Adam Warren (3-6, 2.97 ERA) and the New York Yankees (1-3) go up against Steven Wright (1-0, 3.60 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (3-1) in the second of a three-game division series at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox won the last game 6-5 and Boston leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 11 and will air on FS1, NESN and YES.
Warren is 1-1 with a 4.28 ERA, 28 strikeouts and nine walks against the Red Sox in his career. Alex Rodriguez (.286 ) kept up his strong start yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Yankees, Wright is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA, five strikeouts and five walks. Xander Bogaerts (.421 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Red Sox, going 4 for 8 yesterday with one run and one stolen base.
New York is a small underdog (+105) and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. The have been extremely effective at striking opposing batters out, averaging 9.7 strikeouts per game.
Switching to the opposing bench, the Red Sox come into this game with a win percentage of .500 when playing as the favorite (1-1) and an overall money line of +66. The Red Sox average 5.7 walks per game, making them the most disciplined team in the AL. Switching gears to Boston's pitching staff, they have a WHIP of 0.91 on the year, good for fifth in the league.
So far this season, the Red Sox are 1-0 against the Yankees.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS, O/U - Over
Boston is 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games, when playing NY Yankees.
Boston is 3-5-1 SU in their last 9 games, when playing on the road against NY Yankees.
NY Yankees 4-1-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston.
The Red Sox won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Yankees are 1-1. The Red Sox are 1-0 in close games this season.
When the Red Sox play into extra innings, they have a 1-0 record. The Yankees are 0-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
When outhit, both the Yankees and the Red Sox have records of 0-3.
Ranking 17th in runs, New York has earned 13 this season. Boston ranks sixth with 22 runs.
Ranking first in walks, Boston has earned 25 this season. New York ranks fourth with 17 walks.
The Yankees are 0-3 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Red Sox are 2-0 when they hit at least one homer.