The Yankees’ series against the Red Sox could have gone two different ways. They could have buried the Red Sox emphatically, pushing them over 10 games back in the division, or Boston could have came in and saved its season with a resurgent push.
So far, the former outcome looks most likely.
The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound tonight, fresh off the IL. There’s nothing that gets Sabathia going more than big games where everyone is watching, series sweeps, or rivalries. Tonight, he’s got the trifecta of narratives.
Sabathia has been solid this year, never allowing more than four earned runs in a start while also never exceeding six innings. You can likely pencil CC in for five innings, two or three runs, and several colorful taunts to the Red Sox tonight.
David Price will be the man tasked with preventing a series sweep, and he faces a precarious task with the Yankees lineup. Although Price has been quite sharp this season (2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP), he has just a 2-2 record as the Red Sox consistently waste his best performances.
He hasn’t faced any team more frequently over his career than the Yankees, and while his results are middling at best (15-14, 4.90 ERA), they’ve been particularly bad lately: he’s got a 9.80 ERA at Yankee Stadium since joining the Red Sox in 2016.
Primetime Pinstripes.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 2, 2019
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Here’s how we line up for the series final in New York.@ParkWhiz pic.twitter.com/mVFuJqY9lJ— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 2, 2019
How to watch:
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
TV broadcast: ESPN
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM
Online Stream: FuboTV, MLB.TV
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