Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/7/14
New York Yankees (16-15) at Los Angeles Angels (16-15)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Vidal Nuno (L) (0-0) (4.500) vs. Hector Santiago (L) (0-5) (5.011)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -128 / New York Yankees +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSN-W
The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels will play a rubber game on Wednesday night.
The Yankees have lost five of their last seven games and could really use a series win to get out of their current funk. The Yankees have been held to three or less runs in five of their last eight games, while their pitching staff has been inconsistent at best. The Yankees entered Tuesday with the 23rd best team ERA in all of baseball and have allowed four or more runs in five of their last seven games. Getting the start on Wednesday is Vidal Nuno, who is 0-0 with a 6.87 ERA and has 17 strikeouts in 18.1 innings. Nuno has pitched just one career game against the Angels, and he allowed three runs in 4.1 innings.
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With the loss on Tuesday, the Angels drop back to .500 and have split their last 10 games. The Angels have been so streaky this season but are getting some consistent production from their lineup lately, scoring four or more runs in five of their last eight games. Albert Pujols leads the way with 10 homers and 26 RBI, and he has four hits in this series. The Angels pitching has also been solid as of late but that may not continue with Hector Santiago, who is 0-5 with a 5.01 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 32.1 innings. Santiago is 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA in four career games against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-12 in their last 17 games as an underdog and 8-1 in their last 9 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Angels are 0-6 in Santiago's last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home favorite.
Santiago has been bad news all season long and has yet to put the Angels in a position to win. The Yankees have been just as inconsistent as the Angels lately, but I like my chances with the plus money and the better pitcher. This play is more of a fade from Santiago.