New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/29/14
Seattle Mariners (10-14) at New York Yankees (15-10)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Chris Young (R) (0-0) (3.938) vs. CC Sabathia (L) (3-2) (4.781)
The Line: New York Yankees -167 / Seattle Mariners +157 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Net, ROOT-NW, YES
The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees will begin game one of a three-game series on Tuesday.
The Mariners just took two of three from the Texas Rangers, but have still lost nine of their last 12 games overall. During this winning stretch, however, the Mariners have found their offense by scoring five or more runs in three of their last four games. Robinson Cano returns to Yankee Stadium, and he’s hot with 11 hits in his last seven games. Chris Young will get the start for the Mariners, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.50 ERA and has 10 strikeouts in 18 innings. Young is 1-0 with a 5.52 ERA in three career starts against the Yankees.
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The Yankees are five games above a .500 record and have won five of their last seven games. Mark Teixeira has homered twice in his last four games and Carlos Beltran has 10 hits in his last 10 games and leads the Yanks with six homeruns. The Yankees pitching staff has also been getting the job done, allowing three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. CC Sabathia hopes to add on to that number, as he’s 3-2 with a 4.78 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 32 innings. Sabathia is 12-4 with a 2.48 ERA in 21 career starts against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win. The Yankees are 46-19 in Sabathia's last 65 starts vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 in Sabathia's last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Yankees are 9-0 in Sabathia's last 9 starts vs. Mariners.
There's just no way you can pitck against Sabathia in this spot, a pitcher who has owned the Mariners throughout his career. I don't like the price, but there's little value in picking Seattle for the upset.