Yankees vs. Rangers - 5/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (18-23) at New York Yankees (22-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
N Martinez (3-0) (1.88) vs. C Sabathia (2-5) (4.67)
The Line: New York Yankees -166 / Texas Rangers +156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, PIX11, MLB Net
The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Rangers have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 57 hits and 27 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre have combined for 33 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won four of their last five road games. Nick Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Yankees have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 54 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last six home games. CC Sabathia takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.67 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 11-3 with a 4.45 ERA and 99 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 18-38 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series and 7-1 in Martinezs last 8 starts. The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 3-8 in Sabathias last 11 starts. The Yankees are 7-0 in Sabathias last 7 starts vs. Rangers.
The Yanks are in a major slump and the same thing can be said for Sabathia this season. I'm taking the Rangers and the plus money as more of a fade until New York gets back on track.