New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 5-5-2023

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The New York Yankees will open a three-game series in an American League East Division rivalry battle between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday.

 

The NY Yankees improved to 17-15 overall, 6-7 on the road play, and placed dead last in the AL East with 9 games behind Tampa Bay in the first place and posted a +4 run difference over the course of the campaign.

 

The Yankees just won a series over the Cleveland Guardians with a 2-1 standing after winning the first two installments of the series including the recent 4-3 home win on Wednesday.

 

Pinch-hitter Jose Trevino hit a run-scoring single in the bottom of the extended 10th frame in augmenting the offense of the Bronx Bombers in the win against the Guardians.      

 

The New York Yankees will be sending righty Jhony Brito (2-3, 5.56 ERA) to the pitcher’s mound to start the opening of a series on Friday night.

 

The right-handed starter recorded a WHIP of 1.41 and struck out 17 batters while giving away 21 hits, 11 free bases, and 2 homers in 22.2 innings of work.

 

The Yanks lost three of Brito’s last four starts and the right-hander surrendered 13 runs through his last 12+ innings.  

 

The totals went UNDER in 4 of the NY Yankees’ last 5 outings. The Yanks are 2-4 SU in their last 6 matches played.

 

The New York Yankees are 2-5 straight up in their last 7 road games while the totals went UNDER in 6 of the Bronx Bombers’ last 9 contests on the road versus Tampa Bay.  

 

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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 5/5/2023

 

The Tampa Bay Rays continue their supremacy in the league after winning 17 of the last 19 games played at home and looking for their 18th straight win when hosting the New York Yankees on Friday night.

 

Tampa Bay stayed on top of the tough AL East with 26-6 overall standing and 17-2 when playing at home with 4.5 games ahead of Baltimore in the second place while posting an impressive +114 run difference over the course of the season.

 

The Rays won six of the last seven contests played including a series sweep against the Pirates last game out.

 

1B Yandy Diaz and Outfielder Taylor Walls hit a long ball apiece for Tampa Bay who marked an MLB best 64 home runs while Zach Eflin retired a total of ten hitters through seven shutouts in the win.

 

The Tampa Bay Rays management will counter right-hander Yonny Chirinos (1-0, 0.64 ERA) to start the opening of the AL East three-game series on Friday.

 

The twenty-nine-year-old righty starter earned a solid 0.57 WHIP with 8 strikeouts while yielding 6 hits, 2 free walks, and zero home runs in 14.0 IP.

 

Chirinos finished four appearances out of the bullpen and gave up zero home runs through 14 IP.

   

The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-1 SU in their last 7 contests. The Rays are 17-2 SU in their last 19 home matches.

 

The totals went UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 outings at home versus the NY Yankees while the Rays are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games against a rival in the AL.    

 

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -182.

 

The Yankees will be playing without OF Aaron Judge due to right hip strain and was put on a 10-day IL while the Rays will continue their dominance at home with a 17-2 record.

 

After 32 games played, New York ranked 23rd in OPS and 23rd in runs scored while Tampa Bay ranked 1st in OPS and 1st in runs scored for the season. The prediction: Tampa Bay Rays will win 6-4.   

 

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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

 

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida 

 

Date: Friday, May 5, 2023 

 

TV: YES, BSSUN 

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -182

 

MLB Totals: 8.5 

 

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