New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox 6/17/2023 – After a thrilling clash in the Bronx last weekend, the New York Yankees (39-30) are back on the road, ready to face their arch-rivals, the despised Boston Red Sox (34-35), in a highly anticipated showdown at Fenway Park. Seeking redemption from their previous series loss, the Yankees are determined to prove their mettle and climb the ranks in the AL East. Currently sitting in third place, the Yankees have been making waves this season with their impressive 39-30 record. The New York Yankees will win this game per the latest baseball betting odds.
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox 6/17/2023
|When:||Saturday, June 17, 7:15 PM EDT|
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New York Yankees
In this crucial matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees are in third place in the fiercely competitive AL East, sporting a solid record of 39-30. They come into this series on a high note, having secured a hard-fought 4-3 victory against the New York Mets, courtesy of a stellar performance by ace Gerrit Cole, who allowed only one run through 6 innings of action.
Taking the mound for the Yankees in this game is Clarke Schmidt, who has displayed resilience despite a challenging season. With an ERA of 4.70 over 67 innings pitched, Schmidt aims to deliver a strong outing against the formidable Red Sox lineup. However, the absence of superstar Aaron Judge casts a shadow over the Yankees’ offensive firepower. Judge, currently sidelined with a toe injury, leads the team with 19 home runs and 40 RBI, leaving a noticeable void in their batting order.
The Yankees struggle with their offense.
The Yankees’ struggle to score runs becomes even more pronounced without Judge’s presence. Recent statistics reveal that the team has been averaging only 3.50 runs per game, lower than the Oakland A’s, with the lowest average in the majors at 3.62 runs per game. Adding to their woes, the anticipated return of Harrison Bader has been postponed, depriving the Yankees of an upgrade in both offensive production and defensive prowess.
Despite their offensive struggles, the Yankees have found solace in their pitching staff, particularly their bullpen, which boasts the best ERA in the league. The Yankees have repeatedly discovered relievers who rise to the occasion and deliver when it matters most.
Clarke Schmidt, entrusted with the task of leading the team in a close contest, has shown glimpses of promise, despite the team losing his last four starts. Over his last five outings, Schmidt has compiled an impressive 2.33 ERA, including a commendable 5.1 innings of one-run ball against the Red Sox in his most recent start.
Players to watch: Gleyber Torres 2B (GP 68, AB 250, R 39, H 63, 2B 8, 3B 1, HR 11, RBI 28, TB 106, BB 30, SO 36, SB 6, AVG 0.252, OBP 0.331, SLG 0.424, OPS 0.755, WAR 0.7, Anthony Rizzo 1B (GP 63, AB 241, R 33, H 64, 2B 8, 3B 0, HR 11, RBI 32, TB 105, BB 21, SO 63, SB 0, AVG 0.266, OBP 0.343, SLG 0.436, OPS 0.779, WAR 1.1
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are in a precarious position, currently standing with a 34-35 record, placing them fifth in the ultra-competitive AL East. Following a disappointing two-game losing streak against the Colorado Rockies, the Red Sox managed to bounce back and salvage the series with a commanding 6-3 victory. Garret Whitlock showcased his skills on the mound, pitching seven complete innings and allowing just two runs, while Alex Verdugo contributed with two well-timed base hits.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s matchup, the Red Sox will entrust Brayan Bello with starting on the mound. Bello has displayed promise, amassing an ERA of 3.78 over 52 innings.
While Boston’s inconsistent bullpen has hindered their progress this season, their offensive capabilities have kept them in the conversation. Ranking as a fringe top 5 team at the plate, the Red Sox possess an arsenal of talented hitters. Leading the charge is the sensational Rafael Devers, who currently leads the team with an impressive 17 home runs and 56 RBI.
Boston’s AL East
On the pitching side of things, the Red Sox face different challenges. Currently sitting at 22nd in team ERA, the Red Sox have struggled with their rotation, despite notable improvements in their bullpen compared to the previous year. However, amidst the chaos, a glimmer of hope emerges in the form of Brayan Bello.
Since the beginning of May, Bello has showcased his growth, delivering a solid 2.93 ERA. In his last start at Yankee Stadium, he pitched a commendable 7.0 innings, allowing only two runs, ultimately leading the Red Sox to an extra-innings victory. While his home run rate has increased compared to last season, Bello’s overall performance exhibits progress from his rookie campaign in 2022.
Players to watch: Alex Verdugo RF (GP 65, AB 257, R 43, H 75, 2B 21, 3B 2, HR 5, RBI 26, TB 115, BB 27, SO 37, SB 3, AVG 0.292, OBP 0.367, SLG 0.447, OPS 0.814, WAR 2.5, Rafael Devers 3B (GP 65, AB 255, R 36, H 63, 2B 16, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 56, TB 130, BB 18, SO 57, SB 0, AVG 0.247, OBP 0.301, SLG 0.51, OPS 0.811, WAR 1.2
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
New York Yankees
NY Yankees are 3-6 SU in their last nine games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last seven games.
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last ten games against Boston.
NY Yankees are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Yankees’ last six games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Yankees’ last five games against an opponent in the American League.
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last seven games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last five games against the NY Yankees.
Boston is 2-5 SU in their last seven games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last six games when playing at home against NY Yankees.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last ten games against an opponent in the American League.
Boston are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against an American League East Division opponent.
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
As the Red Sox brace themselves for an intense battle against their eternal rivals, the Yankees, they face the imperative task of finding consistency both in their offensive firepower and on the mound. But the best MLB betting picks favor a win for the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Sox 4.