Are the Yankees back? That may be an overreaction to 2 wins in a row but beating the crosstown rival Mets certainly means something. Taking 4 runs off Max Scherzer means even more. Facing Taijuan Walker is a task of it’s own but if there’s a Yankee who’s up to it, it’s Aaron Judge. It almost seems unfair putting him in this parlay, especially when the value is low but today is the right day for it. They don’t have a long history against each other, but in 9 plate appearances over the last 5 years, Aaron Judge has hit 3 home runs. That’s a 1 in 3 chance of going deep every time he steps up to the plate. Too good to pass up.
There’s a lot to like for Sean Murphy tonight. The Marlins are on the 5th of 6 game road trip out West and this is the latest start they have had, 8:40 PM ET. The travel and time change matters to these guys and playing late into the night has an impact. The young Pablo Lopez has not had to experience many late starts yet so this could be a factor. Sean Murphy has been one of the hotter hitters in the league as well, with 11 hits and 3 home runs over his last 8 games. In the home park I like the catcher to get a deep ball out tonight.
The Pick: Aaron Judge / Sean Murphy | +1850 at Caesars