The Yankees and Astros are starting the best ongoing series tonight with two extremely hot teams and no shortage of bad blood. The difference between Valdez and Taillon is slight, with a small edge going to Taillon but nothing to tip a pick. Beyond the starters you won’t find much value either, with Houston and New York having the two best bullpens in the league.
So who’s bats can you trust tonight? No doubt the Houston lineup can hit, but in this great streak they’ve had, I’m not totally convinced in the opponents. Before facing the Mets for two games, the previous 9 series (27 games) were against teams with a record under .500. Meanwhile, in the Yankees last 5 series have seen the Rays twice, Blue Jays, Cubs and Twins, and only lost 3 games of the 15. The Astros haven’t been facing teams like the Yankees and now finally playing at home after a 6 game stretch, the Bombers should be at a strong advantage.
Yankees ML | -125