Orioles vs. Yankees - 4/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (2-4) at Baltimore Orioles (3-3)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
C Sabathia (0-1) (6.35) vs. M Gonzalez (0-1) (1.59)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -139 / New York Yankees +129 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: Yankees (YES Network) / Orioles (MASN 2)
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles will face off this Tuesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2nd game of their three game series.
The New York Yankees (2-4) got a pinch hit grand slam from Stephen Drew in the 7th inning to help propel the Yankees to a come from behind 6-5 victory on Monday night. Prior to Drew’s homerun in the 7th, the Yankees couldn’t get much going again Baltimore’s starter Bruce Chen outside of a pair of solo homeruns by Mark Teixeira and Chris Young in the 2nd and 4th innings. Jacoby Ellsbury and Chris Young each had 2 hits and the Yankees finished going 2-7 with RISP. Michael Pineda (1-0, 5.11 ERA) was able to pick up the win despite not having his best stuff. Pineda went 6.1 innings, giving up 5 runs on 9 hits while striking out 9. Andrew Miller picked up his 2nd save of the season by going 1.2 innings while giving up no hits while striking out three.
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The Baltimore Orioles (3-4) were able to pile up 11 hits and go 4-10 with runners in scoring position, but couldn’t put up enough runs on the board and dropped a tough one in their opening game against the Yankees. Adam Jones had a big game for the Orioles going 3 for 4 with a homerun and 2 RBI’s. Outside of the Jones, the middle of the line-up couldn’t come up with a hit as Steve Pearce, Chris Davis, and Travis Snider went a combined 0-11 with 2 walks while striking out 6. Bruce Chen pitched well for the Orioles going 6.0 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. Tommy Hunter picked up the loss for Baltimore as he gave up 4 runs on 3 hits, including the pinch grand slam by Stephen Drew, in just one inning pitched. Darren O’Day and Brian Matusz combined for 2 innings of no hit relief while striking out 3.
CC Sabathia (0-1, 6.35 ERA) will get the call for the Yankees and will look to bounce back from a tough opening outing against the Toronto Blue Jays in which he went 5.2 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 ER) on 8 hits while striking out 8. Sabathia, who is coming up a knee injury that shut him down for much of 2014, doesn’t have the velocity on the fastball as he did in his younger days with the Indians and will need to rely on his off-speed and breaking pitches to have success. The Orioles will send Miguel Gonzalez (1-0, 1.59 ERA) who outside of some control issues, pitched very well against the Tampa Bay Rays going 5.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 5. Although Gonzalez has always been somewhat under the radar, he has been an effective pitcher for Baltimore and as career ERA of just 3.43.
Baltimore is a heavy favorite in this one and although the currently Baltimore line-up has a .274 batting average against Sabathia, I think the value in this one is with the Yankees, especially as their offensive has put up over 20 runs in the last two games. I’m taking the Yankees to win this one.