Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 8, 2024

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Jun 8, 2024 6:14 AM
The Los Angeles Dodgers, leading the series 1-0, head to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 8th at 7:35 PM to face off against the New York Yankees. The Yankees, with a stellar 21-9 home record, will look to even the series, while the Dodgers aim to build on their momentum. Expect a thrilling matchup between two of baseball's top teams.
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Dodgers vs Yankees starting pitchers

  • Nestor Cortes for New York Yankees
  • Gavin Stone for Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers vs Yankees statistics

Stat Dodgers Yankees
Hits 562 (2nd) 544 (4th)
Batting Average .257 (2nd) .256 (4th)
Runs Batted In 300 (4th) 306 (1st)
Runs 314 (3rd) 321 (1st)
Home Runs 82 (3rd) 93 (2nd)
Walks 243 (2nd) 250 (1st)
Stolen Bases 41 (16th) 34 (Tied-20th)
Strikeouts 533 (Tied-11th) 498 (20th)
Pitches 9829 (1st) 9664 (2nd)

New York Yankees recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers L 2-1 F/11
6/6/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 8-5
6/5/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 9-5
6/4/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 5-1
6/2/24 @ San Francisco Giants W 7-5

Los Angeles Dodgers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 @ New York Yankees W 2-1 F/11
6/6/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates W 11-7
6/5/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates L 10-6
6/4/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates L 1-0
6/2/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 4-0

Dodgers vs Yankees predictions

So, stepping into the box for the Los Angeles Dodgers, we've got some key players who could really turn the heat up in this game. Mookie Betts, always a crowd favorite, is geared up for a solid performance with projections suggesting he could bat around .617, which could include a mix of singles and potentially a thrilling home run. On the mound, Gavin Stone looks promising as well, despite being a younger addition to the roster, his command could see him striking out nearly five batters and keeping his ERA tight. Dodgers fans will definitely be keeping an eye on Shohei Ohtani as well, who might just knock a few over the fence with a projected performance indicating he could contribute significantly in the home runs and RBIs categories.

Switching dugouts to the New York Yankees, the lineup packs a punch with Aaron Judge looking ready to swing big, potentially adding another home run to his already impressive tally this season. On the rubber, Nestor Cortes is likely to bring his A-game, with the numbers hinting at him fanning over five batters through more than five innings pitched, which would definitely help keep the Dodgers' bats at bay. Keep an eye out for Juan Soto too, even though he's listed as day-to-day; if he plays, we're expecting him to contribute heavily to getting on base and driving in runs, boosting the Yankees' chances massively in this clash.

Now, based on these player breakouts and the overall dynamics of both teams, this game sets up to be a nail-biter. The Yankees have shown a slight edge in putting up runs and maintaining a thin lead in batting stats overall this season, giving them a marginal upper hand, especially with their current momentum and strategic advantages at home at Yankee Stadium. Coupling that with Cort selecting the skin with a slightly better WHIP suggests they might just clinch this with their superior pitching stability and heavy-hitting lineup. So if I had to pick, the Yankees might just walk away with this one, making the most of every inning in front of their home crowd.

New York Yankees injuries

  • Juan Soto (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Nick Burdi (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Caleb Durbin (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Chase Hampton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jasson Dominguez (CF): 60-Day-IL

Los Angeles Dodgers injuries

  • Ryan Brasier (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Bobby Miller (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Connor Brogdon (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Kyle Hurt (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • River Ryan (1B): Day-To-Day

Dodgers vs Yankees game info

Venue Yankee Stadium
Location Bronx, New York
First pitch Sat 7:35 PM
Temperature 74°
Chance of Rain 0%

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