Another pitcher makes his MLB betting debut at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night when Boston and New York continue their rivalry in the Bronx.
Rookie Henry Owens did a pretty good job for Boston in his MLB debut Tuesday night, keeping the Red Sox close to the New York Yankees. The same can't be said for Boston relievers, though, and the Yankees ran away with a 13-3 decision in the series starter.
Wednesday night (7:05 PM ET), it's New York sending a young arm to the hill for his big league debut as Luis Severino gets the call from the farm, and baseball bettors have immediately fallen in love with the kid. The Yankees went out as -170 favorites on SBR's live MLB odds, that moneyline since inching up to around -180. Steven Wright counters on the mound for Boston with a 9 run total pretty evenly priced.
Is Severino Ready For The Big Leagues?
Bouncing between the rotation and the bullpen, Wright is set to make his fourth consecutive start for Boston. The 30 year old actually has as many wins (2) in seven starts as he does in the same number of relief outings, the Red Sox losing Wright's other five appearances in a starting role. One of the victories came last Thursday at home vs. the White Sox, the righthander having his knuckler dancing for seven full frames, his longest outing of 2015, allowing Chicago two runs in the eventual 8-2 triumph.
One of Wright's victories as a reliever came in his season debut on this mound back in early April. He pitched the final five frames of that 19-inning marathon, giving up two runs and walking three in a 6-5 decision. His only starting assignment vs. New York came at Fenway near the end of last season, Wright working five and allowing two unearned runs to suffer the defeat in a 3-2 Yankees dubya.
New York signed Severino out of the Dominican Republic nearly three years ago with he was just 18, and he has made a very steady climb through the minor league ranks before reaching Triple-A in May. Severino started 11 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the International League, posting a 1.91 ERA and punching out 50 in 61+ innings of work. He was ranked as the 17th-best minor league prospect before getting the call for this contest, can bring his heater as high as 97 and also owns a good change and curve in his repertoire.
Umpire Notes, Mother Nature & A Free Pick
A strong 'under' record the past three seasons (22-58-3 O/U/P), Kerwin Danley is scooting along pretty level this time with an 8-7-1 mark on the totals. Three of his last four plate assignments fell short, however, each time a half-run from 7½ run totals. Home teams stand 11-5 when Danley calls balls and strikes in 2015, 9-3 when favored on the MLB odds.
No rain in the Bronx forecast, but there is a little wind to pay attention to with an 8-12 mph push from the northwest (out to right). I'm liking the bats once again this evening with a play on the 'over' for my free MLB pick.
My MLB Pick: Red Sox-Yankees Over 9 (-105) at BetOnline