Yankees vs Red Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 9/12/23

Boston Red Sox (73-70) vs New York Yankees (71-72)

Game Info: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)

Nick Pivetta (9-7) (4.54) vs Randy Vasquez (2-2) (2.36)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -175 / New York Yankees +145 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Red Sox will host the New York Yankees for a divisional doubleheader this Tuesday from Fenway Park.

Yankees Preview & Projected Starter

New York moved to 71-72 after dropping two of three to Milwaukee. The Yankees have avoided a fourth straight loss with a game three win, and they’ll now attempt to get back over .500 at Fenway here. The New York offense is scoring 3.87 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.87 ERA, with a 1.25 WHIP. 

Randy Vasquez (2-2, 2.36 ERA, 22 Ks) will get the afternoon start for New York. The rookie pitcher struck out five thru 2.1 innings against Detroit last time out, but he hasn’t been able to recreate his initial form since returning in mid-August, after allowing runs in three of four appearances.

Carlos Rodon (2-4, 5.70 ERA, 37 Ks) will make the evening start for New York. The ninth-year lefty had another poor showing last time out against Detroit at home, allowing seven thru just 3.2 innings, en route to his fifth loss. Rodon’s first season in the Bronx hasn’t been fruitful at all, and things could take another left turn here in Boston. 

Yankees Player Trends & Props

Gleyber Torres was hitless in the Milwaukee series, so he could die this week at Fenway, and he’s leading NYY in hits (138), while posting splits of .269/25/62.

Aaron Judge has recorded a hit in six of the last nine games, and he’s leading the Yanks in homers (31), with 58 RBI.

Giancarlo Stanton homered in the game three win, and he’s tallied 23 home runs and 57 runs batted in for the season. 

Anthony Volpe is posting similar totals of 20 home runs and 58 RBI.


Red Sox Preview & Projected Starter

Boston moved to 72-70 after dropping two of three to Baltimore. The Boston offense is 4.18 scoring runs per game, while batting .264, with a .331 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.89 ERA, with a 1.34 WHIP. 

Nick Pivetta (9-8, 4.54 ERA, 150 Ks) will get the game one start for Boston. The eighth-year righty didn’t pitch too well in his matchup with Tampa last time out, allowing three runs thru 4.2 innings pitched to take his eighth loss. Pivetta’s role has varied for Boston this season, as he’s shown solid versatility coming out of the bullpen, while being a spot starter as well. Pivetta’s last start against the Yankees (5 IP, 8K) went well in the Bronx, and he’ll look to replicate that effort here at Fenway. 

Kutter Crawford (5-5, 3.62 ERA, 81 Ks) will open game two for Boston. The third-year pitcher also struggled in his spot with Tampa Bay last week, allowing five runs thru 3.2 innings pitched. Crawford’s last two matchups have been rough, but he did perform well versus the Yanks (6 IP, 1 ER, W) last month, and he’ll seek more success here at home

Red Sox Player Trends & Props

Rafael Devers has doubled in five of the last eight games, and he’s is first on the team in HR (29) and RBI (93). 

Justin Turner has produced a run in four of the previous seven games, and he’s posting strong splits of .285/23/94, with 142 hits. 

Masataka Yoshida had three hits in the game one defeat, and he leads the Sox in hits (134), with splits of .295/13/62. 

Corey’s Free Pick: 

Boston and New York will now battle it out twice today, and while I believe the Sox will take game two, the first contest could be tricky. Damp weather  may also factor in as well, so I like rolling with Under for game one.

Boston will get a crack at Carlos Rodon in the second contest, and I believe they capitalize and pick up a victory in game two. Back Boston this evening.

Corey’s Pick Under / Red Sox ML

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