New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/16/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (61-59) at New York Yankees (75-45)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Blake Snell (13-5) (2.18) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (9-3) (4.17)
The Line: New York Yankees -170 / Tampa Bay Rays +150 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
Thursday MLB brings us to the Big Apple where the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees conclude their series.
The Tampa Bay Rays had everything go their way in a 6-1 win at the Yankees on Wednesday. Tampa Bay sent four pitchers to the mound and Ryan Yarbrough improved to 11-5 with 4.1 scoreless innings.
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The Rays hammered out eleven hits and walked five times with Mallex Smith going 3-5 with a homer, two RBI’s and two runs while Brandon Lowe knocked in two followed by Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier with a run and RBI each.
Tampa Bay sends left hander Blake Snell to the mound for the final game of the series at the Yankees. Snell defeated Toronto 7-0 last time out with five perfect innings pitched.
The New York Yankees missed out on a chance to pick up a game in the standings with Wednesday’s loss where the arm’s and bats came up short. New York starter Luis Cessa was charged with five runs over 3.1 frames before three relievers stopped the bleeding.
The Yankees offense consisted of five hits and four bases on balls with Miguel Andujar accounting for the scoring with his 19th long ball in the second.
The Yankees end their series with Tampa Bay with Masahiro Tanaka on the hill. Tanaka comes off of a 12-7 loss to Texas with six runs plated on six hits (three homers) over five frames.
Tampa Bay are 7-21 in their last 28 games on grass and over is 6-2 in Tampa Bay last 8 on grass. NY Yankees are 7-2 in their last 9 overall and NY Yankees are 61-21 in their last 82 home games and over is 5-2-2 in NY Yankees last 9 home games. NY Yankees are 10-2 in Tanaka’s last 12 starts vs. Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay are 6-22 in the last 28 meetings in New York.
Very few teams have gotten to Snell this season but the Yankees have done so twice. Can they make it three?