Boston Red Sox vs Ny Yankees Yankees Picks and Predictions June 15th 2024

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Former Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo Relishing Return to Boston with Yankees

Led by a familiar face in Boston, the New York Yankees will aim for a second consecutive road win against their American League East rival, the Boston Red Sox, on Saturday.

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Verdugo’s Impactful Return

Stellar Performance

In New York’s 8- 1 victory on Friday, Alex Verdugo, making his first appearance at Fenway Park since being traded by Boston in the offseason, went 3- for- 5 with a home run and four RBIs. This performance commanded a 10- hit attack by the Yankees. Verdugo’s standout game was highlighted by his impactful offense, helping secure the win for his new team.

Manager’s Praise

Yankees manager Aaron Boone had high praise for Verdugo ahead of the series.” He is been really good between the lines,” Boone said.” I do not want to buff over just how good he is played in left field and just a lot of big hits. I feel like he is indeed swung the bat better than his numbers would suggest. But there is just a humorous edge that he brings to the park every day that his teammates feed off of.”

Historic Achievement

Verdugo’s performance on Friday marked a significant achievement. Prior to Friday, only Roger Maris( 1960) had recorded at least four RBIs and seven total bases in his first game against the Red Sox as a Yankee.” This is one of the days I had circled,” Verdugo said of the first game of the season between the teams.

Pitching Matchup

Carlos Rodon for the Yankees

Scheduled New York starter Carlos Rodon( 9- 2,2.93 ERA) is coming off a strong performance, having worked seven innings of one- run ball in his Monday start at Kansas City. This outing marked his seventh straight win and tied for his longest outing of the season. Rodon has been motivated by his struggles in the 2023 season, where he posted a6.85 ERA.” It was not just one launch, it was a culmination of the whole ‘ 23 season that was not so great,” Rodon said.” That surely motivated me.”

Rodon has allowed one or zero runs in six of his 14 starts this season and has tripled his win total from 2023. He holds a 2- 3 record with a3.34 ERA in six career starts against Boston.

Cooper Criswell for the Red Sox

Boston will fight with right- hander Cooper Criswell( 3- 3,4.13 ERA), who has lost two of his past three starts. Criswell will be making his first career outing against the Yankees on Saturday. In his most recent start last Friday against the Chicago White Sox, Criswell allowed three earned runs over41/3 innings.

Red Sox Offensive Struggles

Series Opener Recap

Red Sox manager Alex Cora was pleased with his team’s approach at the plate during the series opener, working counts and forcing Yankees starter Luis Gil out of the game after five innings. still, the team plodded to capitalize, recording just five hits and going 1- for- 11 with runners in scoring position.” I do believe we put good at- bats. A lot of deep counts, 3- 2 counts,” Cora said.” We just did not cash in.”

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Crucial Contributors

Enmanuel Valdez had the lone RBI for the Red Sox with a fourth- inning double, his fourth two- bagger in a span of seven at- bats dating back to Wednesday’s first of successive wins over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Series Context and Future Outlook

Yankees’ Momentum

With Friday’s win, the Yankees came the first team in baseball to reach 50 wins this season, while the Red Sox slipped back to.500. New York will look to continue their momentum with strong performances from crucial players like Verdugo and Rodon.

Red Sox’s Strategy

The Red Sox will aim to indeed the series and regain some momentum. Boston’s Rob Refsnyder emphasized the significance of these competitions, saying,” The Phillies are the stylish in the NL and the Yankees are stylish in the AL. It’d be foolish not to see how you stack up against the stylish teams.”


As the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox prepare for the alternate game of their series, the performances of crucial players like Alex Verdugo and Carlos Rodon will be pivotal. The Yankees are riding high on their recent successes, while the Red Sox seek to rebound and reclaim their winning form. The strategies employed by both teams and the outcome of Saturday’s game will play a significant role in shaping the rest of the series.

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