Yankees vs. Orioles - 7/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (46-45) at New York Yankees (50-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
W Chen (4-5) (2.78) vs. Nathan Eovaldi
The Line: New York Yankees -118 / Baltimore Orioles +108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, YES, MLB Network
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Orioles have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Orioles have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 105 hits and 50 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 97 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost six of their last nine road games. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 2.78 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Chen is 3-4 with a 4.76 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Yankees have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 98 hits and 42 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 115 RBI. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last 10 home games. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill, and he’s 9-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 5-2 in Chens last 7 starts. The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in Eovaldis last 5 starts. The Orioles are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
The Yankees have to smell blood with some of the teams in the AL East in a bit of a slump. This is their chance to create some distance. With Eovaldi pitching far better than I expected, I have to side with the home tea to remain hot.