Apr 29, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcherRyan Hanigan
(10) celebrates with pitcherKoji Uehara
(19) after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
- Game 1 Winner – Boston Red Sox, in a blowout, if Masterson can keep getting important outs.
- Game 2 Winner – New York Yankees, as they may get to Miley early.
- Game 3 Winner – Boston Red Sox, in a tight battle, if Kelly can rise to the occasion.
The Red Sox should be able to take at least two of the three games against the Yankees, despite the fact that New York is the division leader. If it wasn’t for a bad showing against the Baltimore Orioles, Boston would be leading the division, at this point. While the Orioles have some hot hitters like Adam Jones, the Yankees have been sputtering lately for run support. According to ESPN, the Orioles lead the division with scoring 42 runs in the last 7 days. In that same span, the Red Sox have scored 37 runs, while the Yankees have crossed home plate only 26 times.
If the Red Sox continue to outscore their opponents, then they should be fine in this series. If the Yankees, all of a sudden, discover their pitching skills are better than their records indicate, then Boston’s starters better be able to last long enough to hand the ball to their closer Koji Uehara. Otherwise, it could be a rough series for Red Sox Nation.
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