Heading into game three of this AL East matchup, it will be Clarke Schmidt on the mound for the Yankees (60-63, 35-30 home), facing off against the Red Sox (65-58, 30-30 away) and Josh Winckowski. Find out my prediction for today’s Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game in New York.
BOSTON RED SOX VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -102
This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 1:35 ET on Sunday, August 20th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON RED SOX:
- The Red Sox head into the game having won two straight games.
- Boston has the leg up over the Yankees so far this year at 7-1.
- Opponents are hitting a healthy .350 against Clarke Schmidt in his last two starts.
BOSTON RED SOX HAVE BEEN GOOD AGAINST THE AL EAST
123 games into the season, the Red Sox have a record of 65-58, putting them 4th in the AL East. This mark includes an overall series 20-16-3. At home, they are 35-28 compared to 30-30 on the road.
Josh Winckowski is off to a solid start in 2023, boasting an overall record of 3-1 and ERA of 3.20. On the road, he has yet to earn a win but maintains an ERA of 3.76 across 19 appearances. At home, Winckowski has earned three victories and holds an ERA of 5.32. His WHIP stands at 1.41, while opponents have managed a .279 batting average against him and a slugging percentage of .416.
Josh Winckowski’s most recent outing was not a successful one, as the Red Sox lost 10-7 to the Nationals. The right-hander allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning pitched.
Across their last five games, the Red Sox’s offense is 8th in batting average, leading to an average of 6 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 7th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .760 on 141 (16th). On average, they have struckout 8 times per game compard to 3.0 walks.
Rafael Devers has been a major contributor to the Red Sox’s offensive success this season, with 28 home runs and a .270 batting average. He has been especially impressive in the team’s last five games, leading the way with two long balls.
WILL THE NEW YORK YANKEES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 60-63, the Yankees come into today’s game 5th in the AL East. When playing at home, they are 35-30 and 25-33 on the road. New York has played in 39 series thus far, and have gone 16-16-7.
Clarke Schmidt has made 25 appearances this season, with a record of 8-7 and an ERA of 4.76. His WHIP is currently at 1.35, and he has allowed an OBP of .319. The right-hander has also struck out 113 batters while walking 33, but it’s worth noting that he has given up a home run in each of his last two outings.
Clarke Schmidt’s most recent start for the Yankees ended in a loss to the Braves, with the final score 11-3. The right-hander was unable to make it through five innings, surrendering eight earned runs on nine hits.
In their ten most recent games, the Yankees have put together a batting average of only .212, placing them 26th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.2 runs per game, New York is 21st in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .230 and OPS of .704 which has them 22nd in baseball.
Gleyber Torres has been one of the New York Yankees’ most productive hitters in 2023. Heading into the game, he boasts a .265 batting average and has driven in 49 runs. Additionally, he has launched 18 home runs this season.