Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 9/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (77-69) at Boston Red Sox (82-64)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm (Fenway Park)
B Mitchell (1-1) (2.46) vs. D Price (16-8) (3.81)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -265 / New York Yankees +220 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
Headed our way on Saturday afternoon, we’ve got another installment of the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox from Fenway Park in a big MLB rivalry series.
In Thursday’s opener, the Red Sox secured a 7-5 victory. On Friday, Boston squashed a late Yankees rally for a 7-4 win.
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Pitching for the Yankees on Saturday will be right-hander Bryan Mitchell. In his two starts and 1-1 record this year, Mitchell owns a 2.45 ERA with a 1.91 WHIP in 7.1 innings. Mitchell took a loss his last time out against LA, going 2.1 innings with eight hits and two earned.
New York features a few noteworthy hitters on their roster. Starlin Castro has bagged 152 hits with 62 runs, 21 homers and 69 RBI. Didi Gregorius sits on 140 hits with 63 runs and 65 RBI. Jacoby Ellsbury holds 135 hits with 66 runs and 52 RBI.
Over on the Red Sox side, we’ll be seeing lefty David Price on Saturday. Across 31 starts and a 16-8 record so far, Price owns a 3.81 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP in 205.2 innings. Price bagged yet another win in his last outing against Baltimore, with eight innings, two hits and two earned.
Boston also has some interesting hitters at their disposal. Mookie Betts has logged 194 hits with 111 runs, 30 homers and 105 RBI. Dustin Pedroia has totaled 189 hits with 98 runs and 66 RBI. Xander Bogaerts holds 177 hits with 106 runs and 85 RBI.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five game threes of a series, and 4-1 in their last five Saturday games. New York is also 7-3 in their last 10 against the AL East, and 1-5 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 4-1 in their last five Saturday games, and 5-11 in their last 16 game threes of a series. Boston is also 7-0 in Price’s last seven starts, and 4-1 in Price’s last five home starts.
I can’t find a whole lot of reasons to pick the Yankees here, especially with Price on the mound. I’ll take the Red Sox.