Game 110 Preview: Yanks Look To Take Series From Sox

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Jul 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher

David Phelps

(41) throws during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

David Phelps (5-5, 3.89 ERA) will get the start for the Yankees. Overall, Phelps has had a good season for the Bombers, but struggled somewhat in his last outing, allowing four runs over six innings pitched. Phelps has been haunted this season by having one bad inning per start, and a lot of the time, the Yankees haven’t been able to overcome it. He will have to be on his game tonight, as this is a very crucial time in the season for the Yanks.

After facing back-to-back rookies to start this series, the Yankees will be facing someone they’re a little more familiar with tonight…Clay Buchholz. Buchholz (5-7, 5.87 ERA) was one of the few Red Sox starters that wasn’t traded at the deadline, and his record/ERA explains why. Buchholz, like the Red Sox overall, has struggled this season. The numbers speak for themselves, and those numbers may not improve very much tonight, as he will be facing a Yankees team that has seen him a lot over the years.