Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, NY

When: Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): ESPN, Red Sox TV/Radio: NESN, WEEI, 93.7 FM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox hit the road again, heading to New York, after going 3-8 in their first road trip of 2019.

On the 11-game road trip, the Red Sox scored only 46 runs and allowed 72 to open the season.

The Red Sox are 4-1 odds to win the AL Pennant and 8-1 to win the 2019 WS Title in 2019.

New York Yankees

The Yankees have lost each of their first three home series to start 2019, only the second time that’s happened in the last 100 years.

New York has scored only 32 runs in their nine home games this season, an average of 3.55 runs per game.

The Yankees are +325 to win the AL and 7-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 8.40 ERA)

Eovaldi, one of the heroes of the 2018 World Series, has been rocked by opposing hitters this season.

Eovaldi allowed five runs over five innings in his last start against the Blue Jays on April 11th.

  • Eovaldi has struck out just 10 hitters in 15 innings in 2019.
  • The Red Sox pitcher has allowed a .316 batting average in his three 2019 starts.
  • Eovaldi has given up a whopping six homers in 2019.

Yankees: J.A. Happ (0-2, 8.76 ERA)

The Yankees lefty had a rough start against the White Sox on April 12th, giving up six earned runs in four innings.

For the season, Happ has struck out 13 in his 12.1 innings pitched this season.

  • Opposing hitters have a .345 average against Happ this season.
  • Happ has surrendered 19 hits over his 12.1 innings this year.
  • The Yankees starter has given up four home runs, with three coming in his two 2019 starts at Yankee Stadium.

Hitter Notes

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have yet to find the offensive groove they established last season when they led the league in scoring with 876 runs.

Mookie Betts is top five in the American League with 13 runs scored for the Red Sox this season.

  • DH Steve Pearce versus Happ is 11 for 32 with six homers and 16 RBI.
  • SS Xander Bogaerts has struggled against Happ, going 5 for 31, with a double and one RBI.
  • OF Mookie Betts is 7 for 34 with two homers and five RBI in his career at-bats against Happ.

New York Yankees

Despite the Yankees’ struggles offensively, two hitters have shined among the best in the American League.

2B D.J. LeMahieu is hitting .396 and injured C Gary Sanchez has hit six home runs thru Sunday to rank in the top five in the AL in each category.

  • OF Aaron Judge has gone 2 for 7 against Eovaldi, with one double.
  • 2B D.J. LeMahieu is 2 for 12 versus the Red Sox right-hander, with one RBI.
  • Eovaldi has stifled 2B Gleyber Torres, with the youngster posting a 1 for 8 mark.

Roster Notes

Boston Red Sox

  • SS Brock Holt will go on a rehab assignment before returning from a damaged eye.
  • RP Brian Johnson is recovering from a left elbow injury and will see a doctor this week.
  • OF Andrew Benintendi missed Monday’s game with a foot injury.

New York Yankees

  • 3B Miguel Andujar has started throwing in his recovery from a labrum tear.
  • OF Giancarlo Stanton is still unsure when he’ll return from a biceps injury.
  • OF Aaron Hicks does not have a return date from his strained lower back.

Game Odds

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