NY Yankees vs. Boston,
08/02/2018 19:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 15
Money Line: +120 NY Yankees
*3 Star MLB DOG of the Day* The New York Yankees are first in the majors in weighted on base average against left handed pitching, and it isn't even close. The Yankees are at .358 (2nd is .345). The Red Sox sit 16th in wOBA against lefties at .318. New York is first in ISO against lefties as well, so their power against lefties is tremendous.
C.C. Sabathia ranks in the top 2% of exit velocity allowed. He's reinvented himself into a guy who allows weak contact and that allows him to outperform most advanced metrics. Sabathia has had great success against the Red Sox of late. The Yankees are 6-1 in Sabathia's last 7 starts vs. the Red Sox.
Brian Johnson isn't a bad pitcher, but he's had quite a few favorable matchups. He now has to face the best offense against lefties in the bigs. Johnson usually only pitches 5 innings or so, and the Red Sox middle relief is questionable.
The Yankees also have an edge in the bullpen. While Aaron Judge is out here- Boegarts is likely to miss this game for the Red Sox.
Take the Yankees.