Interleague baseball is a treat for MLB fans. Due to the new scheduling rules, teams face off against division rivals less and interleague opponents more. That’s the case for tonight with the New York Yankees coming into town against the Los Angeles Dodgers. These two teams had a home run party last night with seven balls entering the seats. Can we expect more? Let’s dive into our best Yankees-Dodgers bet which features Michael Grove making his return from the injured list.
Yankees-Dodgers Bet: Michael Grove
Michael Grove will be making his first start since April 20 against the Chicago Cubs. He was activated off the 15-day IL on Wednesday and now has to face off against one of the fiercest lineups in all of baseball in the New York Yankees.
Before Grove made his way to the IL, he wasn’t exactly stout. He had an 8.41 ERA and ranks in the 24th percentile in K%. The Yankees’ top six K rate against right-handed pitching in May gives this play an even bigger boost.
Giancarlo Stanton being back in the lineup is not great for this prop as he has a 30% K rate against RHP dating back to last season. Like Grove, Stanton spent a month plus on the IL and made his return to action last night. He hit a home run and didn’t strike out. With that being said, Stanton may get the day off as lineups are yet to be announced.
Best Yankees-Dodgers Bet: Michael Grove Under 4.5 Strikeouts (-139, BetRivers)