Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 09/02/2021 Analysis, Baseball Tips and Forecast
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 09/02/2021 – A final game of a four-game series will take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Boston Red Sox will look forward to splitting this series against the dominating Tampa Bay Rays after their last success. The Red Sox remain a few games behind the Yankees and the Bay Rays are right on top of the AL East Division. Tampa Bay is far ahead of the Yankees and the Red Sox and they look forward to rebounding from their last defeat. The baseball betting strategy has been on and off for both teams and this is all set to be an important game for the Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 09/02/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox finally broke their losing streak after taking out the Bay Rays. The Red Sox improved their overall record to 76-59 and are two games ahead of the Athletics for the AL Wild Card spot. Boston will deliver Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding a 10-7 record on the season with an ERA of 5.12. Rodriguez gave up three runs in a span of seven innings that resulted in a victory against the Cleveland Indians in their last game. Boston will make it to the playoffs if they are consistent with their success.
Players to watch: Rafael Devers 3B (GP 128, AB 482, R 82, H 132, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 32, RBI 97, TB 264, BB 52, SO 114, SB 4, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.348, SLG 0.548, OPS 0.896, WAR 3.6), J.D. Martinez LF (GP 123, AB 479, R 81, H 137, 2B 35, 3B 3, HR 24, RBI 84, TB 250, BB 46, SO 125, SB 0, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.348, SLG 0.522, OPS 0.87, WAR 2.7).
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have nothing to fear since they remain seven games ahead of the Yankees in the AL East Division play. The Bay Rays declined to 84-49 after their last 3-2 defeat against Boston. Tampa Bay will turn in Shane McClanahan to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding a 9-4 record on the season with an ERA of 3.59. This will be McClanahan’s 21st major league career start. The Bay Rays have been successful in McClanahan’s last five starts of the season.
Players to watch: Austin Meadows DH (GP 121, AB 448, R 69, H 105, 2B 27, 3B 2, HR 22, RBI 93, TB 202, BB 55, SO 111, SB 3, AVG 0.234, OBP 0.321, SLG 0.451, OPS 0.772, WAR 1.8), Brandon Lowe 2B (GP 124, AB 443, R 81, H 103, 2B 25, 3B 0, HR 31, RBI 78, TB 221, BB 61, SO 145, SB 6, AVG 0.233, OBP 0.336, SLG 0.499, OPS 0.835, WAR 3.3).
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The baseball betting picks tonight are back in favor of Tampa Bay to win this game and cover the spread. Tampa has a stronger offense and a decent pitcher on the mound. The Bay Rays are holding the 1st rank in runs scored.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 6, Red Sox 4.