Nathan Eovaldi (6-14, 4.37 ERA) and the New York Yankees (1-2) meet Wade Miley (8-12, 4.34 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (2-1) in the first of a three-game division series at Yankee Stadium. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 10 and will air on NESN and PIX11.
Eovaldi takes the mound after pitching 199.2 innings last year, wrapping up 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. In his pitching opportunities against the Yankees, Miley is 0-0 with a 4.05 ERA, three strikeouts and three walks. Hanley Ramirez (.308 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Red Sox, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run.
The odds are even for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs. The have been extremely effective at striking opposing batters out, averaging 9.5 strikeouts per game.
The Red Sox rank fourth in the AL in scoring, averaging 5.0 runs per game. The Red Sox average 5.5 walks per game, making them the most disciplined team in the AL. Switching gears to Boston’s pitching staff, they have a WHIP of 0.81 on the year, good for fifth in the league.
Predictions: SU Winner – BOS, O/U – Over
After a weak showing last week where they got in seven hits, the Yankees need to step it up. The Red Sox have a record of 2-1 when opponents get seven hits or fewer.
Ranking ninth in home runs, New York has hit three this season. Boston ranks second with five home runs.
Ranking 11th, New York is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 5.00 per game. Boston ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 6.00.
Ranking 12th, New York is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.653). Boston ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .715.
The Red Sox are 0-1 when they allow at least one home run. The Yankees perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 0-2 record.
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