Rain in north Florida botched an otherwise action-packed Sunday of super regional action in this year’s NCAA baseball tournament, delaying the start of Florida State and Sam Houston State’s Game 2 for over seven hours. Florida and Wake Forest managed to get five innings of work in before a torrent of rain shooed the teams off the field for the rest of the night.
The picks on Monday consist of the first round, then Competitive Balance Round A, followed by the second round, then Competitive Balance Round B. There are four minutes in between picks in the first round and then one minute between selections through Round 2 (also through Round 10, but that is on Tuesday).
The Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates are the two teams with four picks in the top 75, so they will have a busier Monday than most teams. The Minnesota Twins hold the top overall pick.
Price has led his teams to an 8-3 record in his last 11 road starts against the Yankees per the OddsShark MLB Database. All three of those losses came last season with the Red Sox, however.
The Yankees bounced back well from a 5-4 loss in the series opener on Tuesday with an 8-0 drubbing of the Red Sox on Wednesday night.
CC Sabathia stayed hot with his fifth straight win and helped lower New York’s team ERA to 3.78, the fourth lowest total in the league and the second best in the American League. New York is 8-2 in its last 10 games when Michael Pineda takes the mound.
Thursday night’s total is set at eight runs. The OVER is 4-1 in Boston’s last five games as a road underdog.
New York enters Thursday’s game with a two-game lead over Boston and a 2.5-game lead over Baltimore for first place in the AL East. A win at home in this one would help give the Yankees a little bit of breathing room in what figures to be a season-long battle.