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ALDS Game 4
(2-1) Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees (2-2)
Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018
Time: 8:07 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY.
Projected Starters: Porcello vs. Sabathia
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF (As of 1:15am ET on Tuesday)
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Boston Red Sox
Boston came into Yankee Stadium in Game 3, mugged the Yankees and stole back home-field advantage in the ALDS with a resounding blowout win.
I can’t actually confirm the final score because I’m writing this in the eighth inning on Monday night but it’s 14–1. Boston has out-hit New York, 17–5.
All the run support and Nathan Eovaldi’s strong outing will reset Boston’s bullpen and give it a much-needed rest, even after the day off, given all the work it had to do in Games 1 and 2.
Brock Holt and Rafael Devers each got their first start of the postseason, Devers at third and Holt at second, replacing Eduardo Nunez and Ian Kinsler, respectively.
It isn’t typical of an 108-win team to have so many moving parts at key positions in the lineup but Boston has an usually high number of underperforming players in starting roles, for a team that had so much success. Devers and Holt each had multiple hits on Monday but probably won’t start against CC Sabathia in Game 4.
Sabathia has always pitched well against Boston and in the biggest of games, such as this one. The Red Sox will stack the lineup with right-handed hitters but Sabathia’s cutter and changeup are still both effective against right-handers.
New York Yankees
It was initially reported that Rick Porcello would start Game 3, but Alex Cora pushed him back a day to give him some more rest after a brief relief appearance in Game 1, three days ago now.
It was such a brief outing that there shouldn’t be much concern about Porcello pitching on “short rest.” In fact, that relief appearance acted like a bullpen session. Porcello should be good to go.
He had a good deal of success against New York in the regular season and matches up well against all the right-handed hitting in the Yankees’ lineup, similar to Eovaldi on Monday versus Sale and Price over the weekend.
This game may be a must-win for New York, but Boston ought to put a lot of emphasis on trying to bury the Yankee here and now.
The Sox do have Chris Sale coming back in Game 5, if needed, but he just doesn’t have the feel of an ace in the playoffs. The arm problems have derailed what was another fine regular season for him and given how he threw in Game 1, the Red Sox should not count on seven innings out of him in a potential Game 5.
Aaron Hicks again didn’t play in Game 3. After Game 2, it sounded like he would be healthy enough to give it a go but hamstrings are tough. Assume he’s going to play unless he absolutely cannot in this one, but how effective will he be, especially in center field? The Yankees can’t risk playing a gimpy man in center.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1-1 in BOS last 8 overall.
- Over is 6-1-1 in BOS last 8 on grass.
- BOS are 2-7 in their last 9 playoff games.
- Over is 8-1 in NYY last 9 overall.
- Over is 7-1 in NYY last 8 vs. American League East.
- Under is 6-2 in NYY last 8 Tue. games.
- Head to Head: BOS are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in New York.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction: New York levels.
I was really questioning whether or not Boston would be able to split the two in New York and send it back home for Game 5. It’s done that, but finishing the Yankees off in four will be even tougher. I think the winner of this game wins the series, though.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
MLB Free Game 4 Score Prediction: Boston 4 – New York 5
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