MLB Tampa Bay Rays Vs New York Yankees – Game Day Preview
Interesting MLB Tampa Bay Rays Vs New York Yankees Game Day Preview. 24-hours ago the Yankees were set to open the season. Jordan Montgomery Vs what the Rays refer to as a “bullpen day”, with the fifth starter being a committee of pitchers (lead on Monday by Austin Pruitt).
Snow canceled the home opener and the game has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 4 pm. As a result, the Rays will now trot Chris Archer to the hill.
Archer pitched the season opener for the Rays against the Boston Red Sox giving up four runs on six hits over six innings pitched. A 6-4 win for the Rays in which he got the no-decision.
Archer was 10-12 in 2017 with a 4.07 ERA, a career high; however, he did finish the season with 249 strikeouts which was good for third in the American League.
In four starts against the Yankees in 2017, Archer went 1-3 with a 4.24 ERA, giving up 11 runs in 23 1/3 innings. He is not a road warrior. Archer had a road ERA is 4.97, as opposed to his home ERA which is 3.26.
On the mound for the Yankees is Montgomery, looking to build on an excellent rookie campaign. He has led all AL rookies in starts (29), strikeouts (144) and innings pitched (155 1/3) in 2017 and finished sixth in the Rookie of the Year voting. Montgomery had a solid spring training in which he posted a 3.43 ERA in six games.
Montgomery faced the Rays three times last season and posted a 3.99 ERA in three games with one no-decision, one win and one loss. He gave up one home run over 12.4 innings pitched.
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