New York Yankees at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/11/14
New York Yankees (19-15) at Milwaukee Brewers (22-14)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
David Phelps (R) (0-0) (1.689) vs. Matt Garza (R) (2-3) (4.929)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -135 / New York Yankees +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSN-WI
The New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers will play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Yankees have won four of their last seven games and are three games above .500. The Yankees offense is scoring with a little more consistency, producing four or more runs in six of their last eight games. Yangervis Solarte has seven hits in his last five games and Mark Teixeria has four RBI in his last three games. The Yankees pitching has allowed three or less runs in four of their last seven games. Getting the start on Sunday will be David Phelps who has pitched in 17 innings, allowing eight runs and striking out 19 batters. This is the first time Phelps has pitched against the Brewers in his career.
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The Brewers have lost five of their last seven games but are still nine games above .500. Recently, the Brewers are struggling to put runs on the board, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. Carlos Gomez has seven RBI in his last 10 games and Mark Reynolds has homered three times in his last seven games, but it’s simply not the same with Ryan Braun out of the lineup. Getting the nod is Matt Garza who is 2-3 with a 4.93 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 42 innings. Garza is 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 12 career starts against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-10 in their last 14 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Brewers are 4-1 in Garza's last 5 starts as a favorite and 20-8 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series.
It's tough to pick this game with the way both teams have been playing as of late. However, the Brewers have been a little more inconsistent with their star player out of the lineup. I'll take a shot with the Yankees and the plus money.