Of course, every game since the end of July has had massive playoff implications, so essentially, this is just Tuesday.
When this game was canceled in mid-July because of the Yankees’ rampant COVID issues, the hope was that when the time the rescheduled event arrived, New York’s roster would be in a much better place.
The answer? Well…yes and no.
Gary Sánchez, Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery are officially back. At the time, the team was without Nestor Cortes Jr., Jonathan Loaisiga and Aaron Judge; all of them have returned. However, now Gleyber Torres and Anthony Rizzo (who hadn’t been acquired yet) are gone, and Gio Urshela will have missed both games with different maladies. Cowabunga!
How do things stand, ahead of this all-important contest? Let’s dive in.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees play the Red Sox in the Bronx at 1:05 PM and 7:05 PM. Normal ol’ double-admission doubleheader, folks!
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The 1:05 game is on YES Network locally and NESN if you’re in a bad locale, as well as MLB Network out of market. The 7:05 game will also be broadcast on NESN and MLB Network in select circumstances, but New Yorkers can catch it on WPIX.
Yankees vs Red Sox Odds Today
In the first game of the DH, per our friends at WynnBET, the Yankees are -120 favorites on the moneyline (bet $120 to win $100), while the Red Sox are +110 (bet $100 to win $110). The spread is -1.5 in favor of the Yankees, who are +170 to cover; if you think the Red Sox. will win or lose by one run, you can place your chips there at -190 odds. The over/under is set at seven runs in the seven-inning opener; the over is -115, and the under is -105.
For the evening game, things are…dead even. The Sox and Yanks are both -110 on the moneyline, and the Red Sox are heavily favored to cover the spread, which again features the Yankees at -1.5. If you think the Sox will cover, that’s -235. If you think the Yanks can blow out Nathan Eovaldi (unlikely), grab them at +185. The over/under for that shortened contest is (again) seven; the over is -120 and the under is +100.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees used Gerrit Cole in his big return on Monday, for whatever reason, and were lucky to escape with the win. That means Andrew Heaney ends up in this series…but not on Tuesday. We’ll see Jordan Montgomery’s first start back off the COVID list in the opener (4-5, 3.69 ERA) against Tanner Houck, who should do well in a shortened outing, considering he can really air it out when expectations of length don’t exist. In the nightcap, it’s Luis Gil (1-0, 0.00 ERA) against Eovaldi.
Yankees Starting Lineup
We’ve got a Game 1 lineup! No Giancarlo Stanton against the slider-heavy Houck.
Game 2? Stanton with the starters, Gary gets a breather.
Yankees vs Red Sox Prediction Today
It’s easy to predict the Yankees and Red Sox will split this doubleheader, but honestly…that’ll be a tough row to hoe this time around. In both games, based on previous instances of the rivalry, New York’s bats will have a tough time keeping up with these hurlers (even with Joey Gallo now involved).
If the Yankees are going to win either game, it’ll be a low-scoring affair like Monday night’s bizarre action. Expect New York to edge by 2-1 in the nightcap after dropping a blowout in Game 1, in which Montgomery isn’t healthy or ready (7-1). Based on Aaron Boone’s bullpen usage, both Jonathan Loaisiga and Chad Green will be available, but they won’t be tomorrow if used in either game. Keep that in mind.
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