Baltimore Orioles (3-1) at New York Yankees (2-2)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:35 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Dean Kremer (0-0) (0.00) vs. Gerrit Cole (0-0) (3.38)
The Line: New York Yankees -315 / Baltimore Orioles +279 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees meet Tuesday in MLB action from Yankee Stadium.
This will be game two in a three-game set between these teams this week. In the series opener on Monday New York posted a big 7-0 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Baltimore didn’t have a whole lot of trouble versus the Red Sox in their opening-weekend series, winning all three games 3-0, 4-2 and 11-3. In the Monday game, the Orioles coughed up seven runs in a three-inning stretch in a 7-0 loss. Reliever Mac Sceroler put up 2.2 innings with four Ks in that one.
For the Tuesday starting pitcher role, the Orioles are sending out Dean Kremer. In four starts last season, Kremer put up a 4.82 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 18.2 innings of work. This spring Kremer appeared in five games, posting an 0-1 record with a 6.32 ERA in 15.2 innings.
Over on the Yankees’ side, their bats fell silent for long stretches against the Blue Jays; they lost 3-2 Thursday and 3-1 on Sunday. In the Monday game against Baltimore the Yankees offense came alive, mostly due to a Giancarlo Stanton grand slam in the fifth.
For the starting pitcher slot on Tuesday the Yankees are going with Gerrit Cole. In his Opening Day start this year, Cole notched eight strikeouts with two runs, five hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. 62 of Cole’s 97 pitches were strikes in that appearance.
The Orioles are 133-277 in their last 410 overall and 65-145 in their last 210 road games. Baltimore is 1-6 in their last seven in game two of a series and 55-119 in their last 174 versus the AL East.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 78-31 in their last 109 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 in game two of a series. The over is 4-0 in New York’s last four Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series.
PICK: I’m going to take the Yankees, but probably staying away. Considering the uneven performance of the New York offense so far this year it’s tough to trust them for anything, but having Cole on the mound will certainly be a big boost—not to mention the solid Monday performance. Kremer has played his way into a starting spot but didn’t have great command in the spring. I’m taking New York but the fat line is a little dicey to mess with.