New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox – 8-5-15 – MLB
It will be Game 2 of the AL East series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Fantasy draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time on August 5th to follow the scoring results of their rosters.
Game 1 of this series on Tuesday night was all the New York Yankees as they blew out the Boston Red Sox by the score of 13-3. The Red Sox sit in the basement of the AL East with a record of 47-60 now 15 games in the loss column back of the first place New York Yankees. The pitching has been poor all season for Boston. They are 27th in the league in Team ERA (4.52) and 26th in Major League Baseball in WHIP (1.36). Boston sits in the lower third in quality starts this year at 50.
The Yankees continue their good play since the All Star break as with the win the team is 12-5 since returning back to work and hold a sizable lead in the division. The team has produced outstanding offensive numbers in 2014 by pushing across nearly five runs per game good for second best in all of baseball. With 142 homers on the season the Yankees rank third best in baseball. The Yankees were holding a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Then New York pounded the Red Sox bullpen for nine runs to blow the game wide open. The Yankees blasted two home runs in the game and connected on 13 hits. It could have been a lot worse for Boston as New York stranded 15 base runners.
Boston Red Sox SS: Xander Bogaerts drew a 0 for 4 on Tuesday. He still leads the Boston regulars with a .315 batting average with three homers and 51 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox 2B: Brock Holt is 0 for his past eight entering Wednesday. On the year the 27 year old is batting .280 with two homers and 26 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox LF: Hanley Ramirez is hitting .286 over the past seven days. On the year Ramirez has 19 homers and 51 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox 3B: Pablo Sandoval has his average at .259 with nine homers and 35 RBIs. He had a home run against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Boston Red Sox DH: David Ortiz had a 0 for 3 on Tuesday. His batting average is .244 with 20 homers and 59 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox 1B: Mike Napoli had a two hit game for Boston in the opener of this series. He is hitting just .211 on the year with 13 homers and 40 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox P: Steven Wright makes his seventh start on the year. He has relieved in seven games as well. Wright is 4-4 with an ERA of 4.53 and WHIP of 1.31. He worked on July 30th against the White Sox and earned the win throwing seven innings and giving up two earned runs.
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner is batting .288 for the Yankees as he leads the everyday hitters. He has 11 homers and 49 RBIs.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez is coming off a two hit game on Tuesday to move his average up to .281 with 24 homers and 62 RBIs. He is hitting .300 over the past seven days.
New York Yankees 3B: Chase Headley had two hits on Tuesday to move his average up to .279 with nine homers and 44 RBIs. Headley is blistering hot batting .409 over the past seven days.
New York Yankees 1B: Mark Teixeira had a big game on Tuesday with two hits and two RBIs. Teixeira is now batting .268 with 29 homers and 76 RBIs.
New York Yankees C: Brian McCann is coming off a big night in the series opener with two hits including a home run with four RBIs.
New York Yankees P: Luis Severino makes his debut for New York on Wednesday. At Triple “A” Scranton Wilkes-Barre Severino went 9-2 in 19 starts with an ERA of 2.45.
MLB One Day League Draft Tips
P: Luis Severino (Yankees)
C: Brian McCann (Yankees)
DH: Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)
3B: Chase Headley (Yankees)
1B: Mark Teixeira (Yankees)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)