The New York Yankees head from one house of horrors to another as they pack up their bad karma and haul it to Tropicana Field.
Seven games in a little over a week against the Boston Red Sox will make any fan grumpy, though overall, New York actually held their own, going 3-4 despite the dire straits of losing their two most important position players and two key pitchers to COVID.
Could it have been 5-2 if the bullpen had held two slam-dunk wins? Of course! But don’t think about it. Simply try not to think about it.
To wrap the road trip, the Bombers head to the Trop for the first time in a long time, but most importantly for the last time this season. They’re facing down the beast with two lefties (which the Rays typically struggle against) and their ace. Giddy … up?
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees face the Rays at 7:10 PM EST on Tuesday night, the first of three contests.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The game will air on WPIX for New Yorkers, and Bally Sports Sun if you’re a Florida transplant. Tune to MLB Network if you’re out of market!
Yankees vs Rays Odds Today
Thanks to our friends at WynnBET, we know the Rays are -140 on the moneyline (bet $140 to win $100), while the Yankees are underdogs at +120 (bet $100 to win $120).
If you prefer the run line, the Yankees are +1.5 and a -175 favorite to cover. Seeing as it feels like every loss is a coin flip anyway, this could be a wise bet. The over/under is 7.5, and the favorite is “over” at -116.
Yankees vs Rays Pitching Matchup
Jordan Montgomery (3-5, 3.96 ERA) takes the mound against Shane McClanahan (4-3, 3.88 ERA). While you don’t hear much about McClanahan, he’s among the Rays’ sterling cadre of young arms. Montgomery has been similarly solid this year, though the Yankees went scoreless in his previous five starts before scoring exactly one run for him in Boston, for which he was surely very thankful. After that loss, Montgomery said he was “sick to his stomach” watching the game blown before him.
It was the most relatable thing a Yankee has done thus far this season.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Estevan Florial’s gone. Aaron Judge is back. We have questions.
Aaron Judge Injury
Aaron Judge has cleared intake cardiac testing and is returning from the COVID-IL on Tuesday! Well done.
Yankees vs Rays Prediction Today
The Rays have only further picked up their offense after trading for Nelson Cruz well ahead of the deadline — the Yankees kicked the tires here, but we’re not sure why or where he would’ve gone. Expect Montgomery to have a tough first or second inning, surrendering three runs before settling down.
We’re going to predict that the Yankees defy expectations and win a squeaker here 5-3. The bullpen bucks up after Monty goes 6.1.
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