Yankees slugger Stanton shrugs off strikeout spree

Yankees slugger Stanton shrugs off strikeout spree

Yankees slugger Stanton shrugs off strikeout spree

It's are about to get a little bit tougher. The righty alternated the blows, starting with his pitching hand.

But those eight wins, as impressive as some were, came against the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins.

The American League East-leading Boston Red Sox (8-1) will look to extend their winning streak to nine games on Tuesday when they host the New York Yankees (5-5) as solid home favorites. The first time arrives at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, with Boston left-hander Chris Sale and NY right-hander Luis Severino taking the ball in a duel of aces. This has been a big surprise because coming into the season we expected this to be the exact opposite. Certainly, especially considering the season to date has been played against two teams who lost by a combined 30-4 on Saturday.

The Yankees hammered Chris Sale in the final game of the series, forcing him to throw 109 pitches to make it through just 4.1 IP.

Our models project Sanchez for 10.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,500.

I think we all know what Price is about, given that this will be his 38th start against the Yankees.

The total has gone over in six of New York's last seven games.

Yankees-Red Sox has a way of revealing the character of a player. They dropped three out of four at home to the Baltimore Orioles to fall to 5-5 for the season.

Both teams boast potentially explosive lineups but this game could end up being a pitcher's duel.

Severino is 2-4 with a 4.32 ERA against the Red Sox in his short career, but he was 2-1 against Boston in his breakout 2017. Smith has been a nightmare in his bid to claim that eighth inning role, sporting a robust 2.45 WHIP in five appearances (3.2 innings). It's not in his best interest to put the Yankees in such situations.

The team's great pitching has predominantly come from the three starters the Yankees will see this week, as the bullpen has pitched to a 4.24 ERA in 34.0 IP. This year the Red Sox are spending even more than the Yankees, which is why Boston believes it can win the division and go deep in the playoffs despite the creation of a new Murderer's Row at Yankee Stadium. That's an advantage for Yankee bettors as long as Severino can keep NY in the game. There was Domingo German, sent out for a third inning of relief by Manager Aaron Boone, who gave up a two-run home run to Anthony Santander - the first of Santander's major-league career - to give the Orioles a 7-6 lead in the seventh.

The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry was put into hyper-drive this offseason when NY landed Giancarlo Stanton.

Sterling said he was going to continue using it, but now he's unveiled a new call for the Yankees slugger. Thus far he has slashed.167/.271/.429 including two games where he has struck out five times!

They booed him vociferously after every strikeout on Sunday, and never more viciously than in the 12th inning, when the game ended with Stanton swinging through a Brad Brach fastball, stranding the tying run at second base.

"It takes one at a time and that's our mindset", Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts said after the latest win.

Red Sox fans are loving Stanton's struggles, though J.D. Martinez is hitting just.226 with a homer and four RBIs in his eight games.

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