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

How to Watch

Where: London Stadium, London, England

When: Saturday, June 29th at 1:05 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 have posted a record of 44-38, nine games behind the Yankees at this point of the season.

Boston has dropped down to a 31.7% chance of reaching the postseason and a 1.0% probability to take the World Series crown according to Baseball Reference.

The Red Sox has risen to 8-1 to win the American League and 14-1 to take back-to-back World Series crowns.

New York Yankees

The Yankees have distanced themselves from the AL East pack, leading Tampa Bay by seven games at the season’s halfway point.

New York’s superb record has given the Yankees a 96.7% chance to make the playoffs and a 9.4% probability to take the World Series.

The Yankees are favored to win the AL at 2-1 and are 4-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Red Sox: Rick Porcello (5-7, 4.52 ERA)

After throwing two strong starts, Porcello allowed five earned runs in his last outing against the Blue Jays on the 23rd.

In that game, Porcello struck out just two over six innings, but did not allow a home run.

  • In June, Porcello has allowed a 4.75 ERA over 30.1 innings.
  • The Boston starter has allowed 41 baserunners in his 30.1 June innings.
  • Porcello continues to chew up innings as he’s thrown 94 pitches or more in his last six starts.
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Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.21 ERA)

The Yankees’ starter has been great in his last two June starts, posing a complete game shutout against Tampa Bay and a two-run quality start against the Astros.

Tanaka has thrown 15 innings of two-run baseball, with 11 strikeouts in those last two outings.

  • Tanaka’s control is elite as he’s only issued 10 walks in his last 63 innings.
  • The Yankees’ righty has allowed 13 home runs this season.
  • Tanaka has struck out just 20 batters in his 27.2 innings in June, an uncharacteristically low strikeout rate for the right-hander.

Hitter Notes

Boston Red Sox

Boston is having their second straight solid month after a poor April, posting a 15-10 record.

The Red Sox have hit .282 in June with 100 extra-base hits. The team has scored 138 runs in 25 contests this month for a scoring average over 5.5 runs per game.

  • OF Andrew Benintendi is 8 for 24 against Tanaka with two solo homers to his credit.
  • OF Mookie Betts is 13 for 42 versus Tanaka with two homers, three doubles and seven RBI.
  • SS Xander Bogaerts is 11 for 38 against the Yankees’ starter with one homer and four RBI.

New York Yankees

New York is 15-9 in June, behind a stellar offense that has scored 147 runs behind the power of 82 extra-base hits.

The Yankees are hitting a season-high .277 in June, posting a ridiculous team OPS of .834.

  • C Gary Sanchez in his career versus Porcello is 3 for 16 with one homer and four RBI.
  • 2B Gleyber Torres is 2 for 9 versus Porcello with three Ks.
  • OF Brett Gardner is 17 for 58 with five doubles and two homers against Boston’s starter.

Roster Notes

Boston Red Sox

  • SP Nathan Eovaldi has slowed his rehab from elbow surgery and remains on the 60-day IL.
  • 1B Mitch Moreland continues to recover from a quad strain that has kept him out for three weeks.
  • RP Heath Hembree has a strained elbow drawing concern from Boston’s training staff and he’s on the 10-day IL.

New York Yankees

  • OF Giancarlo Stanton has sprained his PCL in his right knee and won’t return until August at the earliest.
  • 1B Kendrys Morales has been DFA’d and the Yankees have ten days to trade or release the slugger.
  • SP Domingo German is throwing and could see a rehab start this weekend for the Yankees.

Game Odds

The odds will be updated as they are made available