New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Progressive Field )
Cleveland Indians +102 / New York Yankees -112 O/U: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians will meet up on the MLB diamond Friday to open their weekend set.
New York is coming off a series versus the Blue Jays. The Yankees lost 4-3 on Tuesday and 11-7 Wednesday, then in the Thursday finale New York prevented the sweep with a 6-2 win that got a little dicey at the end.
For Friday’s game, the Yankees will be going with RHP Domingo German in the start. German is having a good year for New York with a 9-1 record, a 3.66 ERA and 71 Ks so far.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re fresh out of a set against Minnesota. Cleveland won 5-2 Tuesday and 9-7 Wednesday in that series, then Thursday the Indians lost a tough one 5-4.
Coming out for the Indians in the Friday game will be Zach Plesac. Across his 0-1 record so far Plesac has a 1.46 ERA with nine Ks.
New York is 13-3 in their last 16 Friday games and 7-2 in their last nine versus the AL Central. The Yankees are 42-17 in their last 59 in game one of a series and 2-5 in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 12-5 in their last 17 versus the AL East and 1-4 in the last five in game one of a series. The under is 5-0-1 in Cleveland’s last six Friday games and they’re 2-8 in their last 10 meetings versus the Yankees.
This is looking like a solid pitching matchup between two guys who could make big differences for their teams down the stretch. German’s pitch count was a little high in his last appearance versus Boston (87 in 3.2 innings), and Plesac doesn’t have a decision yet, but neither of those things should be too alarming. I’m going Yankees here, so long as the bullpen is on point.