New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, Florida

When: Thursday, July 4th at 5:10 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Rays TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun, WDAE 620 AM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees lost to the Mets on Tuesday night, but their season has been spectacular with 54 wins in their first 83 games in 2019.

The Yankees have a 98.6% chance to make the postseason and a 10.9% chance to take the World Series.

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

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays have won 50 games this season and are closing in on the first-place Yankees.

Tampa Bay has a 93.2% chance to make the postseason and a 8.2% chance to take the World Series.

The Rays are 12-1 to win the American League and 25-1 to win the 2019 World Series title.

Pitcher Notes

New York Yankees: J.A. Happ (7-4, 5.23 ERA)

In June, Happ continued to struggle, throwing just 21 innings in four starts, striking out an anemic 11 batters over that span.

Happ had his worst start of the season on June 23rd, his last outing, allowing eight earned runs in four innings against the Astros.

  • Happ has just five quality starts in his first 16 outings of the season.
  • The Yanks’ lefty has been better on the road, posting a 4.05 ERA as batters are hitting .230 against Happ.
  • Happ has allowed seven homers in his last six starts, including three to the Astros on June 23rd.

Rays: Yonny Chirinos (7-4, 3.10 ERA)

Chirinos has been very good in his last four starts but poor run support has led to four straight losses for the righty.

The Tampa starter has thrown five consecutive quality starts, all in the month of June.

  • In his last start against Texas, Chirinos allowed three earned runs over six innings but did allow nine baserunners on the night.
  • Chirinos struck out 34 batters in 37.1 innings in his six June starts.
  • The Rays’ righty has held batters to a .214 average at Tropicana.

Hitter Notes

New York Yankees

June was a great month for the Yankees as they scored a season-high 176 runs on 96 extra-base hits.

As a team, New York hit a staggering .286 for the month of June and posted an .860 OPS.

  • OF Aaron Judge is 2 for 4 against Chirinos with two singles and a walk.
  • C Gary Sanchez is 0 for 8 with three strikeouts in his career against Chirinos.
  • 2B Gleyber Torres is 1 for 6 versus the Rays’ righty with three strikeouts.

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay had their worst month of the year in June, going 13-16 and hitting a season-low .241 at the plate.

The Rays had just 82 extra-base hits and 125 runs for the month.

  • OF Avisail Garcia is 4 for 12 versus Happ, with two homers and three RBI.
  • OF Kevin Kiermaier is 5 for 21 against the Yankees’ starter with three RBI.
  • OF Tommy Pham is 2 for 3 in his career against the lefty with a double.

Roster Notes

New York Yankees

  • OF Giancarlo Stanton won’t be ready until August due to a sprained PCL in his right knee.
  • 1B Kendrys Morales has been released by the Yankees.
  • SP Domingo German returned from a hip flexor with his start yesterday against the Mets.

Tampa Bay Rays

  • SP Tyler Glasnow has been moved to the 60-day IL with a forearm strain.
  • RP Diego Castillo has shoulder inflammation and is on the 10-day IL.
  • 2B Christian Arroyo has forearm tendinitis and sits on the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Yankees vs Rays

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Moneyline

SportsbookNY YankeesTB RaysLink
888Sport NJ-120-103
BetStars NJ-118+100 

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 9  Under 9Link
888Sport NJ-121+100
BetStars NJ-137+115

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Run Line

SportsbookNY Yankees -1.5TB Rays +1.5Link
888Sport NJ+138-167
BetStars NJ-250+205 

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