July 25, 2019
By StatementGames Team
MLB Network NYY Vs BOS Thursday Night Baseball – The Breakdown
New York Yankees (66–35)
Last 10: 7-3
Boston Red Sox (56–47)
Masahiro Tanaka (7-5, 4.00 ERA, 1.16 WHIP) Vs Rick Porcello (8-7, 1.46 ERA, 1.46 WHIP)
MLB Network NYY Vs BOS Thursday Night Baseball – Hot Take
Can you believe it??? The MLB trade deadline is about a week away and the Bronx Bombers will make their 1st visit to Fenway Park for the 1st time in 2019. The start of a 4 game series begins tonight and if the Red Sox want to prove they are legitimate contenders, now would be a good time to start. Let’s call a spade a spade… Boston has not fared well vs the Yankees in North America or internationally.
The Yankees enter into Fenway Park with the AL’s best record after taking two of three from the Twins in a wild series at Target Field. They currently holds a 10-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays and an 11-game lead over the Boston Red Sox. Currently, the Yanks rank 2nd in MLB runs (578, Red Sox are 1st), fourth in OPS (.814) and 4th in HR (171). Pitching, they ranked 10th in ERA (4.09), 9th in batting average against (.247) and 9th in strikeouts (936). From a bullpen perspective, the team has the 2nd best bullpen ERA in MLB (3.72).
From a Red Sox perspective, we need to keep an eye on Rick Porcello. He has been horrific in his last 4 outings with a 11.65 ERA over this span. He has sucked against the Yankees in 2019 allowing 11 earned runs in 14 hits in 5 innings over two starts (lasting 1/3 of an inning in London). This is fairly surprising as the right hander was great against NY in 2018 (2.31 ERA in 4 starts). Lets see if he can bounce back in a big way.
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10 PT Pick = New York Yankees OVER 6.5 Runs
Do not get cute! Sometimes the obvious is staring at you right in the face. Bronx Bombers are to hot with the bats right now. Porcello has not been good in last 4 and has not been good vs Yanks.
9 PT Pick = Rick Porcello UNDER 6.0 Innings
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8 PT Pick = Total Runs OVER 11.5
Red Sox will score some runs, Fenway Park, Hot Yankee Bats, Tanaka 4.00 ERA