Nobody? Nearly nobody is ready? Got it! Us, neither!
All the Yanks had to do to render Sunday’s game nearly irrelevant, it turns out, was win on Friday night or win on Saturday. Combined with the late-night Mariners loss Friday night, they would’ve had a Wild Card spot cinched up, and would be jockeying for home field with the Red Sox on Sunday…so, you’re right, we still would’ve found a reason to be annoyed.
But now? Now?! Winless over the weekend, a four-way tie is still in play.
All we know is that the Yankees’ season will not end on Sunday. They might be playing a tiebreaker — or two! — but they will be playing again.
That said…win and you’re in on Sunday. So maybe just…win?
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Rays will play at 3:05 PM at Yankee Stadium. Every other Major League Baseball team will also play at 3:05 PM today. Chaos.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees are playing on YES Network for Ken Singleton’s final game (!). If you’re in Florida, you can catch ’em on Bally Sports Sun.
Yankees vs Rays Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Yankees are…still favored here after dropping the first two in the three-game set. On the moneyline, you can grab the Yanks at -130 (bet $130 to win $100) or the Rays at +120 (bet $100 to win $120). Have you…watched the first two games of this series? Do you…want to bet on the Bombers?
On the run line, the Rays are -155 favorites to either win outright or lose by one, while the Yankees are +135 to cover a -1.5 spread. The over/under’s been set at nine runs even, and both the over and under can be had at -110.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will send Jameson Taillon (8-6, 4.40 ERA) to the mound just a few days after we assumed his season was over. Will he make it past two or three innings? You can’t bet on it; this’ll likely be a bullpen game, heavily featuring Luis Severino and Co. For the Rays, Michael Wacha (3-5, 5.26 ERA) will toe the rubber.
Yankees Starting Lineup
DJ LeMahieu Injury
The Yankees anticipate LeMahieu will need offseason surgery to fix a sports hernia. They also very much hope the offseason doesn’t begin on Tuesday. He reportedly tried to play on Sunday, but will instead hit the Injured List. Brutal.
Yankees vs Rays Prediction Today
Sorry, but…how can you predict a Yankee win today? After the Rays made it clear in the first two games they had zero intention of laying down and making things easy? After Kevin Cash poured it on in Game 2? After Aaron Boone made gaffe after bullpen gaffe, giving Game 1 away with an extra inning of Domingo German, followed by the misuse of Michael King in Game 2? If it’s close, how can you possibly have faith in the Bombers closing this one out?
Oh, and Wacha’s been terrible in 2021, but he’s got a 2.16 ERA in 16.2 innings against the Yanks with 23 Ks. 6-2, Rays win, chaos ensues.
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