New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (17-12) at New York Yankees (10-17)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
D Price (4-0) (6.14) vs. N Eovaldi (1-2) (5.46)
The Line: New York Yankees +124 / Boston Red Sox -134 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, NESN
The MLB has another installment of the historic Red Sox-Yankees rivalry all set for us Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
This will be game two of the three-game weekend set. In Friday’s opener, the Yankees were able to dig out a tense 3-2 victory despite getting out-hit by Boston 13-6.
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The Red Sox will be giving the ball to left-hander David Price on Saturday. Over his six starts this season, Price is carrying a 1.28 WHIP and a 6.14 ERA despite a 4-0 record over 36.2 total innings. On Sunday against these same Yankees in his last appearance, Price allowed six runs on eight hits in seven innings, but still got the win.
The Boston lineup has shown itself to be pretty deep overall, and quite productive. Dustin Pedroia is out front with 40 hits and 20 runs, while Xander Bogaerts has amassed 36 hits and 21 runs. Big-hitting veteran and Red Sox fixture David Ortiz has put up seven homers and a team-high 25 RBI. Ortiz bashed a two-run homer on Friday.
As for the Yankees, they’ll be rolling with right-hander Nathan Eovaldi in a mirror matchup of this past Sunday’s game. Eovaldi has made five starts this year toward a 5.46 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP and a 1-2 record over 29.2 innings. In his last appearance, Eovaldi was pretty sketchy on six runs with 10 hits in five innings against Boston.
New York has been altogether ineffective this season, and that includes their hitters. Starlin Casto is about the only success story with his 30 hits and 12 RBI. Jacoby Ellsbury hasn’t been bad with 26 hits, 10 runs and nine RBI. Mark Teixeira has had trouble getting on track with his 20 hits, 11 RBI and .215 BA. Teixeira went 0-for-4 on Friday.
The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last six game twos of a series, and 8-2 in their last 10 Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 2-5 in their last seven game twos of a series and 2-7 in their last nine overall.
The Yankees have been in a tailspin over the past few weeks, so I refuse to trust them for anything. Despite that bloated ERA, I’ll take Price and the Red Sox to get their proverbial mojo back here.