New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Monday May 20, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Baltimore Orioles +165 / New York Yankees -175
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles will meet up on the MLB diamond Monday to kick off their series.
New York is fresh off a series win versus the Tampa Bay Rays to take control of the division. The Yankees eked out a 4-3 win Friday, then lost in extras Saturday before a big sixth inning (seven runs) led to a 13-5 win Sunday.
The Yankees will be sending out JA Happ in the start Monday. Across his 48.2 innings and 3-3 mark this year, Happ has a 4.44 ERA with 37 Ks and 12 BBs.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they just finished up against the Indians this weekend. Baltimore got one 5-1 on Friday, but lost the other three games in that series 14-7, 4-1 and 10-0.
Coming out to start Monday for the Orioles will be Andrew Cashner. Over 48.1 innings and a 4-2 record thus far, Cashner has a 4.10 ERA with 40 Ks and 18 BBs.
The Yankees are 20-7 in their last 27 overall and 38-16 in their last 54 in game one of a series. New York is 5-2 in the last seven Monday games and 7-1 in Happ’s last eight road starts.
Meanwhile, the O’s are 24-56 in their last 80 home games and 23-55 in their last 78 versus the AL East. Baltimore is 8-43 in their last 51 in game one of a series and 1-11 in their last 12 versus a lefty starter.
Cashner has been pitching pretty well lately, but he hasn’t gotten a win in any of his last three starts (0-1). Still, three of Cashner’s last four starts have been quality outings and he’s allowed more than three runs just once (four) in his last eight starts.
Happ is doing pretty well these days as well, but in two of his last three he’s given up seven earned in a span of 11.0 innings.
I don’t necessarily expect the Orioles to win here, but at home with Cashner on the mound there’s enough to take a chance on a value play. I’ll go Baltimore.