New York Yankees: Phillies Series Preview/Predictions

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The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies will face off in a four-game series after a bizarre week for both teams.

My predicted record to this point: 6-1

Yankees’ actual record to this point: 6-1

The New York Yankees are off to a scolding hot start to their season after two consecutive series sweeps. The Yankees swept a two-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore, and then a three-game series against the Red Sox in the Bronx.

A large reason why they’re off to such a hot start is star right fielder, Aaron Judge who has homered six times in five games. Judge got off to a slow start (for Judge at least) as he didn’t homer in any of the opening three games against the Nationals, but he has now homered in each game since.

However, now the Yankees will face off against the Philadelphia Phillies, who they were supposed to play last week but due to a couple of staff members testing positive for COVID-19, the series was postponed until this week.

Because the Phillies had staff members test positive, they have played only three games this season and hold a record of 1-2, and will now be tasked with taking on the hottest team in Major League Baseball, in the Yankees.

This means that the Phillies will have the top of their pitching rotation ready to go, but luckily enough for the Yankees, so do they. With that, this series will be very interesting to watch, and it’s even more interesting when you realize they actually played about two weeks ago in an exhibition game that ended in a 2-2 tie.

So with that, let’s take a look at each game in the four-game series, and give our predictions for how each game will go: