Red Sox at Yankees - 7/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (49-38) at New York Yankees (44-44)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Eduardo Rodriguez (1-3) (8.59) vs. M Pineda (3-8) (5.38)
The Line: New York Yankees / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been hot all year, and they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 117 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 56 RBI and David Ortiz has 22 home runs. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the nod, and he’s 1-3 with a 8.59 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Yankees have scored 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The New York Yankees offense has woken up recently, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Didi Gregorius leads New York with 89 hits, Carlos Beltran has 56 RBI and Starlin Castro has 10 home runs. Michael Pineda takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 5.38 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 1-4 in Rodriguezs last 5 starts. The Yankees are 3-10 in their last 13 games following an off day and 5-2 in Pinedas last 7 starts. The Red Sox are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Rodriguez hasn't pitched much this season and Pineda has been able to show signs of turning things around as of late. I'm going to side with the Yankees in this spot given the pitching advantage on New York's side.