The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meet Saturday in MLB action from Yankee Stadium. This will be the second installment in a three-game series over the weekend. In the Friday opener the Sox eked out a win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Boston Red Sox
Boston played the Guardians this week, losing two of three games for a series loss. On Friday versus New York, the Red Sox managed 10 team hits in a 3-2 win. Starter Garrett Whitlock lasted 6.1 frames with one earned, seven hits and a walk.
For the starter job in the Saturday matchup it’ll be Boston’s Tanner Houck. This year over his 11 starts Houck is 3-5 with a 5.46 ERA and 56 Ks in 57.2 innings. Houck is 12-14 with a 3.71 ERA in 64 games (31 starts) over his career.
New York Yankees
Over on the New York side, they managed just one win in three games versus the White Sox this week. On Friday the Yankees had nine team hits but couldn’t come back from a 3-1 deficit in the seventh. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole had 6.0 innings with two earned on seven hits and a walk.
It’ll be Domingo German in the start for the Yankees on Saturday. This year over his 11 starts German is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 59 Ks in 61.0 frames. German is 29-24 with a 4.29 ERA in 103 career games (81 starts).
The Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last five in game two of a series. Boston is 15-36 in their last 51 road games versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 5-0 in their last five Saturday games and 83-37 in their last 120 in game two of a series. New York is 43-19 in their last 62 versus a team with a losing record.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll take a stab on the Yankees here. Probably not touching it, though. The good news is that German is coming off a pretty nice start versus the Dodgers his last time out, going 6.2 innings with one earned on four hits and a walk in a no-decision. That said, German was a little sketchy (6.1 innings; four earned) in a win over Seattle prior to that. On Friday New York didn’t get much from their big hitters outside of DJ LeMahieu’s 2-for-4 performance; it was a pretty flat night offensively. I’m leaning toward New York to turn it around on Saturday but I’m not touching it.