Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/10/14
New York Yankees (45-44) at Cleveland Indians (44-45)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)
David Phelps (R) (3-4) (4.289) vs. T.J. House (L) (1-2) (4.577)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -105 / New York Yankees -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, STO
The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians wrap up their four-game series on Thursday.
The Yankees have won five of their last seven games and are two games above .500. The Yankees offense has shown a little more consistency recently, producing four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games when that’s the case. Mark Teixeira has seven RBI in his last 10 games and Jacoby Ellsbury has homered twice in his last four games. The Yankees ERA is 3.99. David Phelps takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.01 ERA and has 71 strikeouts in 83 innings. Phelps is 1-1 with a 0.71 ERA in two career starts against the Indians.
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Despite being a solid 5-3 in the month of July, the Indians are still two games below .500. While the Indians offense has struggled for much of the year, they have produced four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Indians have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Michael Brantley has 15 hits in his last eight games and Nick Swisher has five RBI in this series. The Indians have an ERA of 3.98. Starting is T.J. House, who is 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA and has 25 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. This will be House’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 2-7 in Phelps' last 9 starts and 1-7 in Phelps' last 8 road starts. The Indians are 4-1 in Houses last 5 starts and 14-6 in their last 20 home games. The Yankees are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland.
House has certainly gotten off to a rocky start this season and you have to like a veteren Yankees lineup aainst a rookie pitcher. I'll take the Yankees on the road.