Yankees, Rangers to square off in a highly anticipated series

John Allen
Friday June 23, 2023

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New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers: Clarke Schmidt vs. Dane Dunning

The New York Yankees (41-34, holding the third spot in the American League East) go head-to-head with the Texas Rangers (46-28, leading the American League West) in a highly anticipated showdown. On Friday, the Texas Rangers visit the home turf of the New York Yankees, commencing a thrilling three-game series.

When: Friday, Jun 23, 2023.

Time: 7:05 p.m. EDT.

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, (50,287).

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, YES Network

Stream: MLB.tv, Direct Tv, YES Network DTC

MoneyLine: Yankees -125, Rangers +105.

Pitching matchup: Clarke Schmidt will start for the Yankees while the Texas have Dane Dunning as their starter.

With a 41-34 overall record and an impressive 23-18 record in home games, the New York Yankees have proven their prowess on their own turf. Notably, when the Yankees manage to launch at least two home runs, they boast a remarkable 28-7 record, further highlighting their dominance in such games.

Sporting a commendable 46-28 record overall, including a solid 22-15 record in road games, the Texas Rangers have displayed their skill away from home. Notably, the Rangers’ hitters boast a collective .342 on-base percentage, the highest percentage among all teams in the majors, underlining their exceptional ability to get on base consistently.

As Friday’s game unfolds, it marks the fifth encounter between these two teams in the ongoing season. So far, the Texas Rangers hold a 3-1 advantage in the season series, showcasing their superior performance in the previous matchups.

In their most recent ten games, the New York Yankees have encountered a challenging stretch, posting a 4-6 record. Their batting average stands at .196, and their pitching staff has a 4.49 ERA during this period. Furthermore, the Yankees have been outscored by 20 runs, making it a demanding phase for the team.

Yankees to start with Clarke Schmidt

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  • Schmidt and his team hold a unique 6-9-0 record against the spread whenever he takes the field.
  • During his most recent performance against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, the right-handed pitcher surrendered two earned runs over 4 2/3 innings pitched.
  • Throughout this season, Schmidt has made a total of 15 appearances, of which eight have resulted in starts lasting five innings or more. On average, he pitches for approximately 4.7 frames per outing.
  • Out of his 15 opportunities this season, Schmidt has managed three appearances without allowing any earned runs.
  • When Schmidt takes the mound as a starter, his team’s record stands at 3-7, with the team being favored on the moneyline.
  • In the games where Schmidt has started, his team has recorded a 4-11 overall record.
  • Out of the 15 games in which Schmidt has started this season, the over has been reached on four occasions.

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