The New York Yankees are currently looking to prove to the front office that they should be buyers at the trade deadline. Unfortunately for them, however, another COVID-19 outbreak within the organization has only made that assignment more difficult.
What also doesn’t help matters? That the Yankees are facing off against the Red Sox, whom they actually defeated for the first time in eight (!) tries) in Saturday night’s shortened game.
Despite the win, it’s still getting late early in Yankees land, and New York will look to claim the series win vs their longtime rivals on Sunday Night Baseball.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
Like all Sunday Night Baseball affairs, this will be a nationally televised game on ESPN, with first pitch from the Bronx coming a few minutes after 7 p.m. ET.
Yankees vs Red Sox Odds Today
Believe it or not, the Yankees are favored in this one, coming in at -116 on the money line, per WynnBet. That means you’ll have to bet $115 in to win $100. The Red Sox, meanwhile, are set at +105 on the money line, so bet $105 to win $100 if like Boston tonight.
Yankees vs Red Sox Pitching Matchup
The Yankees will send Jameson Taillon (4-4, 4.90 ERA) to the mound. Despite looking like a nightmare of a signing early on, the former No. 2 overall pick has bounced back nicely of late, allowing just 21 earned runs over his last nine outings (43.6 innings) for New York.
The Red Sox will counter with Martin Perez (7-5, 4.04 ERA), who allowed three unearned runs across 3.3 innings in his lone start vs NYY this year. The lefty has been dominant on the road in 2021, posting a sublime 2.04 ERA in seven starts away from Fenway Park, so the Yankees will have their work cut out for them on Sunday night.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Stay tuned! The lineup should drop a couple hours before first pitch.
Yankees vs Red Sox Prediction
This is tough. The Yankees are coming off a win, but they also had their ace on the mound and didn’t even play a full nine innings. They also won in monsoon-like weather conditions, so is there really a reason to feel confident? Probably not. With the lineup still in flux amid the absences of Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela, we’re backing the Red Sox to take the series in a 5-3 win.
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