Ny Yankees Yankees vs Atlanta Braves Picks and Predictions June 21st 2024

NY Yankees Yankees vs Atlanta Braves MLB Fri, Jun 21, 19:05 pm.
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Chris Sale, Braves Out to Capitalize on Yanks’ Recent Stumble

While the New York Yankees are suddenly amid their worst stretch of a strong season, the Atlanta Braves are hopeful a hot streak is starting.

The Yankees will attempt to reverse some recent subpar play Friday night when they host the Braves in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

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Yankees’ Recent Struggles

Since May 14, New York has held sole possession of first place in the American League East. However, the Yankees have gone 2-5 in their last seven games after winning the first three games of a four-game set in Kansas City. For the first time this season, New York has lost consecutive series after allowing 48 runs in seven games.

The Yankees experienced their most disproportionate loss of the time on Thursday, a 17-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. New York got a short beginning from tenderfoot Luis Gil and its help corps permitted 10 runs, meaning another warm up area move could be not too far off.

Bright Spot: Aaron Judge

The best news in a blowout in which the Yankees committed three errors, allowed 19 hits, and seven walks pertained to Aaron Judge. Judge hit his major league-leading 27th homer and drove in three, raising his total to a major league-best 67 after missing Wednesday’s game as a precaution due to getting hit on the left hand by a fastball Tuesday.

“They’re a good ballclub, we saw that last year,” Judge said of the Orioles. “They’ve got some great young players, they play hard, play fast. It’s fun competing against those guys. They bring it every single day. Even like today, they came out swinging early on.”

Aaron Judge

Braves’ Hot Streak

Atlanta heads to the Bronx 10 games over .500 for the third time this month. The Braves dropped five straight from June 7-12 but are 6-1 in their past seven games.

The Braves completed a three-game breadth of the meeting Detroit Tigers with a 7-0 win on Wednesday evening. After starting the game with a.135 average, Sean Murphy hit two home runs to cap a four-hit performance.

Atlanta has scored 39 runs in its past seven games after getting outscored 25-11 in its losing streak.

“The offense has been clicking a little bit more,” Murphy said. “We’re starting to find a rhythm. It’s just one of those things where you hope it’s contagious and it builds momentum.”

Sean Murphy

Pitching Matchup: Carlos Rodon

New York left-hander Carlos Rodon (9-3, 3.28 ERA) will attempt to reach double-digit wins for the third time in his career on Friday. Rodon, who won 13 games with the White Sox in 2021 and 14 for the Giants the following season, is coming off one of his worst outings in 2024.

In an 8-4 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park, Rodon was hit for five runs on seven hits after winning seven consecutive starts.

Rodon is 1-0 with an 0.75 ERA in two career starts against Atlanta.

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Pitching Matchup: Chris Sale

Chris Deal (9-3, 2.98) is looking for his 130th vocation triumph and can arrive at twofold digit triumphs interestingly since going 12-4 with a 2.11 ERA for the Boston Red Sox in 2018. Deal arrived at twofold digit win sums in seven straight seasons from 2012 to 2018 yet was a joined 17-18 over his last four seasons with the Red Sox.

Sale won seven straight starts from April 19 to May 26 but is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA in his past three outings. He last pitched in a 7-3 win over Tampa Bay last Friday when he allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings.

The left-hander is 6-9 with a 3.12 ERA in 22 career appearances (19 starts) against the Yankees.

Key Matchup: Braves vs. Yankees

The pitching duel between Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon will be the focus of the spotlight as the Braves attempt to capitalize on the Yankees’ recent struggles. The two pitchers have shown predominance before however should carry their best to get a success for their separate groups.


Friday’s down will be a basic test for the two groups. The Yankees expect to return quickly from their new downturn, while the Overcomes desire to proceed with their triumphant force. This series opener promises to be a thrilling contest with top-tier pitchers and dynamic offenses.

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