the ace and the stopper Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The man looking to get the Blue Jays to a winning streak is an old veteran in Mat Latos.

Tanaka pitched an absolute gem in his last start inside Fenway Park hurling a shutout in Boston against the Red Sox. Tanaka only allowed three hits in the starts striking out three and walking none. Tanaka only threw 97 pitches in the start and looks to have finally adjusted to his extra arm strength and velocity that he found over the winter.

Latos pitched well in his last outing as well pitching six scoreless innings against a tough St. Louis Cardinals offense. Latos is filling in for an injured J.A. Happ right now but if he pitches well enough he could stick in the rotation or in the very least in the Toronto bullpen.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along on the radio with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, Mr. and Mrs. Baseball, on WFAN. Enjoy the game and Go Yankees!!

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