Alex Rodriguez will be making his last appearance for the New York Yankees when they host the Tampa Bay Rays Friday night. Can the Yankees give A-Rod the farewell he deserves or will the Rays spoil the party? Our experts have a clear opinion.
The Rays will look to ruin the A-Rod Finale game. Tonight they are backed with a Powerful league wide system that plays on road favorites off a +140 or higher road dog loss vs a team like NY that won a road dog last night scoring 4 or less runs.
Evan Longoria (26-for-67, six homers, 14 RBIs) and Logan Forsythe (8-for-18, two homers) are only two of many Rays with good success against Sabathia. The current Tampa Bay team is batting a combined .329 over 161 at bats versus him, and I think they’ll give Sabathia plenty to work with tonight.
The Rays send out Chris Archer, who has just not had things go his way in 2016. Archer is just 6-15 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.316 WHIP in 24 starts. The key here is that he’s been throwing like the Cy Young candidate everyone expected to see all year of late. He’s got a 2.21 ERA and 0.836 WHIP in his last 3 starts and has looked sharp going back over his last 5 starts.