New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/20/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Deivi Garcia (NYY) vs. Vince Velasquez (PHI)
The Line: New York Yankees -175 / Philadelphia Phillies +160 -- O/U: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees meet in an MLB exhibition matchup on Monday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies come into this one looking to rebound from a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in their last matchup. Andrew McCutchen registered the lone RBI for the Phillies while Mikie Mahtook added a double. J.T. Realmuto, Jay Bruce, Phil Gosselin, Rhys Hoskins, Didi Gregorius and Adam Haseley each chipped in a base hit as well in the losing effort for the Phillies. Zack Wheeler ended up with the loss, falling to 1-1 in spring training after allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four over 4.1 innings of work. Vince Velasquez is expected to start this matchup and is 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA and 6 strikeouts so far in spring training.
The New York Yankees on the other hand, will look to build on back-to-back wins over the Mets, including a 6-0 win on Sunday. All of the Yankees’ damage on the board came via the long ball as Aaron Judge went 2 for 4 with a pair of homers and three RBIs while Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit each had a solo shot as well. Brett Gardner went 2 for 2 at the dish while Gleyber Torres and Thairo Estrada each chipped in a base hit as well in the victory. Jordan Montgomery got the win after throwing five two-hit shutout innings, striking out six on the way to the victory. Deivi Garcia is expected to get the start in this matchup, sporting a 7.36 ERA with an 0-2 record and 8 strikeouts so far in spring training.
We haven’t seen a total released for this game as of yet, but I expect it to be somewhere in the 7.5-8.5 range and if that’s the case, I’ll side with the over. The pitching matchup between Velasquez and Garcia features a pair of pitchers who’ve been batted around in spring training and in the past as well, and both teams have been swinging the bats well in spring training and more recently in summer camp so I’ll back the over here.