Ny Yankees Yankees vs Houston Astros Picks and Predictions May 7th 2024

NY Yankees Yankees vs Houston Astros MLB Tue, May 7, 19:05 pm.
NY Yankees Yankees
ML: -125
Houston Astros
ML: 105

Yankees Set Their Sights on Extending Win Streak in Showdown with Astros

The New York Yankees are off to a scorching start this season, sitting pretty 10 games above .500 after just 36 games. They’re getting ready to light up Yankee Stadium with a three-game series against the Houston Astros starting Tuesday night, gunning for their fourth win in a row.

Yankees Catching Fire

The Yankees are absolutely on a roll, coming off a sweeping victory against the Detroit Tigers and showing no signs of letting up. This hot streak is a serious comeback after a gritty series with the Baltimore Orioles, where they proved they’re not just talented, but tough too. They closed out their latest win on Sunday with a confident 5-2, flexing strong offensive moves and tight defense.

Juan Soto has been nothing short of spectacular, delivering a clutch bases-clearing double in the seventh inning of their last game that turned a tight 2-2 into a lead they’d keep. This season, Soto’s batting a strong .316, smashed eight homers, and racked up 28 RBIs. His .440 average with runners in scoring position? That’s just icing on the cake.

Astros Trying to Find Their Groove

The Astros, meanwhile, haven’t found their rhythm yet, struggling with a 12-22 record. They’ve picked up a bit with five wins in their last eight games, but still can’t seem to clinch those nail-biters, as shown by their 1-9 record in one-run games. Their latest hiccup, a 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners, featured another frustrating moment when Josh Hader let a go-ahead homer slip past in the ninth inning.

Pitching Matchup to Watch: Gil vs. Verlander

Kicking off the series, we’ve got a thrilling pitching matchup with the Yankees’ Luis Gil taking on the Astros’ veteran Justin Verlander. Gil, making his first-ever start against Houston, is coming in hot with a 2-1 record and a cool 3.19 ERA, off a career-best outing that clinched a 2-0 win over Baltimore.

Verlander, with heaps of experience and a strategic mind, enters the game with a 10-9 record and a 3.41 ERA in regular-season starts against the Yankees. Though he stumbled in their last meeting, he’s been showing signs of his old strength post-injury, maintaining an impressive 2.08 ERA this season.

What’s Next?

With the Yankees riding high and the Astros clawing to turn their season around, this series is loaded with potential. Stars like Soto for the Yankees and Altuve for the Astros will be crucial in steering their teams. The Yankees are shooting to keep their top spot secure, while the Astros are battling to get back on track.

This series is more than a set of games; it’s a critical moment that could define the rest of the season for both teams. Expect heart-stopping plays and strategic showdowns that fans will be talking about for weeks. Get ready, because this is going to be one heck of a series!

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Tue, May 7, 11:05 am.
NY Yankees Yankees
O 8.5
Houston Astros
U 8.5
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