Yankees vs Red Sox Preview and Free Pick – May 3rd, 2015 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The surprising New York Yankees continue to win and now look for a 3-game sweep against the Red Sox in Boston. The Yanks have won the first two of this series 3-2 and 4-2 behind some great pitching including a bullpen who haven’t surrendered a run this weekend. New York sits alone atop the A.L. East at 15-9, 2 games ahead of Tampa Bay.
Adam Warren takes the mound tonight for his 5th start of the season. He’s had two solid outings and two bad outings. He has yet to see the 7th inning this year with his longest outing being 5 2/3. He is 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA.
The Red Sox started the season off nicely as they won their first 3 series, but now have lost 7 of their last 10. Their pitching has been a real mess so far as they are almost dead last in the majors with a 4.92 team ERA. Their offense has kept them at .500 (12-12) scoring 4.88 runs a game. Hanley Ramirez has been great with 10 home runs and 22 RBI.
One of the reasons for the Red Sox struggles is tonight’s pitcher Joe Kelly. After a solid first start against the Yankees, he has been rocked to the tune of 12 runs in 16 innings and holds a 4.94 season ERA. He’ll look to repeat his success in start #1 when the Red Sox beat the Yankees 8-4.
Pick: Yankees +124
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