Thursday MLB Betting Notes: Brawls, Brawls and More Brawls
Nothing like a little October baseball in April.
The New York Yankees (-107) held on to beat the Red Sox 10-7 at Fenway Park on Wednesday. David Price left with an injury, but not before getting beat down by the heart of the Bombers’ lineup in the only inning he threw. It was a much-needed turn of the tide for the Yankees, who saw Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton break out of their respective slumps.
But you won’t hear much of the above on the way into work Thursday. Nope, the train cars are going to be filled with people saying, “The rivalry is back!” after an old-fashioned donnybrook broke out between the two bitter rivals. It all started when Boston reliever Joe Kelly pegged Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin square in the back, apparently retaliating for Austin’s slide into Brock Holt in the third inning.
Believe it or not, that wasn’t the only baseball brawl Wednesday, as all heck broke loose between the Padres and Rockies in a matinee at Coors Field. (It feels like those two play every day, doesn’t it?)
The weather is finally starting to turn, and baseball players are dragging each other down to the ground by their windbreakers. This is what we’ve all been waiting for!
In today’s betting and fantasy preview, we will examine one afternoon and one night matchup on Thursday’s slate:
- Pirates at Cubs -176 (2:20 p.m. ET)
- Yankees at Red Sox -106 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Pittsburgh Pirates (+166) at Chicago Cubs (-176) | O/U: TBD
Trevor Williams (2-0, 1.59 ERA) vs. Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 4.09 ERA)
2:20 p.m. ET