New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (76-58) at New York Yankees (71-62)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
D Pomeranz (14-4) (3.23) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (10-10) (4.69)
The Line: New York Yankees -130 / Boston Red Sox +120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, NESN
Out at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, we’ve got more MLB rivalry action coming in the AL East between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
In game one, the Yankees pulled off a 6-2 victory. On Friday, the Red Sox evened the series with a 4-1 win.
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For the Saturday game, the Red Sox will be bringing out lefty Drew Pomeranz. In his 142.0 innings and 14-4 record this year, Pomeranz has a 3.23 ERA with 149 Ks and 57 BBs.
Boston has some notable hitters this year. Mookie Betts came into Friday with 139 hits, 83 runs, 18 homers and 78 RBI while Andrew Benintendi has been great on 130 hits, 67 runs, 18 homers and 73 RBI. Betts had one hit on Friday; Benintendi ripped a solo homer.
The Yankees will be going with RHP Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday. In his 147.2 innings and 10-10 record this year, Tanaka has a 4.69 ERA with 155 Ks and 34 BBs.
New York has some notable bats on board as well. Brett Gardner came into Friday with 128 hits, 82 runs, 20 homers and 53 RBI while Didi Gregorius had 128 hits, 56 runs, 19 homers and 62 RBI in that time. Gardner had one hit and a run; Judge had the RBI and a hit.
The Red Sox are 5-1 in the last six during game three of a series and 4-0 in Pomeranz’s last four starts on grass. Boston is also 5-1 in Pomeranz’s last six road starts and 20-8 in Pomeranz’s last 28 starts.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 4-1 in the last five Saturday games and 2-5 in their last seven during game three of a series. New York is also 4-1 in Tanaka’s last five starts and 35-16 in Tanaka’s last 51 home starts.
Pomeranz has been pretty solid lately, following up 8.2 innings of no-earned, eight-hit ball with three earned on seven hits in 6.0 innings in Toronto his last time out. As for Tanaka, he gave up three earned in 7.0 innings in Detroit, then followed that up with one earned on six hits in 7.0 innings against Seattle. I think the Red Sox eke one out here, but due to the solid pitching matchup the play is probably the under.