It has been all New York Yankees so far in this series as they have taken both games in this series with the finale set to take place today at Great American Ballpark. Though the Cincinnati Reds have shown some fight in this series, the Yankees with the more superior offense have been able to outscore the Reds 13-6 in the two games. Can the Yankees make it a three-game sweep, or can the Reds salvage the finale?
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Time: 11:35 EST
Location: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Records: New York Yankees (28-20), Cincinnati Reds (19-26)
Projected Starting Pitchers:
Luis Severino (Season Debut) vs Hunter Greene (0-3, 4.60 ERA)
What to Watch:
As already mentioned, the Bronx Bombers have already taken the first two games in Cincinnati and have a chance to sweep this series and will get a much-needed starting pitching boost. Right-handed starting pitcher Luis Severino is set to make his season debut, as he has been out to begin the season due to straining his right lat at the end of spring training. This is a much-needed boost for the Yankees pitching staff with them being without Domingo German due to a 10 game suspension for sticky substance use, so having Severino back, who went 7-3 a year ago, is huge for New York.
For the Reds, they will look for their offense to play a bit better, as they have only scored six runs in the two games played. Also for them pitching wise, they will have their young stud, Hunter Greene, take the mound. It has not been an ideal start to the season for Greene as he has failed to go six innings in his last four starts and is coming off a rough outing against the Colorado Rockies on May 15, giving up six earned runs on nine hits in four innings at Coors Field.
Game Prediction: New York Yankees, 7, Cincinnati Reds, 2
The Yankees offense has been playing so well in this series, getting timely hits and homers while the Reds have struggled. Plus, getting Severino back is huge for the Yankees and Greene has not been having a good season thus far, the Yankees win and will sweep the series.
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Spread- New York Yankees -1.5 (+100) / Cincinnati Reds + 1.5 (-120)
Moneyline- New York Yankees -155 / Cincinnati Reds +125
Total -9.5- Over (+100) / Under (-120)
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