The Bombers had just blown a hellacious game to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, as Aroldis Chapman showed no regard for New Yorkers’ sleep schedules or mental health following double rain delays.
This time? Both teams are still relevant, and the Yankees have bounced back, edging just ahead of the Mariners in the Wild Card race while both teams try to track down the Oakland A’s. New York sits at 58-49, while the M’s just did us a few favors in Tampa Bay before dropping the final game of their three-game set.
Do the Yanks have what it takes to widen the gap this weekend? Will this team use momentum properly for the first time in ages? You’ll have to watch (or at least follow along on your phone) to find out.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Mariners will play at 7:05 PM EST in the Bronx for the first of four contests.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees are airing locally on YES Network, and on ROOT Sports Northwest if you’re a Washingtonian.
Yankees vs Mariners Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Yankees are powerful favorites on the moneyline, clocking in at -240 (bet $240 to win $100) in this series opener. If you prefer the Mariners (something you might want to consider, at that value), they’re +185 (bet $100 to win $185).
On the run line (a -1.5 spread), the Yankees are favored here, too, at -120. If you prefer the Mariners at +1.5 to cover, you can bet them at +100. The Over/Under is 9.5; the over is -116, and the under is -105.
Yankees Pitcher Today
It’s Nestor Cortes Jr.! This series is about to get wonky, and our beloved “ace” Nasty Nestor will be kicking this one off before the TBDs arrive. He’s still sitting on special numbers, rocking a 1.93 ERA even after a rough outing at Fenway immediately after exiting the COVID list.
The Mariners will counter with Tyler Anderson, acquired at the deadline from the Pirates even after the Phillies thought they had him.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Watch this space! We’ll have the lineup for you when it’s ready.
Yankees vs Mariners Prediction Today
The New York Yankees proved their resilience on Wednesday night, when confronted with a 3-0 deficit against a bad team with their only current trustworthy MLB starter on the mound. First, they punched back and tied it. Then, they ran away and hid in the eighth.
That’s the momentum they needed — but, of course, they’ve been reliable at squandering momentum lately. This time, we’re going to be generous and say their lineup actually tees off on a soft-tossing lefty, as it’s been constructed to do. 7-3, Yankees.
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