Yankees vs. Red Sox (August 14): Sox and Yanks Send Hot Pitchers to the Hill to Try and Claim Series
The biggest rivalry in baseball was renewed this weekend when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox started a 3-game series. The series is tied 1-1 heading into the final game on Sunday.
This will be the 13th game between the two teams this season, and the season series is pretty even. The Yankees hold a 7-5 advantage, but they have only won. 2 of their last 10 games. The Red Sox aren’t much better, winners of only 3 of their last 10.
In such a big rivalry, every win matters. The teams will battle to claim a series victory, and both starting pitchers that are headed to the hill are on hot streaks. Jameson Taillon and Michael Wacha will duel in a likely low-scoring game.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Matchup Information and Betting Odds
- Matchup: New York Yankees (72-42, 31-27 away, 1st in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (56-59, 28-30 home, 5th in the AL East)
- Venue & Location: Fenway Park (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
- Game Time: 7:08 p.m. Eastern Time
- Yankees vs. Mariners TV Info: ESPN
Yankees vs. Red Sox Pitching Matchup
- New York Yankees: Jameson Taillon (2022: 22 starts, 11-2, 3.95 ERA)
- Boston Red Sox: Michael Wacha (2022: 13 starts, 6-1, 2.69 ERA)
Yankees vs. Red Sox Odds
- New York Yankees -142
- Boston Red Sox +120
- Over 9 (-104)
- Under 9 (-118)
- New York Yankees -1.5 (+112)
- Boston Red Sox +1.5 (-134)
Is the Under the Play on Sunday?
Both starters will be at top form on Sunday night. Jameson Taillon is 11-2 on the season, and he went 7 innings in his last start. On Monday, he only allowed 3 hits, even though two of them were home runs. He got the win, so he will be aiming for wins in back-to-back starts.
Michael Wacha, hasn’t pitched since June 28th due to a shoulder injury. His last win came on June 22nd against Detroit. In that game he lasted 6 innings, allowing only 5 hits and 2 runs. His goal will be to bounce back from injury and pick up where he left off.
Taillon has an impressive K/BB ratio, as he has struck out 104 and only walked 24. In comparison, Wacha has 22 walks on the season, but he has only struck out 50.
Wacha is more of a pitch to contact style of pitcher. His ERA is extremely low for how little he is striking out batters. At 2.69, his ERA leads all Boston starting pitchers. Even though he missed some time, his 6-1 record should speak for itself.
Both teams have been playing poorly over the last 10 games. Here are the splits for Boston and New York in their last 10:
Red Sox and Yankees Last 10 Games
- Red Sox: 3-7, .249 batting average, 5.87 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
- Yankees: 2-8, .227 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored by 8 runs
Josh Donaldson has been the hottest Yankee hitter, which is a change from Aaron Judge who has dominated the season. Donaldson is 11-for-37 in the last 10 games. He has 4 doubles, 2 home runs, and 8 RBIs in that stretch of time.
For the Red Sox, watch out for Alex Verdugo, as he has 7 doubles in his last 10 games. The Sox haven’t played the best at home, so they could use a spark from their hottest hitter.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction and Picks
Yankees vs. Red Sox Prediction: Yankees to win
Yankees vs. Red Sox Picks: Under 9 total runs (+100 at Caesars Sportsbook)
The game looks like it should go under the total run line. 9 runs is quite high for the two starters on the mound. If Wacha has a good return from injury, it will definitely be in the running to hit.
The Under has great value at +100. It hit in the first two games of the series, and with even better pitchers on the mound to start, the trends don’t lie. Jump on the bet before the odds get tighter.