New York Yankees: Bad timing for Giancarlo Stanton and his struggles

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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have now constructed rosters that are diametrically opposed. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Kay and Mad Dog are experts on the NY sports experience. Then on Sunday, Boston rallied past the Rays again by scoring six runs in the eighth inning to keep the winning streak alive.

As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Yankees on the money line. The team's gained 6.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 3.0 units against the spread (ATS).

BOSTON-The championship-or-bust Yankees are only 5-5, but Brian Cashman isn't pushing the panic button by any means. Yankee Stadium boos crescendoed with each one of his strikeouts over last week's six-game homestand.

With all due respect to Tampa Bay and Miami, it's reasonable to think most Red Sox fans had Tuesday circled on their calendars as the real beginning of the 2018 season. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to one that've hit the under in such games.

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Marcus Semien had a two-run double during the rally, and Chapman and starting pitcher Daniel Mengden (1-2) each had an RBI single. Players can appeal the league's decision, and the Rockies involved likely will in order to stagger the impact on the roster.

Boston is 8-1 and sitting on top of the baseball world thanks to some outstanding starting pitching, stellar defense and some occasionally timely hitting. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to four that've gone under. He made four starts against Boston in 2017 and put together a 2-1 record against the Red Sox with a 3.33 ERA and 25 strikeouts. But regardless of what they do on Tuesday night, it will be terrible tough with All-Star southpaw Chris Sale on the mound. Sale finished the season 17-8 overall with a 2.90 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. Whereas the strength of the Sox is Cy Young-level left-handed pitching, the Yankees main asset is the most powerful right-handed line-up in recent memory.

Speaking of which, the Yankees are 7-2 in Severino's last nine road starts and are 17-4 in his last 21 outings overall. Well ten games in the bullpen and the starters appear to have flip-flopped and it has been the exact opposite.

Martinez hit 45 homers past year but has just one in a Boston uniform (on Saturday) - and that includes 15 spring-training games.

As far as how people in Boston have treated him since he joined Bucky Dent as light-hitting infielders to KO the Red Sox, Boone said, "I've been treated really well there". With Stanton heading to a new home with a shorter fence and paired with second-year slugger Aaron Judge, the Bronx Bombers looked, on paper, set to break baseball a year after MLB players set a new league-wide record for home runs in a season. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.89, along with a K-per-9 of 13.39. He went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday in extra innings. He hit ninth and started in center field. Gregorius is hitting.375/.524/.906 with 12 hits, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored, while Judge (.289/.438/.500) is up to 11 hits, two homers, seven RBIs and eight runs scored. Stanton seems to be nervous and over-thinking at the plate. I can't find a whole lot of reasons to pick NY here, so I'm going Red Sox.

The Yankees called up 33-year-old outfielder Shane Robinson before the game.

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