New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (76-58) at New York Yankees (71-62)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Doug Fister (3-7) (5.13) vs. S Gray (8-8) (3.26)
The Line: New York Yankees -162 / Boston Red Sox +147 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, YES
The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees face off in game two of their four game weekend set from Yankee Stadium on Friday.
The Boston Red Sox will look to rebound and tie the series at one win apiece after dropping the opener by a final score of 6-2 on Thursday. Andrew Benintendi went 2 for 2 with an RBI and three walks, while Xander Bogaerts added an RBI of his own despite going 0 for 4 at the dish. Eduardo Nunez and Christian Vazquez each added a base hit as the BoSox put up just four base hits as a team in the loss. Eduardo Rodriguez took the loss, faliing to 4-5 this season after giving up five runs on ten hits while walking a pair and striking out four over five innings of work. Doug Fister will start game two and is 3-7 with a 4.53 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. In his career, Fister is 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA and 20 strikeouts against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees will look to build after snapping their three game losing skid with their win on Thursday. Greg Bird led the charge, going 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs. Gary Sanchez went 2 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs while Didi Gregorius added a run of his own to cap off the scoring for the Yanks in the win. Starlin Castro and Chase Headley each had a pair of hits with a double while Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks also had two hits in the winning effort. Todd Frazier added a base knock of his own for New York. CC Sabathia got the win to improve to 11-5 this season after giving up just one run on four hits while walking five and striking out six over six innings of work. Sonny Gray will get the nod and is 8-8 with a 3.26 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 1-3 with a 4.88 ERA and 22 strikeouts against Boston.
Boston is 19-9 in their last 28 games overall and 10-4 in their last 14 road games while the under is 3-1-1 in Fister’s last 5 starts overall. New York is 4-9 in their last 13 home games against a team with a winning road record and 4-1 in their last 5 game two matchups while the under is 4-1 in Gray’s last 5 starts. Boston is just 3-8 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in New York.
Even though Boston got the better of Gray in the last meeting, Gray hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in his last eleven starts between Oakland and New York. What I think this truly comes down to is that the Yankees need these wins much much more than Boston does, as New York is trying to hold down a wild card spot, and I think they take another step in that direction, kicking September off with a win.