St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/27/14
New York Yankees (26-23) at St. Louis Cardinals (28-22)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
David Phelps (R) (1-1) (2.821) vs. Lance Lynn (R) (5-2) (3.600)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -137 / New York Yankees +127 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MY9, FSN-MW
The New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals will meet up Tuesday night to play game two at Busch Stadium.
The Yankees have now won three straight games and are getting solid production out of their offense. Scoring a combined 13 runs in their last two games, the Yankees are 22-9 when scoring more than three runs this season. Mark Teixeira has seven hits in his last 10 games and Brett Gardner has stolen eight bases in his last nine games. The Yankees will throw out David Phelps, who is 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA and has 33 strikeouts in 34 innings. This will be Phelps’ first career game against the Cardinals.
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Even with the loss on Monday, the Cardinals have won five of their last seven games. Believe it or not, the Cardinals offense has also woken up, scoring four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. Matt Carpenter has 13 hits in his last nine games and Matt Adams has six hits in his last four games. The Cardinals have a top five ERA and some of that has to do with Lance Lynn, who is 5-2 with a 3.60 ERA and has 59 strikeouts in 60 innings. This is Lynn’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 1-5 in Phelps' last 6 road starts and 8-2 in Phelps' last 10 starts during game 2 of a series. The Cardinals are 20-8 in Lynn's last 28 starts as a home favorite and 18-8 in Lynn's last 26 home starts.
Although both teams have been hitting the ball well lately, they've both struggled to put runs on the board throughout the year. With Phelps and Lynn on the mound, scoring won't be easy. I'm rolling with the under.