Boston lost another heartbreaking game last night to raise its record to 72-77, last place in the Middle East. Between injuries and bull issues, it’s been a long season for this team and fans alike. With that said, ownership is committed to both manager Alex Cora and general manager Haim Blum for the upcoming season.
New York, with another exciting win, lifted their winning streak to five games, and their record to 91-58. Last night’s win officially snatched a post-season berth for the club. With the club playing some of their best baseball games, other teams should be concerned.
Here are the Red Sox-Yankees MLB odds, Courtesy of FanDuel.
MLB Odds: Red Sox-Yankees Odds
Boston Red Sox: +1.5 (-110)
New York Yankees: -1.5 (-110)
Above: 7.5 (-108)
Under: 7.5 (-114)
Why Red Sox can cover the spread
Ageless leftist Rich Hill is tonight’s primary shooter for Boston. Hill went 7-7 with a 4.70 ERA with 90 strikes in 107.1 innings during his 23 starts. Known for his high-spin curved ball, Hill has featured more in his arsenal. The rackets hit the .246 against the curve ball, producing 394 slowdowns. However, Hill’s fastball, which he threw 35.8 percent of the time, was disastrous. The hitter hit .325 with an alarming .563 hit percentage on the field.
The Boston Football Club has struggled since the All-Star break, and last night was no different. Having regained a three-round deficit to advance 4-3, Boston gave up the match in the eighth inning and then won in 10th. Matt Barnes has rebounded from his poor start to the season, reaching 1.88 ERA in his last 15 games, including a ninth without goals last night. Overall, Barnes reached 4.79 ERA in 40 appearances. John Schreiber was the top pick of the group, scoring 1.92 ERA and 67 strokes in 61 runs.
Rafael Devers was the catalyst for this offense, leading 27 home runs and 84 RBI, ranking second with 39 doubles and 291 batting average. Xander Bogarts leads the team with a batting average of 0.314, ranks third with 38 doubles, and 14 hit his ground. It should also be noted that Bogarts is enjoying his best defensive season, being five times above average according to Baseball Savant. From 2016 to 2021, Bogaerts’ value was staggering – 31 points above average. JD Martinez leads the team with 40 doubles, adding 12 home runs. Alex Verdugo is fourth and final Red Sox with over 30 doubles, scoring 35, scoring 0.279 with nine home runs.
Triston Casas has had four career hits, three of which have been on home soil, and two of those home strikes have come against the Yankees. One of those home competitions even came up against player of the night Gerrit Cole. Bobby Dalbec is back with the club, taking a spot on Trevor Story’s roster, who will likely miss the rest of the season. Dalbeck achieved 11 home runs with the big league club. Boston leads the league with 332 doubles and is fourth with a team hitting average of 0.259.
Why the Yankees can cover the spread
Gerrit Cole will take the ball tonight, looking to keep the winning streak alive. Cole went 12-7 with a 3.41 ERA and 236 hits in 182.1 runs across 30 starters of the season. Cole hit 32.6 percent of the hits he took, which ranks 93 percent in the league. Primarily attacking with a fast and slithering ball, Cole held hits to an average of 0.16 against the two, with 200 hits in 516 hitters.
Bullpen New York is third in the league with a 3.10 ERA, hitting 526 hits in 520 runs. Closer Clay Holmes had his best performance of the recent time, throwing a two-stroke close-up to take the win last night. Holmes has reached a 2.59 ERA in 62.2 innings. Lou Trivino has been fantastic since getting it on the deadline, scoring 1.59 ERAs with 18 strokes in 17 innings.
Aaron Judge continued his historic season last night, marching three times while bowlers worked carefully to avoid becoming a trivial answer. Judge leads the Major League with a batting average of 0.316, and leads all baseball with 60 home runs and 128 RBI. Judge’s 27 doubles are tied to lead the team, and his 16 stolen bases are second to the team. Giancarlo Stanton had another home run last night, bringing his season total to 28. Anthony Rizzo is second in the team with 31 home runs, adding 20 doubles.
Gleyber Torres has averaged .414 with two home runs in his last seven, and .317 with five home runs in his last 15 games, bringing his season total to 23 home runs. Josh Donaldson has restarted the last seven games, with a hitting average of 0.333 and two home runs. Donaldson tied for team lead with 27 doubles. New York leads the league with 237 home runs and 571 walks.
Red Sox Yankees Final Predictor and Selection
Final prediction and selection for the Red Sox-Yankees: New York -1.5 (-110), over 7.5 (-108)