New York Yankees at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 1, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Yankees -125 / Arizona Diamondbacks +105 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The New York Yankees look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Yankees have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The New York Yankees have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring more than one run. Gleyber Torres leads the Yankees with 31 hits and 15 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit have combined for 61 hits and 40 RBI. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Tanaka’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 39 hits and 20 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Adam Jones have combined for 65 hits and 35 RBI. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Kelly’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games, 37-18 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Tanakas last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 2-10 in their last 12 vs. American League East. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 home games. The under is 6-2-1 in Tanakas last 9 road starts.
Tanaka is coming off his worst start of the season and has given up a combined 11 earned runs in his last three starts. Kelly has allowed three or less earned runs in four of his five starts and has pitched his best at home where he's allowing a .245 batting average. Both of these teams have torn the cover off the ball as of late and they don't lose whenever the lineups provide an ounce of run support. Still, I have to side with the Diamondbacks and the plus money at home based on Tanaka having some issues in his last three games.