Last night was a tough pill to swallow, but the Red Sox and Yankees are right back at it for a 1 o'clock start in The Bronx. This offseason, the Red Sox spent $217 million to get the best pitcher available on the free agent market in 30-year-old Vanderbilt product David Price. This is the exact reason why they brought him in; following a heart-wrenching defeat at the hands of a bitter, albeit old, rival, David Price needs to right the ship and mow down this weak Yankee lineup. Last night, we saw a struggling Porcello dominate at times in less than favorable conditions. While Price is 4-0 on the season with 49 strikeouts, he has a 6.14 ERA and has seen a slip in his fastball velocity. I expect to see Price dominate today.
For the Yankees, this could not have come at a better moment. The Yankees were able to score early and saw their bullpen dominate, with a little help from umpire Ron Kulpa, last night. Today, the Yanks send righty Nathan Eovaldi to the mound, who faced the Red Sox last weekend. In a five inning effort, Eovaldi was roughed up for six runs and 10 hits in a 8-7 Red Sox victory. Look for Eovaldi to stay away from Red Sox hitters and force them to swing at balls outside of the strike zone if he wants to be effective.
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