Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Pick – 5/10/18

A pair of 25-10 teams go at it at Yankee Stadium Thursday night where each will send a southpaw to the mound. The Yankees have been an absolute steamroller as of late winning 18 of their last 20 games. For whatever reason, the odds makers have lacked respect for the red hot Yanks as they’ve only been a two dollar favorite only 3 times during that span. Needless to say, -133 is a pretty nice price today.

Eduardo Rodriguez (5.29 ERA/1.26 WHIP) takes the hill for the BoSox. The lefty hasn’t been sharp as of late, allowing 13 earned runs in his last 16.2 innings. Most recently, he allowed 3 dingers to a mediocre Texas Rangers team over 6 innings. He fanned 10 in that outing and has a great K rate so far this season but he’s getting a bit too much of the plate. Needless to say, if you get too much of the plate vs. this NYY team, you’ll be looking backwards quite a bit.


The Yankees send a rejuvenated (for now at least) C.C. Sabathia (1.39 ERA/0.86 WHIP) to the hill. C.C. has been like a fine wine this season, seemingly getting better with age (for now lol). Not the dominating pitcher he once was, he’s learned to “pitch”, and it’s working. He’s only allowed 23 hits over 32.1 innings this season and has displayed impeccable control with only 5 free passes. His home numbers are even a tad better than his overall numbers with a 1.33 ERA and 0.73 WHIP. He’s absolutely rolling right now allowing only one earned run over his last 19 innings. He’s hitting his spots as evidenced by the stats where he’s given up only 10 hits during that span.

Yankees Hitters vs. Rodriguez

The team has hit .304 vs. Rodriguez in 69 plate appearances. Stanton has never faced him. Judge has gone 0-4 in limited at bats. Outside of Judge, no Yankee hitter has batted less than .292 vs. the lefty.

Red Sox Hitters vs. Sabathia

The active roster has only hit .213 in 178 plate appearances. This includes Bogaerts .143, Benintendi .182, Moreland .200, and HanRam .091. Betts has hit .333 over 26 PA’s but no dingers.

My Red Sox/Yankees Pick: Boston isn’t going to roll over and they
may even give NY a game because this is always a tough rivalry. Heck, the
Yanks only hold a slight 22-21 advantage over the past 3 years. With Sabathia
pitching lights out, Rodriguez getting beat up lately and New York’s sizzling
recent performance, I’m betting on New York to get it done tonight.