The New York Yankees were looking to get the second half started in dominant fashion against the rival Boston Red Sox, but after a COVID-19-forced postponement, the Yankees looked dead in the water.
They didn’t score a single run against Boston in an embarrassing loss on Friday night, as Eduardo Rodriguez turned into Sandy Koufax against a shorthanded Yankees group. They’ll try to bounce back on Saturday evening.
With the Red Sox and Rays eyeing postseason spots, and the Blue Jays trying to ride their collection of young talent to the playoffs, the Yankees need to start picking up the pace fast, as they are in danger of slipping out of postseason contention.
New York must come out ready to dominate now that the entire baseball world is watching them slide out of the postseason picture. A loss in this game would be even more devastating than a regular loss considering the Red Sox stuck it to them once again.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees and Red Sox will be on national TV for all to see, as FOX will broadcast this game at 7:15 p.m. ET.
Yankees vs Red Sox Odds Today
Per WynnBet, the Yankees are surprisingly favored on the moneyline, as they are -130 heading into today’s contest. This means that you will have to bet $130 on the Yankees in order to net $100 following a Bronx Bombers victory.
Las Vegas must be assuming that with all of their heavy-hitters in the lineup, they eventually have to get one or two victories against Boston.
Yankees vs Red Sox Pitching Matchup
New York will send their ace to the mound today in the form of Gerrit Cole (9-4, 2.68). The last time we saw Cole in action, he shut down the hated Astros in Houston with a complete game shutout. The Yankees need a repeat performance if they want to slow down the dominant Red Sox.
Boston will start a former Yankee, specifically flamethrower Nathan Eovaldi (9-5, 3.66), in this matchup. Eovaldi had plenty of success against the Yankees earlier in the season, and he will look to continue that run of good fortune in this game.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Stay tuned! The lineup should drop soon.
Yankees vs Red Sox Prediction Today
The Yankees have been ice cold of late, and getting shut down by Rodriguez doesn’t bode well for them against Eovaldi. Still, the Yankees have Cole on the mound. If they are EVER going to beat the Red Sox, this is the day to do so. Expect the Yankees to win a low-scoring, 3-2 nailbiter.
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