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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/07/2020 MLB Picks, Predictions and Baseball Previews
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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/07/2020 – Two top teams from the AL East division are all set to clash as the Yankees take on Tampa Bay from Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Florida. New York Yankees declined after their unexpected loss against the Philadelphia Phillies in their last series. The Yankees are still at the top of their division, but they hold a 9-3 overall record. Tampa Bay Rays are sitting at the second spot with a 5-7 record and they are yet to reach the .500 mark. The baseball lines for this anticipated game are up and running as they open their first match of a four-game series.
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/07/2020
New York Yankees
The team lost the second game of their doubleheader against the Phillies with an 11-7 score. Last night, New York Yankees struggled once more when they surrendered five and scored four. Jordan Montgomery was the starting pitcher that suffered the loss when he gave up five runs and six hits in a span of just four innings. From the plate, Bret Gardner smashed a run with two hits while Gary Sanchez smashed his first home run of the season. The Yankees are all set to turn in Masahiro Tanaka as their starting pitcher in this game. Tanaka held an 11-9 record last season with an ERA of 4.45.
Players to watch: A. Judge RF (GP12, AB43, R12, H13, 2B2, 3B0, HR7, RBI17, TB36, BB2, SO14, SB0, AVG0.302, OBP0.362, SLG0.837, OPS1.199, WAR0), D. LeMahieu 2B (GP11, AB42, R8, H18, 2B1, 3B0, HR2, RBI5, TB25, BB1, SO4, SB0, AVG0.429, OBP0.442, SLG0.595, OPS1.037, WAR0).
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays lost all three games against Baltimore Orioles in their three-game series and they split their last two against Boston Red Sox. The Bay Rays won the first game with a 5-1 score against Boston while their second game was a 5-0 loss. Tampa Bay was helpless from the plate last night as their pitching unit failed to control opponent hitters. The leading batsman is Brandon Lowe with nine RBIs, seven runs and 13 hits. Joey Wendle and Willy Adames are following Lowe in the second and third spot. Tampa will turn in Blake Snell as their starting pitcher in this game. The southpaw held an ERA of 4.29 with a 6-8 record last season.
Players to watch: B. Lowe 2B (GP12, AB43, R7, H13, 2B3, 3B2, HR2, RBI9, TB26, BB4, SO13, SB0, AVG0.302, OBP0.375, SLG0.605, OPS0.98, WAR0), Y. Diaz 3B (GP11, AB38, R3, H8, 2B2, 3B0, HR0, RBI0, TB10, BB9, SO5, SB0, AVG0.211, OBP0.362, SLG0.263, OPS0.625, WAR0).
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
New York Yankees
NY Yankees are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
Tampa Bay needs a comeback and so does the Yankees. Baseball betting sites have predicted this match to be a close call, but the Yankees will triumph in this game with their powerful batting squad and a decent pitcher.
Score Prediction: New York Yankees 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2.