New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (87-72) at New York Yankees (83-76)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Y Gallardo (5-8) (5.63) vs. M Pineda (6-11) (4.78)
The Line: New York Yankees -129 / Baltimore Orioles +119 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles look to secure a Wild Card when they visit the New York Yankees.
The Baltimore Orioles can lock up a Wild Card and don’t need help to do it. Thanks to a 4-0 victory at Toronto, the Orioles are tied for the top Wild Card and have won five of six. O’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez has suddenly found the groove and that continued with a one hit shutout over 6.2 scoreless frames. The Birds totaled nine hits and two walks with Michael Bourne driving in a run and scoring while four players scored and four drove in runs. Veteran Yovani Gallardo toes the rubber against the Yankees for the third time on the year. On the season, Gallardo has gone 5-8 in 22 starts with a 1.62 WHIP and 5.62 ERA.
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The New York Yankees are merely finishing up the season but would love to ruin the Orioles playoff hopes. The Yankees are still playing hard however, with their 4th straight win in a 5-1 decision versus visiting Boston. The Yanks received 7.1 strong innings from CC Sabathia who allowed the lone run on four hits. The Bronx Bombers managed eight hits and seven walks with Jacby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks both scoring and knocking in runs. Veteran left hander CC Sabathia gets the ball in the series opener versus the rival Orioles. On the season, Sabathia has gone 8-12 in 29 outings with an ERA just over four.
The under is 46-15-1 in Baltimore’s last 62 on grass and is 52-20-1 in their last 73 overall while the Orioles are 2-6 in Gallardo’s last 8 starts. The Yankees are 9-3 in their last 12 home games. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in New York and Baltimore are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in New York.
The Orioles struggle in New York and so has Gallardo so we are talking coin flip really if Pineda is in for the Yankees...