On Friday, July 15, 2022, at 7:05 PM ET, the Boston Red Sox will play the New York Yankees in MLB action at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Boston went on a seven-game winning streak at the end of June, but the Red Sox still struggled to start anything. They lost or tied each of their five series after capping their unbeaten streak with a sweep of Cleveland.
Boston was swept by Tampa Bay earlier this week in a four-game set despite managing to tie its four-game series with New York last weekend.
The Red Sox are currently in fourth place in the American League East, 15.5 games behind New York. However, they continue to lead Baltimore in the battle for the last AL Wild Card spot by 1.5 games.
The Red Sox offence is the third-best in the majors with a batting average of.258. Third baseman Rafael Devers is in the lead with 110 hits, 19 of which are home runs. He will go up against a New York pitching staff that is now third in the majors with an ERA of 3.11.
New York was the top baseball team with just two three-game losing runs throughout the whole season. The Yankees started their second losing streak earlier this week when they lost 4-3 to Cincinnati after suffering two losses in Boston.
The following day, they suffered a crushing series loss by the same score after rallying to upset the Reds in 10 innings on Wednesday. In the AL East, New York still has a 13-game lead over Tampa Bay, so it should have no trouble winning the division.
Despite being the most threatening team in Major League Baseball, the Yankees’ batting average is only ranked fifteenth (.243). Center fielder Aaron Judge leads the team in hits with 91, including 31 home runs. Both first baseman Anthony Rizzo and designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton hit over 20 home runs this season.
Just now, the Yankees’ two 10-inning contests versus Cincinnati came to a loss. Less than 24 hours from now, they must get ready for a game against their bitter rivals, who recently defeated them twice last week.
With a 15-7 record versus left-handed starters this season, Boston did well. The Red Sox have an advantage in a series they cannot afford to lose because it seems like every member on the New York squad is thinking about the upcoming All-Star break. The Boston Red Sox will triumph, with a score prediction of 5-4.
Free Pick: New York Yankees