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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – Season Series June 22-24

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – Season Series June 22-24

The New York Yankees have won the two series with the Tampa Bay Rays so far this year. The Bronx Bombers will look to make it three when they start another series against the Rays this Friday in Saint Petersburg. Read on for a brief breakdown of each of those games below.

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Game by Game Betting Preview for the New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Regular Season Series Running from June 22-24, 2018

Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg FL

When:

Game 1 Friday, June 22, 7:05PM ET
Game 2 Saturday, June 23, 7:05PM ET
Game 3 Sunday, June 24, 1:05PM ET

Line: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays – view all MLB lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN


Game 1: Friday, June 22, 7:05PM ET

Starters: CC Sabathia (4-2, 3.30 ERA) vs. Ryne Stanek (1-1, 2.21 ERA)

Pitching:

Sabathia had a strange outing in his last start. Despite allowing three earned runs on 10 hits, he was still able to collect 1o strikeouts in 7.2 innings of a 3-1 home loss to Tampa Bay.  He will look to avenge that loss this Friday this time at Tropicana Field. He is 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA in three starts this month. Meanwhile, the Rays will have their unusual “bullpen day”, putting reliever Ryne Stanek on the mound to start the game this Friday. Stanek has tossed 3.2 scoreless innings filling in that “starter” role twice. He has a 0.89 WHIP in 20.1 innings pitched this season.

Hitting:

  • Carlos Gomez is 7-for-19 with a homer vs. Sabathia
  • The Yankees have a collective 2-for-10 batting line against Stanek.

Writer’s Prediction:

Yankees win, 5-3.


Game 2 Saturday, June 23, 7:05PM ET

Starters: Sonny Gray (5-4, 4.89 ERA) vs. Wilmer Font (0-1, 5.87 ERA)

Pitching:

Gray will look to pick up his second win in a row this Saturday. In his last start, he gave up two earned runs on six hits with seven punch outs in 5.0 innings of a 4-2 win in Washington. The Yankees are 4-0 in the last four road starts of Gray, who is 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA in seven starts away from home this year. As for the Rays, they will have Font facing the Yankees again. In his last start, Font pitched for 4.2 innings and allowed only one run on four hits with five strikeouts in a 3-1 win at Yankee Stadium. Font is on a pitch count so expect him to log in around four innings again this Saturday.

Hitting:

  • Kevin Kiermaier is 4-for-16 with two homers against Gray.
  • Aaron Hicks is 1-for-3 with a homer vs. Font.

Writer’s Prediction:

Tampa Bay wins, 4-3.


Game 3 Sunday, June 24, 1:05PM ET

Starters: Domingo German (2-4, 4.77 ERA) vs. Blake Snell (9-4, 2.48 ERA)

Pitching:

German is getting his groove back of late. The last time he was on the mound, he allowed just an earned run on two hits with nine strikeouts in seven innings of a 7-2 home win over Seattle. Prior to that, he logged in six frames and surrendered three earned runs on five hits with 10 punch outs in a 4-3 win at home over the Rays. The Yankees are 3-0 in hist last three starts. Snell, meanwhile, handled himself well against the big bats of Houston on Tuesday, giving up just an earned run on three hits with six Ks, albeit with seven walks, in a 2-1 win at Minute Maid Mark.

Hitting:

  • Matt Duffy is 2-for-3 with a homer vs. German
  • Gary Sanchez is 4-for-11 with three home runs vs. Snell.

Writer’s Prediction:

Yankees win, 4-2.


Writer’s Overall Series Prediction

The Yankees take two of three against Tampa Bay this weekend, making it their third overall series win against the Rays in 2018.

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