Sunday, April 19, 2015

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers series preview

The New York Yankees after getting off to a bad start at home have had a good road trip.  They took the first game in Baltimore before losing the next two but then have won the last three in Tampa.  They will now head to Detroit for the next four games.  Detroit has been a hard place for the Yankees to win and they are off to a great start.  It should be a very tough series for them. 

The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound on Monday night against Alfred Simon.  Simon is off to a good start at 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA.  Sabathia will be in search of his first win as he is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA.  The Yankees keep saying he is pitching better than the results but eventually he has to get on the win column and showing a little more.  Tuesday night Nathan Eovaldi will pitch against Kyle Lobstein.  Lobstein is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and Eovaldi is 0-0 with a 4.35 ERA.  Wednesday night it will be Adam Warren against David Price.  Price has pitched great so far and Warren has struggled.  Thursday afternoon the series will wrap with Masahiro Tanaka starting against TBA. 

If the Yankees can take one they had an ok trip, if they take two good and anymore then that would be a great road trip.  The Yankees bats have come alive, they hit a lot of homeruns and have the ability to come back in games.  The bullpen has been their strength with Miller closing out games and Dellin Betances has gotten back to where he was last year.  He is pitching well now in the seventh and eighth innings.  The starters have been ok and they can also get better. 

The Tigers have been great this season and have been doing everything right.  They have good pitching and a good offense, their bullpen can still be a problem for them and they aren't great defensively although I would say they are better than they have been.  It should be a good series and I think they will split the four games.   

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