No point in making fans wait for the greatest competition in baseball. The New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox Friday night (7:05 PM ET, MLBN) in the very first of a three-game series; Wade Miley is set up to take the mound for Boston, with Nathan Eovaldi doing the same for New York. Get the Boston Red Sox odds from Bovada and cash in a $250 bonus.
Miley (3.98 FIP in 2014) belonged to the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2011, before arriving in Boston last December in exchange for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and infielder Raymel Flores. In 2014, Miley was 5.22 devices in the red on a team record of 14-19, but Arizona was just No. 24 in the majors in hitting at.678 OPS. The Red Sox were No. 22 at.684 OPS; they’ve considering that included Hanley Ramirez (.817 OPS with the LA Dodgers) and Pablo Sandoval (.739 OPS with the San Francisco Giants).
Eovaldi (3.37 FIP), another December arrival as part of the David Phelps trade, appears like a much better pick-up for New York. He was second worst on the MLB cash charts at minus-13.53 units on a group record of 10-23, however Miami scored 2 runs or fewer in 16 of those 33 starts.