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ALDS Game 2
(1-1) New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox (1-0)
Date: Saturday October 6, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA.
Projected Starters: Tanaka vs. Price
MLB Moneyline Odds: New York +105 / Boston -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: New York -185 / Boston +165
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.0 (Over +100 / Under -120)
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New York Yankees
New York had chances throughout Game 1 but could never quite break through and overcome Boston’s quick start.
JA Happ allowed all five of Boston’s runs in the first three innings (and didn’t get an out in the third) but New York’s bullpen buttoned the hatches. Chad Green and Lance Lynn each threw two innings of shutout ball; Britton and Robertson finished the seventh and eighth.
That nifty relief work gave the Yankees six innings to chip away at the Red Sox’ 5–0 lead but only Luke Voit came up with a big hit before Aaron Judge’s solo homer in the ninth that trimmed the lead to 5–4.
Giancarlo Stanton struck out a couple of times in big spots, as did the Yankees’ rookies, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres.
Aaron Hicks started the game but was replaced by a pinch-runner after getting a hit in the fourth inning. Hicks has a hamstring problem and his status ahead of Game 2 is unknown as I write this. That will be an important injury to follow-up on.
Boston Red Sox
While New York’s inability to deliver the clutch hit was the story out of New York in Game 1, Boston fans are applauding the bullpen, which got eleven outs from five different guys, not without some drama.
The only guy of the five who didn’t allow at least one hit was Matt Barnes, who came in with the bases loaded, no outs and Stanton coming to the plate and escaped with only allowing one of those inherited runners to score. Aside from JD Martinez’s three-run homer in the first inning, it was the single most important performance the Red Sox got all night.
The ease at which New York’s bullpen chopped down Boston’s lineup doesn’t bode well for the rest of the series; neither does how the final six innings of the game went, after Boston ran out to its 5-0 lead.
The Red Sox may have won Game 1 but they have a questionable amount of momentum on their side heading into Game 2. It took about as good of an effort out of Chris Sale Boston could have hoped for and all hand on deck out of the bullpen, including Rick Porcello in the eighth inning, to win by a run on Friday night.
David Price has pitched in more games against the Yankees (42) than any other opponent in his career. New York has crushed him a lot of the time, averaging a 134 OPS+ in over 1,000 plate appearances against Price over the years.
This season alone, Price was 0–3 with an ERA over 10.00 in four starts against the Yankees.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYY are 39-15 in their last 54 Sat. games.
- Over is 9-1-1 in BOS last 11 overall.
- Over is 9-1-1 in BOS last 11 on grass.
- Under is 7-2-1 in BOS last 10 Sat. games.
- Head to Head: NYY are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Boston.
Free New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction: the Yankees strike back.
What I saw in Game 1 didn’t do anything to lead me to believe Boston has the stronger roster, other than the Hicks’ injury, which will weaken New York.
With Sale out of the way for a while, the Yankees should feast offensively and I trust Tanaka to pitch well, not shutdown, but well.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: New York +105
MLB Free Game 2 Score Prediction: New York 8 – Boston 3
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