Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, third game in the series. The Red Sox don’t know how to win in New York this season. The first two games were a humiliation against the Yankees. The home team is playing well this year with a more solid job on offense. For now the Yankees lead the division.
Boston Red Sox: Bad year.
The Red Sox are last in the division at 6-15, those numbers make them the second worst team of the season (the first is Pittsburgh). In the first games of the series the Red Sox lost 3-10 and 5-11. After this series the team returns home to play two games against the Philadelphia Phillies.
On the road the record is negative with 3 wins and six losses. The last victory was against the Rays 5-0. The team is scoring an average of 3.78 runs, 2.22 walks, 9.67 strikeouts, 1.44 home runs. The Red Sox allow up to 5.78 runs and 1.56 home runs.
Chris Mazza will be on the mound tonight. This is his second year as a professional. Last season the record for him was 1-1 with a 5.51 ERA. This season he is 0-0, but with one game as a relief pitcher for 2.2 innings allowing a single hit.
New York Yankees: Dominant as always.
The Yankees haven’t had strong rivals in the division this season. For now the team leads the division with 14 wins and only 6 losses. Four straight wins, the last two of this series and two more of a short series against the Atlanta Braves. The home record is solid at 8-1, the only loss was on August 5 against the Phillies 7-11.
At home the Yankees are hitting an average of 7.56 runs per game, 4.44 walks, 6.78 strikeouts, 9.89 hits and 2.22 home runs. In the last four home games the Yankees have averaged 9 runs. The team allows up to 4.56 runs, 8.56 strike outs, and 1.22 home runs.
J.A. Happ will open the game tonight. Happ is a 14-year veteran of the majors. 121-91 overall since 2007. Last season was positive for him with 12-8 and 4.91 ERA. This year, he is winless in two games as a 0-1 starter. In 7 innings this season, Happ has allowed 7 hits, 8 runs and 3 homeruns. The only loss was against the Phillies at home.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees 08/16/2020 is: take the OVER 9.5 (TOTALS).
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