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New York Yankees vs. San Diego Padres - 5/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres at New York Yankees
Date & Time Tuesday May 28, 2019, 6:35 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
The Line
New York Yankees -175 / San Diego Padres +155
TV Channel
FS-San Diego, YES
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The San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees meet in game two of a three game interleague set in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.

The San Diego Padres will look to rebound after dropping the series opener on Monday by a final score of 5-2. Josh Naylor and Austin Hedges each had an RBI and a double while Manny Machado added a two-bagger of his own in the losing effort. Franmil Reyes, Eric Hosmer and Hunter Renfroe each had base hits as well to cap off San Diego’s offense in the defeat. Matt Strahm took the loss, falling to 2-4 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out ten. Eric Lauer will start game two and is 3-4 with a 4.72 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Lauer’s first career start against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees will look to keep the momentum going after winning eight of their last 9 with their victory on Monday. Brett Gardner had a home run and two RBIs while Clint Frazier and Gary Sanchez each had a solo homer with Frazier going 2 for 3 at the dish with a double as well. Gleyber Torres also chipped in a double while DJ LeMahieu and Cameron Maybin each had base hit in the victory. David Hale picked up the win to improve to 1-0 on the year while Aroldis Chapman closed out the 9th for his 15th save of the campaign. Masahiro Tanaka will start game two and is 3-3 with a 2.94 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Tanaka’s first career start against San Diego.

San Diego is 4-10 in their last 14 games against the AL East and 2-5 in their last 7 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games. New York is 34-15 in Tanaka’s last 49 home starts and 27-8 in their last 35 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 home games. San Diego is 0-6 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in New York.

Lauer has allowed just one earned run in back-to-back starts, so the plus money seems tempting. However, Tanaka has allowed just four earned runs in his last four starts spanning 25.1 innings of work. There’s also the fact that the Yankees are arguably the hottest team in the majors over the last month or so, and have been tough to beat at home period let alone with Tanaka on the hill. I just think that the Padres will be overmatched once again, so I’ll lay the juice with the Yankees in this spot.

New York Yankees -175

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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