Yankees at Rangers - 4/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (7-10) at Texas Rangers (10-9)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
N Eovaldi (0-2) (6.11) vs. C Hamels (3-0) (2.52)
The Line: Texas Rangers / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Monday night on ESPN.
The New York Yankees could use a nice road win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees issue this season has been a lack of consistent offense, as they’ve produced three or less runs now in 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have the offense to get back on track, but all 10 of their losses this season have come when they’ve scored three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 18 hits, Carlos Beltran has nine RBI and Brian McCann has three home runs. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 6.11 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Eovaldi’s second career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers could use a bounce back win as well after getting swept by the White Sox. The Rangers have scored just four runs in their last three games but five or more runs in five of their last nine games. Eight of the Texas Rangers 10 wins this season have come when they’ve scored four or more runs. Adrian Beltre leads texas with 23 hits, Rougned Odor has 13 RBI and Mitch Moreland has two home runs. Cole Hamels takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 12-5 in Eovaldis last 17 starts. The Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 13-6 in their last 19 vs. American League East. The Yankees are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
The Yankees offense continues to struggle, and that's not good heading into Texas to play a Rangers club that can really swing the bat. New York is going to have trouble in this series with the way their offense has been so quiet through their first 17 games. Take the Rangers in game one at home.