New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/23/14
Baltimore Orioles (93-63) at New York Yankees (81-75)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Ubaldo Jimenez (R) (5-9) (4.774) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (10-14) (3.930)
The Line: New York Yankees -145 / Baltimore Orioles +135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, MY9, ESPN
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees play game two of their series Tuesday night on ESPN.
The Baltimore Orioles have lost three of their last four games as they’re simply cruising into the playoffs next week. The Orioles pitching staff remains solid, allowing three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. Overall, the Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.44, which is seventh in the majors, and they’ve won nine of their last 11 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Nelson Cruz has hit in nine of his last 10 games and Jonathan Schoop has gotten on base in five of his last six games. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he’s 5-9 with a 4.90 ERA and has 110 strikeouts in 119.1 innings. Jimenez is 1-4 with a 5.79 ERA in six career starts against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees have won five of their last six games and trying to end Derek Jeter’s last homestand on a positive note. The Yanks are getting the job done with a pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 3.71, which is 18th in the majors, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Derek Jeter has a six-game hitting streak and Brian McCann has seven RBIs in his last nine games. Starting is Brandon McCarthy, who is 10-14 with a 3.93 ERA and has 167 strikeouts in 194.2 innings. McCarthy is 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA in nine career games against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 3-7 in Jimenezs last 10 starts as an underdog and 5-1 in Jimenezs last 6 starts overall. The Yankees are 5-1 in McCarthys last 6 home starts and 5-1 in McCarthys last 6 starts as a favorite.
I bet against Jimenez every chance I get and it's worked all these years. Add in the fact the Yanks are at home and playing hard for Jeter, give me NY for the victory.