Yankees vs Rays Odds and Picks
New York Yankees’ Aaron Decide hits a grand slam through the fourth inning of a baseball recreation towards the Detroit Tigers, Friday, April 30, 2021, in New York. (AP Picture/Frank Franklin II)
- The New York Yankees are -132 highway favorites over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night time at Tropicana Discipline in St. Petersburg
- Left-hander Jordan Montgomery begins for the Yankees towards rookie Luis Patino
- An evaluation of the Yankees-Rays matchup and a prediction will be discovered under
The New York Yankees will seemingly have one in every of their key hitters for the primary this season once they go to the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m. ET Tuesday within the opener of a three-game collection at Tropicana Discipline in St. Petersburg.
First baseman Luke Voit is predicted to be activated from the injured listing as he has recovered from left knee surgical procedure carried out March 29.
Left-hander Jordan Montgomery (1-1, 4.11 ERA) will begin for the Yankees towards rookie Luis Patino (1-0, 1.17). New York (18-16) has gained seven of its final 9 video games and Tampa Bay (19-17) has gained six of its final eight.
Yankees vs Rays Odds
|New York Yankees||-132||Over 8 (-109)||-1.5 (+125)|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+110||Underneath 8 (-112)||+1.5 (-148)|
Odds as of Might eleventh at DraftKings
Voit Fills Void
Voit provides the Yankees one other massive bat within the lineup as he led the key leagues with 22 dwelling runs in 56 video games through the truncated 2020 season. In his rehab task with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Voit went 7 for 18 (.389) with three homers in 5 video games.
NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT ONE!
First pitch of the ballgame and Luke Voit has already dropped a BOMB on them. 💣 pic.twitter.com/x3tZv6K051
— SWB RailRiders (@swbrailriders) Might 8, 2021
Montgomery is coming off a robust begin towards the Houston Astros final Wednesday, although he didn’t issue within the determination. Montgomery matched a season excessive by pitching six innings and allowed three runs and eight hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts.
It was Montgomery’s second high quality begin of the season and first since he pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles on April 5 in his season debut for his lone win.
Jordan Montgomery strikes out the aspect 🔥 🔥 🔥
— YES Community (@YESNetwork) Might 5, 2021
Montgomery has struggled towards the Rays, going 1-3 with a 5.63 ERA in eight profession common season begins. He additionally had a no-decision towards them in final yr’s American League Division Collection, yielding one run in 4 innings.
Montgomery has made simply two begins at Tropicana Discipline and the Rays have scored three runs off him in seven innings. He didn’t have a choice in both recreation.
Rays Profession Stats vs Montgomery
The Rays have struggled offensively in latest days, scoring 4 runs or fewer in 4 of their final 5 video games.
Patino Will get the Name
Patino will has made one begin and two reduction appearances for the Rays this season after being probably the most notable of 4 gamers acquired from the San Diego Padres within the offseason commerce for left-hander Blake Snell.
Almost definitely, the 21-year-old rookie won’t be within the recreation for lengthy as he has labored simply 7.2 innings this season. Nonetheless, he has been efficient, permitting three hits and one stroll with 10 strikeouts.
Patino may need additionally carved out a small piece of baseball historical past.
— Each Day Fan Sports activities Baseball (@edfsmlb) Might 6, 2021
Patino went 2.2 scoreless and hitless innings in is different begin April 25 towards the Toronto Blue Jays. He additionally made one begin in 11 video games with the Padres final season and labored 1.2 innings, permitting one run, whereas going through the Seattle Mariners.
MLB Pipeline ranked Patino because the 19th-best prospect in baseball previous to spring coaching. He was rated No. 23 by Baseball America and No. 25 by Baseball Prospectus.
Patino has already carved out of a small piece in Rays’ historical past.
Luis Patiño was born on October 26, 1999.@RaysBaseball performed its first recreation in 1998.
Which means he is the primary participant in group historical past to be youthful than the franchise.🤯 pic.twitter.com/AUJNQSnjAg
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 25, 2021
Patino will probably be opposing the Yankees for the primary time.
Yankees Profession Stats vs. Patino
Along with Voit, the Yankees determine to have third baseman Gio Urshela within the lineup. Urshela sat out the three-game weekend collection towards the Washington Nationals with a sore left knee.
Gio Urshela making it look straightforward ✔️ pic.twitter.com/b2HLkvAEZS
— YES Community (@YESNetwork) Might 5, 2021
The Yankees have scored 4 runs or much less in 4 straight video games. DJ LeMahieu, although, has reached base a number of occasions in 9 of his final 12 video games.
Each groups have been off Monday following wins on Sunday
The Yankees edged the Nationals 3-2 on Sunday on Giancarlo Stanton’s game-ending single off nearer Brad Hand within the backside of the ninth inning. It was the Yankees’ second straight walk-off win.
The Rays notched a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on the highway. Willy Adames hit a three-run dwelling run within the fifth inning then Mike Brosseau’s solo shot within the sixth snapped a 3-3 tie.
Say hello to Mike Brosseau pic.twitter.com/bcYl68I0mS
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) Might 9, 2021
The Rays have dominated the collection lately, going 18-5 within the final 23 video games, together with final yr’s ALDS. Tampa Bay swept a three-game collection in New York from April 16-18.
That dropped the Yankees to 5-10. Nonetheless, they’ve gained since gone 13-6 and, with Voit coming again, appear poised to hold the momentum over to the matchups with their latest nemesis.
The Decide: Yankees (-132)
John Perrotto has been protecting and writing about sports activities for numerous shops for over 40 years. His work has appeared within the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Related Press, Baseball Digest, and extra. John relies out of Beaver Falls, PA.