The best rivalry in sports is happening again, and we get the excitement of back-to-back weekends of the Red Sox and Yankees. This year, Boston is trying to be the thorn in the New York Yankees’ side. Sunday’s game will feature two impressive pitchers early in their MLB careers: Brayan Bello (3-4, 3.97) and the Red Sox will be taking on Clarke Schmidt (2-6, 4.96) and the Yankees.
Red Sox vs Yankees Pregame Analysis
After beginning the season with four consecutive starts of four innings or fewer, Schmidt bounced back in May. He allowed just one home run in a combined six starts from May 3 to May 31 but then allowed two round-trippers in a 3-2 loss to the White Sox on June 6. The Yankees are hoping he will keep the fly balls to a minimum on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
Meanwhile, Bello is looking to stop a three-game losing streak. Previous to the three losses, Bello had three straight victories. During his third of those wins, he went five innings and had seven strikeouts. Here is how he looked in that contest against the Seattle Mariners:
Brayan Bello absolutely disgusting pic.twitter.com/eKXWRzP1nx
— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) May 18, 2023
With regard to the offensive side of this contest, the Red Sox have had a better offense than the Yankees this season. Rafael Devers, who homered on both Friday and Saturday, will need to continue to have a hot bat on Sunday:
Rafael Devers has 9 hits vs. Gerrit Cole over the last two seasons.
SEVEN OF THEM ARE HOME RUNS. pic.twitter.com/jdcIReDC17
— MLB (@MLB) June 10, 2023
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Moneyline: Boston Red Sox (+105)
New York Yankees (-125)
Spread: Boston Red Sox +1.5 (-190)
New York Yankees -1.5 (+155)
Total: Over 8.5 (-120)
Under 8.5 (+100)
Picks and Predictions for the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox ML (+105)
Before the Red Sox head back to Boston for a series against the Rockies, Boston has to deal with the Bronx Bombers once more at Yankee Stadium. For this Boston team, it will not be easy under the bright lights for Sunday Night Baseball. On the bright side, the Red Sox seem to be playing like a pesky ballclub that can get in the way of the supposed juggernauts.
Boston is a team that can be unpredictable, but so can the Yankees. In a hotly-contest American League East, the Red Sox are fighting for their wild card lives, especially in these June series against the Yankees. Take the value with the Red Sox here.
Final Game Prediction, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox ML (+105)