MLB Baseball Vegas Online Sports Betting & Free Predictions Friday June 29th, 2018
Long-time Rivals Boston and New York Meet with Both at the Top of Their Game
The greatest rivalry in baseball is set to resume as the Boston Red Sox visit the New York Yankees this weekend. With the two teams among the three best in baseball nearing the halfway point of the season, the electricity in the stadium and on the field is bound to feel like a playoff atmosphere.
The Red Sox overtook the Yankees for first in the AL East this week as they’ve won six of their last seven games. That includes taking two of three from Seattle and then sweeping the Angels this week. The pitching has been really good, but the offense has been on fire.
Boston has allowed two runs or less in four of the wins. They’ve scored nine runs or more in four of them as well.
New York has been one of the best and hottest teams in baseball for over two months, but they’ve slipped up a little bit in the past week and that’s allowed the Red Sox to pass them. They were swept by Tampa Bay on the weekend, just the first time all season a team’s been able to do that. They bounced back this week by taking two of three from Philadelphia but add it all up and they are 2-4 in their last six.
They were 17-4 in their previous 21.
Among the four recent losses they were shut out twice and scored just one run in the other one.
Boston is averaging 4.92 RPG in June and their team ERA is 3.32.
New York is averaging 3.96 RPG in June and their team ERA is 2.35 which is 0.85 better than Cleveland who are second in the league.
Eduardo Rodriguez (9-2, 3.86 ERA) had his streak of allowing two runs or less broken at six games after his last outing. Seattle managed to put up five runs (four earned) in four innings of work in a 7-2 win. It also ended a six-game streak of Boston wins when he pitches. The Red Sox are 8-2 in his last ten starts.
CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.18 ERA) has pitched well of late, allowing three earned runs or less in five straight outings. The offense hasn’t been able to pick up the slack in his last two starts however, scoring one run in each of them; both losses. New York is 3-2 in his last five starts and 5-5 in his last ten.