Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees - 4/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (2-2) at Detroit Tigers (3-0)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
C Sabathia (0-0) (0.00) vs. M Pelfrey (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -110 / New York Yankees +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees oppose the Detroit Tigers in game number two of their series on Saturday.
The New York Yankees struggled to hit the ball Friday and the result was a strong performance on the mound went by the wayside in a 4-0 defeat at Detroit. Starter Luis Severino wasn’t great with three runs plated on ten hits over five frames but he did manage to limit damage. In the end pitching wasn’t a factor with the Bronx bombers managing three hits and four bases on balls with Brett Gardner and Mark Texeira both going 1-3 with a walk. Veteran left hander CC Sabathia takes the hill for the first time this season when he faces the Tigers at Comerica Park Saturday. Sabathia lost to Detroit last year 2-1 with both runs scored on seven hits and three BB in eight frames.
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The Detroit Tigers reputation as a big time offense is well deserved but it was their pitching that was front page news Friday in their 4-0 victory against the Bronx Bombers. New comer Jordan Zimmermann already paid dividends with seven scoreless innings with only two hits and three free passes allowed. The offense pounded out 13 hits with Miguel Cabrera going 2-4 with his first homer of the year and a pair of RBI’s. Nick Castellanos was 4-4 with a run while Jose Iglesius went 2-4 and knocked in a run. Right hander Mike Pelfrey gets his first career start with the Tigers versus the visiting Yankees. Pelfrey faced New York once in 2015 as a member of Minnesota and threw well with a run allowed on five hits over 5.1 innings.
The New York Yankees are 3-8 in their last 11 overall and are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass while going 2-6 in Sabathia’s last 8 Saturday starts. I personally would have trouble backing either hurler but…