Nathan Eovaldi (6-14, 4.37 ERA) and Wade Miley (8-12, 4.34 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (1-2) and the Boston Red Sox (2-1) at Yankee Stadium. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 10 and can be seen on NESN and PIX11.
Eovaldi will take the mound after recording 199.2 innings last year, closing out the season with a 6-14 record, 4.37 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 142 strikeouts. Alex Rodriguez (.222 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Against the Yankees, Miley is 0-0 with a 4.05 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and three strikeouts. Hanley Ramirez (.308 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Red Sox, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run.
The odds for New York and Boston are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at seven runs. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Yankees, who rank third in the AL in strikeouts per game with 9.5.
Offensively, they average 5.0 runs per game, which is good for fourth in the AL. Boston is excellent at drawing walks with an AL-best 5.5 per game. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Red Sox are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 0.81 for the season.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS, O/U - Over
Both New York and Boston have blown late leads this season. They are both a winless 0-1 when leading after 7 innings.
When outhit, both the Yankees and the Red Sox have records of 0-2.
Ranking 17th in runs, New York has earned eight this season. Boston ranks fifth with 16 runs.
Ranking first in walks, Boston has earned 17 this season. New York ranks seventh with 11 walks.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 0-2. When the Red Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 1-0 record.