Well…………last night was pretty weird, huh?
The Yankees and Royals played to a 0-0 draw into the seventh inning thanks to Jameson Taillon and some feckless Yankee offense, and the game ended with a casual score of 8-6 about three hours later. Nothing to see here. Some easy-to-predict baseball that we absolutely got right with our pregame prediction (don’t check it).
Will Tuesday’s game pack the same firepower? Our hearts can’t really handle it, but…sure, why not?
The Yankees have pitched the highest-leverage innings of any bullpen this year by a wide margin, and haven’t played a blowout game more than a few times this season. If it feels like it’s never easy, that’s because it actually is never easy.
So, who’s ready for more? Taillon was the most reliable starting pitcher set to go in this series, so the Yanks truly needed to secure that win. They could’ve used a rest for their ‘pen and didn’t get it, so…Tuesday’s going to get weird. Let’s map it out.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Royals will play at 8:10 PM EST in Kansas City for Game 2 of this crazy, messed-up series.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees are airing locally on YES Network, and on Bally Sports Kansas City if you’re a Royal rooter.
Yankees vs Royals Odds Today
Right now, the Yankees are -150 on the moneyline, presumably because the books at WynnBET saw how many times they were punched in the face on Monday, followed by how many times they punched back. Right now, things seem to be even up for this squad, but they’re not a great value bet, considering how haggard they are. If you’d rather grab the Royals, they’re at +130 (bet $100 to win $130).
If you prefer the run line, you can snag the Yankees to cover -1.5 at +100, or the Royals to either win or lose by one at -120 (bet $120 to win $100). The over/under sits at 10.5, with the over at +100 and the under at -120. Maybe last night’s bad beat taught some folks a lesson? Nah, probably not.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees are going with “staff ace” (and we’re barely kidding) Nestor Cortes Jr. (0-0, 2.15 ERA), who will hopefully cover the first five innings or so before handing things over to the meaty middle of the bullpen. When that occurs, we’ll all be crossing our fingers the Yanks can win another slugfest.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Hard to complain…but…the day after Brett Gardner and Tyler Wade were essential, they both get the day off against a lefty? Yeah. We…we know, but yeah.
Yankees vs Royals Prediction Today
Last night’s impossible-to-predict game will certainly bleed into this one, and every underlying factor indicates the Yankees will have a difficult time holding serve, but…we just can’t bet against them yet. Until tomorrow, when they’ll be going full bullpen game in the final contest of a series, a circumstance they can never seem to handle. Today, we’ll bank on the offense, and a 7-5 victory over Daniel Lynch.
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