Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees - 8/1/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees - 8/1/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (3-5) at New York Yankees (5-1)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Zack Godley (0-0) (0.00) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: New York Yankees -208 / Boston Red Sox +180 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox face the New York Mets on Saturday, August 1st at Yankee Stadium for game two of a three-game series. 

The New York Yankees own the best record in baseball at 5-1 after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game one of their series by the final score of 5-1. The Yankees started their young left-hander in Jordan Montgomery on Friday night, and he was able to deliver for the Bronx Bombers. Montgomery pitched through five innings and two-thirds, allowing only a single earned run. The Red Sox started Ryan Weber, and he was not sharp. Weber allowed three earned runs in three and one-third innings, as he earned his second loss of the season. The Red Sox now move to two games under .500 at 3-5, as the team has not gotten off to the best of starts. 

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The New York Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound for his first start of the season on Saturday. Tanaka has been a member of the Yankees since the 2014 season, the year he came to the MLB from Japan. Tanaka was an all-star last season, but his numbers were not the best towards the end of the year in 2019. Tanaka finished the 2019 season with an 11-9 record and a 4.45 ERA in 32 games for the Yankees. 

The Boston Red Sox will send the former Arizona Diamondback in Zack Godley to the mound in this one. Godley had a rough year in 2019, as he earned a 4-5 record with a 5.97 ERA through 33 games last season between the D-Backs and Toronto Blue Jays. Godley has already pitched in four innings this season, allowing four hits but not a single run through those innings. 

The Yankees are on a roll to start the year, and I am not too sure the Red Sox have what it takes pitching-wise to stop them. I expect the Yankees to hit Godley hard in this one, just as they have against almost every other pitcher so far this season. I will take the Yankees on the run line in this one. 

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Ronald’s Pick New York Yankees -1.5

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