Jeter's MLB Pick Tampa Bay / Yankees Game 1 Pick
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Tampa Bay Rays (42-20) vs New York Yankees (35-27)
Monday, October 05, 2020 at 8:07 pm
The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the New York Yankees in San Diego on Monday to open up the series. Gerrit Cole (8-3 ERA 2.81) will take the mound for the Yankees and Blake Snell(5-2 ERA 2.91) takes the mound for the Rays. Cole has 3 starts against the Rays in 2020 and the Yankees have won 1 and lost 2 when Cole has started. Cole has been on fire over the last 4 starts, going 7 innings in all 4 games and not allowing more than 2 earned runs in each start. Cole had the Yankees bats to behind him, winning 3 of the last 3 starts. On the other side, Blake Snell has 2 starts against the Yankees in 2020. The Rays won in each of Snell's 2 starts back in August. Snell had 1 bad start against the Mets back on 9/22/2020 giving up 3 earned runs with a WHIP of 1.59. Snell had a better outing in the last start with 9 strikeouts, no earned runs and a WHIP of .53. We should see a close game and runs at a premium. Take a shot on the plus money with the Rays to win game 1.