Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda (9-8) vs. Rick Porcello (6-11)
The New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Michael Pineda is the probable starter for the Yankees and he'll face Rick Porcello of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -130 and Boston at +120. The over/under was set at 9. The Yankees, with a 66-63 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 64-61 over/under record. The Red Sox are 61-69 against the run line and have a 69-55 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Yankees show up with a 72-57 record, including 35-31 on the road. Michael Pineda has an earned run average of 4.19 and is 9-8 so far on the season while having a 1.23 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 11-9 over his 122.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 135 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-7. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.32 and they've given up 344 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .218 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 164 times and striking out 468 times. New York is averaging 8.37 strikeouts per game while getting 8.65 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.94.
New York ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .252 on the road. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .325 and they hold a .428 team slugging percentage. Chase Headley leads the team in hits with 129 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.8 hits per game.
Boston is 33-32 at home while holding a 60-70 overall record on the season. Rick Porcello is starting this game 6-11 for the season with an earned run average of 5.47 and a WHIP of 1.40. In his starts, the Red Sox are 10-11 and he has allowed 143 hits over 121.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-11. His teammates score an average of 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.28 and they have given up 424 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .263 against the Red Sox bullpen while walking 148 times and striking out 353 times. Boston is averaging 7.42 strikeouts per game while getting 9.4 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53.
They rank 7th in the league in team batting average with a .264 average while hitting .292 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Red Sox sit at .324 and they hold a .411 team slugging percentage. Xander Bogaerts leads the team in hits with 153 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.18 hits a game.
The Yankees have committed 79 errors and have combined for 1,259 assists and 3,491 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Red Sox have committed 79 errors on the season with 1,320 assists and 3,472 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 64-61 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 66-63 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 69-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 61-69 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/30/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg doubtful Monday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/25/15 P CC Sabathia Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Boston Red Sox
08/31/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Shoulder is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. New York Yankees
08/30/15 C Ryan Hanigan Calf "?" Monday vs. New York Yankees
08/28/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/11); out for season
08/15/15 P Steven Wright Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
08/11/15 P Koji Uehara Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8), out for season
07/25/15 2B Dustin Pedroia Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/23)
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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