Thursday, July 26, 2018

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals 7/26

The New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals will begin a four-game extended weekend set tonight in the Bronx with an interesting pitching matchup. The Yankees will send Sonny Gray to the mound looking to build on another impressive start last time out while the Royals will counter with potentially the future of their rotation in Jakob Junis. Let’s get to it here in the Bronx in what is not considered to be a must win, but a win that would certainly help propel the team back to the top of the American League East before the end of the season.

Gray has won in consecutive starts for the first time since being acquired by the Yankees in August of 2017 and both wins come after working on his mechanics with Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild. In those two starts that resulted in victories for the Yankees right-hander Gray has permitted just two earned runs with six hits and 14 strikeouts in 11.1 innings combined.

Junis will make just his second start since coming off the disabled list against the Yankees inside Yankee Stadium. In his first start fresh off the DL he allowed just one run in four innings of work against the Minnesota Twins before departing due to being on a limited pitch count by the team.

The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 and MLB Network. You can also follow along with the game on MLB TV, with the MLB At-Bat app and by tuning into the Yankees radio broadcast on WFAN with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

Enjoy the game, I am bored and greedy…let’s acquire another arm… and go Yankees!!

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