New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes - September 6, 2019

How to Watch

Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA

When: Friday, September 6th at 7:10 PM EST

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

Team Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees are only worrying about the race for the top spot in the American League, as they currently are tied with the Astros for best record.

The Yankees have a 99.4% chance to make the postseason and an 11.9% chance to take the World Series according to Baseball-Reference.

The Yankees are favored to win the AL title at 7-4 and stand at 7-2 to win the 2019 World Series.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox will need a miracle September to sneak in as the last Wild Card representative in the American League.

Boston has a slim 2.4% chance to make the postseason and <0.1% to win the World Series according to baseball-reference.com.

The Red Sox have 40-1 odds to win the AL Pennant and 80-1 to win the 2019 World Series in 2019.

Pitcher Notes

New York Yankees: Domingo German (17-3, 4.01 ERA)

German had a solid August for the Yankees, throwing three quality starts in six outings.

  • In his last start, German went five innings, throwing 90 pitches in a 4-3 win over Oakland.
  • The Yanks’ righty allowed ten home runs in August, the most out of any month this season.
  • German struck out 34 batters in 35.1 innings in August over six starts.

Red Sox: Bullpen Game

The Red Sox are expected to use the Friday contest versus the Yankees as a bullpen game. Expect several relievers to see action before the team gets back to their rotation on Saturday.

  • In August, Red Sox pitchers allowed a 4.63 ERA to opposing teams.
  • The Red Sox staff walked a season-high 112 batters in the month of August.
  • Despite the mediocre overall record, Red Sox pitchers allowed their lowest OPS for a month in 2019 at .747.

Hitter Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees are 39-27 away from Yankee Stadium, hitting .275 and scoring 6.23 runs per game on the road.

  • 2B DJ LeMahieu hit .336 in August with nine homers and 19 RBI.
  • SS Gleyber Torres and C Gary Sanchez have hit a team-high 15 homers on the road this season.
  • 1B Luke Voit has a 1.003 OPS on the road for the Yankees this season, a team-high for qualified hitters.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox were just a game over .500 in August, scoring 149 runs over 27 games for a 5.51 runs per game average.

  • OF J.D. Martinez is 1 for 10 against German in his career with one RBI.
  • SS Xander Bogaerts is 4 for 8 versus the Yankees’ right-hander with a solo homer.
  • OF Mookie Betts is 0 for 10 versus German with three strikeouts.

Roster Notes

New York Yankees

  • OF Giancarlo Stanton is getting close to returning after an injury-filled season.
  • 1B Edwin Encarnacion returned from a fractured wrist this week and was slotted in the middle of the Yankees lineup.
  • 3B Gio Urshela has a strained groin and is questionable to return by the start of the playoffs.

Boston Red Sox

  • 2B Dustin Pedroia is on the 60-day IL and could retire due to a chronic knee injury.
  • 2B Michael Chavis is on the 10-day IL with a sprained shoulder.
  • SP Chris Sale is finished for the season with elbow inflammation that has bothered him all year.

Game Odds Yankees vs Red Sox

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