Rivalries can sometimes wait.
After weather delayed Thursday’s season opener for the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees, the two historic clubs will take on the Diamond today at 1:05 p.m
When last season’s playoffs began, the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in American League wildcard play, only to be knocked around by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Division Series. Thursday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchup wipes the slate clean.
FrontPageBets presents their best bets for the rivalry.
Red Sox (+135) defeats Yankees in New York (1:05 p.m.)
Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi vs. Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole is a replay of the wild card matchup. Eovaldi was solid, giving up a run with eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings, while Cole was knocked out and gave up three runs in just two innings of work.
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In this case, consider Cole the more determined starter. He had a 4.14 ERA in 12 second-half starts last season, not even counting his wildcard stumble. Of even greater concern are his 4.91 ERA and 1,500 WHIP against the Red Sox in four starts last season, with nine walks and five homers allowed.
Eovaldi had 34 strikeouts in 34 innings against the Yankees last season and a 3.71 ERA despite giving up five home runs.
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