New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Free Pick 9/26/13
Tampa Bay Rays (89-69) at New York Yankees (82-76)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Alex Cobb (R) (10-3) (2.905) vs. Ivan Nova (R) (8-5) (3.207)
The Line: New York Yankees -102 / Tampa Bay Rays -108 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
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The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays meet for the final time this season as they face off o New York on Thursday.
The New York Yankees won’t be going to the post season and we saw on Wednesday once again they just weren’t good enough to get it done. Eduardo Nunez hit a home run, Robinson Cano had two hits, and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit as the Yankees scored three runs on eight hits in all. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out two over 2.0 innings to take the loss. For Thursday’s game the Yankees start Ivan Nova who is 9-5 with a 3.13 ERA for the season and 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Tampa Bay Rays continue their march to the post season as they beat the Yankees again on Wednesday. Evan Longoria hit two home runs, David Dejesus hit a home run, and James Loney added three hits as the Rays scored eight runs on 15 hits. On the mound starter David Price allowed six hits and two earned runs while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to get the win. For Thursday’s game the Rays start Alex Cobb who is 10-3 with a 2.90 ERA for the season and 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his last three starts.
New York 16-8 in their last 24 home games, 3-8 in their last 11 games, and 8-2 in Nova’s last 10 starts. Tampa Bay is 6-0 in their last six games, 5-1 in their last six road games, and 22-10 in Cobb’s last 32 starts. Tampa Bay is 7-2 in the last nine meetings of these two.
The Rays are simply rolling at this point and I don’t want to be on the other side.