New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (34-36) at New York Yankees (34-36)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Jon Gray (4-3) (4.68) vs. C Sabathia (5-4) (2.20)
The Line: New York Yankees -165 / Colorado Rockies +155 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTRM, YES
In MLB action on Wednesday from Yankee Stadium, the Colorado Rockies and the New York Yankees will be finishing up their series.
This will be the second of a short, two-game set. On Tuesday in the opener, the Rockies scored three times in the first inning on the way to an 8-4 victory.
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For Wednesday’s game, the Rockies will be bringing out right-hander Jon Gray. In his 11 starts this year, Gray has posted a 4-3 record with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 65.1 innings. On Friday against the Marlins, Gray lasted six innings, giving up two earned on two hits in a loss.
At the plate, it’s easy to find the Rockies’ stars. Carlos Gonzalez leads the charge on 85 hits with 47 runs, 15 homers and 38 RBI. Nolan Arenado holds a team-high 21 homers with 53 RBI and 79 hits with 50 runs. Arenado bagged a two-run homer on Tuesday. Trevor Story has popped 18 homers with 46 RBI, 72 hits and 40 runs.
The Yankees will be countering with lefty CC Sabathia for Wednesday’s game. In his 11 starts and 5-4 record this season, Sabathia has contributed a 2.20 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP in 65.1 innings. On Thursday, Sabathia held the twins to one run in six frames for a victory.
The New York batting order isn’t the best in the league, but they’re getting the job done. Carlos Beltran heads the charge on 70 hits with 38 runs, 18 homers and 48 RBI. Starlin Castro has put up 65 hits with 27 RBI and 24 runs. Jacoby Ellsbury has tripled five times with 24 RBI, 64 hits and 30 runs. Ellsbury was out with the flu on Tuesday.
The Rockies are 11-23 in their last 34 Wednesday games, and 19-44 in their last 63 games against a left-handed starter. Colorado is also 15-36 in their last 51 game twos of a series, and 6-14 in Gray’s last 20 starts.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games, and 5-1 in Sabathia’s last six starts against the National League West. New York is also 5-1 in Sabathia’s last six starts with five days’ rest and 14-5 in Sabathia’s last 19 interleague starts.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the under come in, given the pitching matchup. That said, I like the Yankees and Sabathia for the win here.