- The Yankees are 6-4 over their last 10 games.
- Domingo German has been named the starting pitcher for the Yankees on Saturday.
- The Marlins are .500 at home this season.
The New York Yankees and Miami Marlins will do battle on Saturday evening in another interleague affair in Florida. The Yankees won the first game of the series on Friday night, as Anthony Rizzo hit a solo home run and Rougned Odor collected two RBI’s en route to a 3-1 victory. Jameson Taillon went 5.2 scoreless innings, striking out five batters. The Yankees are currently three games back of a Wild Card spot, while the Marlins are well out of the postseason race in the NL.
New York Yankees vs Miami Marlins Schedule
- Where: LoanDepot Park, Miami, FL
- When: Saturday July 31, 6:10pm ET
- How to Watch: BSFL / YES
Yankees vs Marlins Vegas Odds
With the Yankees having a massively disappointing season up until now, GM Brian Cashman made a couple of splashes at the annual MLB Trade Deadline, first acquiring slugger Joey Gallo from Texas, then snagging longtime Cub Anthony Rizzo.
New Look Bronx Bombers
The Yankees no longer need to worry about batting Rougned Odor in the order, as the current lineup is absolutely stacked, even with Luke Voit out of the lineup. Rizzo has already homered for the Yanks, and Gallo will surely make a difference going forward, especially with the short porch at Yankee Stadium.
It’s unknown who will be starting on the mound for the Marlins on Saturday evening, but they’ll be in tough with other names like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gleyber Torres. Judge leads the Yanks in homers with 21 and has driven in 48 runners so far in 2021.
Marte, Dickerson, And Duvall All Dealt
Now that Starling Marte, Corey Dickerson, and Adam Duvall are all gone, the Marlins struggling offense will be even more challenged going forward. The Marlins only collected five hits on Friday night with their post-deadline lineup, and only had one batter in the lineup with an OBP at .340 or above (Brian Anderson).
Domingo German has had a decent year for the Yankees with a 1.17 WHIP in 93.0 innings pitched. He’s not Gerrit Cole, but the Marlins will still struggle with all their best sluggers traded away. Jesus Aguilar will now be the everyday cleanup hitter for Miami, so Don Mattingley’s club will be relying on him to have a big game Saturday.
Preview & Pick
Who will win tonight’s MLB game:
Although German is an average pitcher to back, the Marlins have little offensive juice, and the Yankees are a motivated bunch thanks to the talent they added at the deadline. New York management has made it clear that they still want to make a serious push for the postseason, and I’d like to think the Bronx Bombers will use the additions of Rizzo and Gallo to go on a bit of a win streak. Expect a blowout at LoanDepot Park on Saturday night in Miami.
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