Friday, May 12, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros 5/12

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros are back at it again with the second game of their four-game extended weekend set in the Bronx. TGIF and Happy Friday everyone. In tonight’s contest the Yankees will send rookie Jordan Montgomery to the mound looking to slow down a Houston Astros offense that has pushed the team to their best start in their franchise’s history while the Astros will counter with Lance McCullers Jr., another young pitcher and son of former Yankees pitcher Lance McCullers. This should be a good one and has all the makings and potential of being a glimpse into the future of this rivalry. Enjoy.

Jordan Montgomery will make his sixth start of the young 2017 season and of his career after posting quality starts in three of his first five starts. In his last start against the Chicago Cubs the Yankees young lefty went a career-long 6.2 innings allowing just two runs in a victory for New York. Montgomery is getting stronger, better and more comfortable with every start it seems and there’s no reason to believe that won’t continue tonight in the Bronx against the Houston Astros.

Lance McCullers Jr. has been a Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. McCullers Jr. all season long, especially when you look at his home and away splits. McCullers has posted a 2-0 record with a 2.08 ERA at home inside Minute Maid Park this season while on the road the right has posted an 0-1 record with a 5.51 ERA.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 in New York and MLB TV wherever you and your device are. You can also follow along with the game inside your cars or on the radio by tuning into Mr. and Mrs. Baseball, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, on WFAN. Enjoy the game and as always, Go Yankees!

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