New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Game 1 - 8/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (74-56) at New York Yankees (70-60)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
T Bauer (13-8) (4.59) vs. J Garcia (5-8) (4.52)
The Line: New York Yankees -116 / Cleveland Indians +106 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, STOH
Out at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Indians bagged a victory 6-2 by scoring five runs in the last four innings. The Tuesday game was rained out and will be played here as part of a doubleheader.
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For the Tuesday game, the Indians will be bringing out RHP Trevor Bauer. In his 139.1 innings and 13-8 record this year, Bauer has a 4.59 ERA with 157 Ks and 51 BBs.
The Indians have some notable hitters this year. Jose Ramirez came into this series with 145 hits, 82 runs, 18 homers and 60 RBI while Francisco Lindor had 141 hits, 72 runs, 24 homers and 65 RBI. On Monday, Lindor whiffed 0-for-4 but Ramirez had two hits, two runs and two RBI.
The Yankees will be bringing out LHP Jaime Garcia for the Tuesday game. In his 139.1 innings and 5-8 record this year, Garcia has a 4.52 ERA with 107 Ks.
The Yankees have some key bats as well. Didi Gregorius brought 127 hits, 56 runs, 19 homers and 60 RBI into this set while Aaron Judge had 125 hits, 97 runs, 37 homers and 82 RBI. On Monday, Gregorius went 0-for-4.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series, and 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games. Cleveland is also 6-1 in Bauer’s last seven starts and 4-1 in Bauer’s last five starts with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 4-0 in their last four during game two of a series and the under is 6-2 in the Yankees’ last eight Tuesday games. The over is 5-2 in the Yankees’ last seven games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and New York is 4-0 in their last four games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
After giving up no earned in Kansas City over 6.1 innings, Bauer came back with four earned on seven hits in 5.1 innings against the Red Sox. He got the win in both of those outings and hasn’t recorded a loss since July 16. Garcia hasn’t gotten a win yet as a Yankee and I don’t think he’ll get one here either. Give me the Indians.