New York Yankees Look To Gain More Ground On The Orioles In Middle Game
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After a blowout win in game one of a three-game series, the New York Yankees look to do the same in game two when they send Chad Green to the mound.

  • New York Yankees (66-61)
  • Baltimore Orioles (70-58)
  • American League, 1:05 PM ET, YES Network
  • Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

After returning from a six-game road trip in which they earned themselves four wins, the New York Yankees returned to the Bronx in a series that could be crucial for their playoff hopes.

Taking game one by a landslide margin, the boys in pinstripes look to do the same in game two.

Chad Green will take the mound for the Yankees as he looks to keep his hot streak on the mound alive after being lights out in his two previous starts.

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Over his last two starts, against the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels, Green has pitched 12 innings while allowing only one earned run. After not being too consistent in his first go around with the Yanks earlier on in the season, fans hope he can keep this type of pitching up.

Green has only faced the Orioles one time in his young big league career. In a relief appearance against the O’s on July 21, he pitched 2.1 innings of shutout baseball.

The O’s will counter with right-hander Dylan Bundy, who is coming off an outing against the Washington Nationals where he gave Baltimore six strong innings of two-run baseball.

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Player To Watch

Gary Sanchez

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Sanchez is on one of the hottest streaks we have seen in the history of Major League Baseball. Coming back from a road trip

where he hit four more home runs, “The Sanchize” did not stop once he threw on the pinstripes again. In game one he went three-for-five with a blast to left.

Coming back from a road trip where he hit four more home runs, “The Sanchize” did not stop once he threw on the pinstripes again. In game one, he went 3-5 with a blast to left field and four runs batted in.

The 23-year-old rookie has been unbelievable, posting a .403/.459/.883 slash with 10 homers and 20 RBIs over 20 games.

Battery Mate

Up until Chad Green’s past two starts as a Yankee, he was very disappointing to Yankee fans. Putting up an ERA of 1.52 in 16 AAA starts this year meant that fans expected a lot out of the right-hander once he received the call-up to the Bronx.

An answer to Green’s struggles as a Yankee? Gary Sanchez.

Sanchez was Green’s catcher in Triple-A for the RailRiders, so it only makes sense that he knows him much better than Brian McCann. Ever since Sanchez started catching for Green in the MLB, he has only given up one earned run in two starts.

Bold Prediction

Chad Green pitches another six shutout innings and Gary Sanchez records one more home run, at least.

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