New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies 3-31-22

New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies 3/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies 3/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The New York Yankees (5-6) will be running through bases against the Philadelphia Phillies (6-5) in the MLB Spring Training Grapefruit League Tournament at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 1:05 PM ET.

 

New York heads to Clearwater for their outfield battle against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday with their problem of winning games away from home. The Yankees already beat the Phillies (14-2) at their home facility in Tampa on Tuesday but kneeled to the Toronto Blue Jays at 3-11 yesterday.

 

New York is in 12th place at 5-6 in the Grapefruit League Conference with a .455 team percentage and 2 contests behind first place with 76 runs scored while giving away 61 for a +15 run difference this pre-season.

 

The Yankees trailed a 1-6 lead by the Blue Jays in the 7th frame while allowing them to add 6 more runs in the last two innings of the match resulting in their 8-run loss. First Baseman Max Burt led his team with one run on one hit with 2 RBIs in defeat.

 

First Baseman Marwin Gonzalez has been efficient in swinging his bat for the Yanks after hitting three home runs in 11 at-bats with nine runs scored acquiring a batting average at .545 this spring training. Gonzalez also added 9 RBIs in his record for New York.

 

Catcher Kyle Higashioka contributed a team-high four homers with 6 RBIs and a batting average of .467. Pitcher Wandy Peralta led the Yankees’ pitching staff after recording 8 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.25. As a unit, New York marked a team batting average of .273, an OBP at .348, a slugging rate of .525, and a team ERA of 4.72 on the year.

 

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New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 3/31/2022

 

The Philadelphia Phillies will try to bounce back from their last 12-run loss to the Bronx Bombers on Tuesday when these teams meet each other again in BayCare Ballpark for a rematch on Thursday afternoon after a 1-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers yesterday.

 

The Phillies took 7th place at 6-5 in the Grapefruit League Conference with a team percentage at .545 and a game behind first-place while gaining 64 runs but lost 76 for a run difference of -12 on the year.

 

In losing to Detroit, Philadelphia 3rd Baseman Bryson Scott had one hit while Pitcher Damon Jones struck out 2 batters in pitching for 1.1 innings.

 

The Phillies’ outfield duo of Nick Castellanos and Bryce Harper played well this spring training as Castellanos recorded 4-8 while Harper has gone 6-18 while driving two home runs. Philadelphia 31-year-old veteran Shortstop Didi Gregorius hit 13 home runs and 54 RBIs since he joined the squad two years ago.

 

This pre-season, Gregorius went 5-19 with a couple of homers and 4 RBIs in reinforcing the infield for the Phillies. As a squad, Philadelphia nailed a team batting average of .252, a slugging percentage of .448, an OBP at .319, and a team ERA of 6.12 on the season.                  

 

New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York. Despite the Phillies showing some strong batting skills, they will have difficulty swinging their bats against the stingy pitching staff of the Yankees.

 

Pitcher Aroldis Chapman is getting back to his old self in dominating the mound which will give RF Bryce Harper and company a very bad day. Prediction: The New York Yankees will win at 5-2.

 

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New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies 3/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

 

Location: BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida

 

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022

 

TV: NBCSP+ Philadelphia, YES Network

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Yankees +101 (-1.5)      

 

MLB Totals: 6.5

 

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