Yankees at Diamondbacks - 5/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (16-20) at Arizona Diamondbacks (17-23)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Pineda (1-4) (6.28) vs. Robbie Ray (1-2) (4.59)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -115 / New York Yankees -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks begin their three-game series Monday night.
The New York Yankees look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last nine games. The New York Yankees offense is inconsistent but they have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 38 hits, Carlos Beltran has 18 RBI and Brian McCann has five home runs. Michael Pineda gets the nod, and he’s 1-4 with a 6.28 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Pineda’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has been a hit or miss lately and they’ve lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 54 hits, Welington Castillo has 19 RBI and Brandon Drury has six home runs. Robbie Ray takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.84 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Ray’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 interleague games. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 in Rays last 4 starts. The Yankees are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Diamondbacks offense is due for a breakout performance, and it should come at home against a pitcher in Pineda who hasn't looked like himself this season. In a toss-up, I'm going to side with Arizona at home.