Yankees Game Today: Yankees vs Mariners Odds, Pitching Matchup, Starting Lineup, Predictions, Live Stream, TV Channel for Aug. 8
The New York Yankees were aggressive at the trade deadline, adding players like Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo as they try to make it into the postseason. Based on how their last few series have gone, they have to feel pretty confident about themselves right now.
Fresh off of a sweep against Miami and a series win against division rivals Baltimore, the Yankees have been taking it to the Seattle Mariners, with a game-winning home run by Gallo and some more timely RBI from Rizzo setting the tone in this homestand.
The Yankees will try to make it a sweep of the M’s, who are currently fighting with New York for a wild card spot.
The Mariners might be wounded and out of sync after some puzzling trades at the deadline, but they’re still worth taking seriously considering how they have been able to win close games with regularity. Will they flex that skill today? Or will the Yankees continue to assault their pitching?
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Mariners will play at 1:05 p.m. EST in the Bronx. Will New York make it a sweep?
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees are airing locally on YES Network and on ROOT Sports Northwest, if you’re in the Pacific Northwest.
Yankees vs Mariners Odds Today
According to WynnBET, the Yankees are favorites again, sitting -137 on the moneyline (bet $137 to win $100) while the Mariners are +127 (bet $100 to win $127). Vegas seems to think Seattle has a puncher’s chance of taking one game from this series.
Vegas believes that runs might be harder to come by today as compared to Saturday, as the over-under is down from 10.5 yesterday to 9.0 today. The over is -115 (bet $115 to win $100) and the under is -105 (bet $105 to win $100).
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will send much-hyped prospect Luis Gil (1-0, 0.00) to the mound for his second career start. Gil completely shut down the Orioles in his first outing, pitching six scoreless innings en route to a Yankee victory.
With the starting rotation in complete flux following Gerrit Cole’s positive COVID-19 test, Gil emerging as someone that could stick in the rotation for a long time would be a humungous boost for this team. Considering his electric stuff, he has all the tools needed to do so.
The Mariners will counter with an All-Star left in Yusei Kikuchi (7-6, 3.89). After struggling with the transition from Japan to the pros, Kikuchi has finally put it all together for Seattle this year with an excellent season. However, the Yankees were able to touch him up earlier in July, and he has a 6.33 ERA since that start.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Yankees vs Mariners Prediction Today
The Mariners have been sliding ever since they decided to part with a quality closer in Kendall Graveman, offloading him to the Astros for a paltry return. This club looks messed up, and a Yankees lineup buoyed by their new additions could jump on them again.
Sure, Kikuchi is an All-Star, and his high-velocity cutter is one of the toughest pitches in the AL to hit when he’s on, but the Yankees should be able to knock in a few runs against him. With some timely blasts and quality pitching from Gil, the Yankees should be able to pull out a 5-2 win and make the sweep official.
The Yankees are 11-1 in their last 12 home games against Seattle.
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