New York Yankees (3-5) at Baltimore Orioles (4-4)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 15, 2015, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -138 / New York Yankees +128 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles play a rubber game of their three-game series Wednesday.
The New York Yankees look for their first series win after splitting their last four games. The Yankees pitching staff is the reason for the subpar start, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in six straight games. In Tuesday’s loss, the Yankees allowed four runs on seven hits. Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury has nine hits and four walks, while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 11 RBI. The New York Yankees need to get their pitching and batting lineup on the same page in order to string consistent wins. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill, and he is 0-0 with a 5.06 ERA and one strikeout this season. This will be Eovaldi’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing four of their last six games. Te O’s pitching staff has also been mediocre as of late, allowing five or more runs in three of their last five games. Offensively, Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 12 hits and four home runs, while Alejandro De Aza and Travis Snider have combined for 10 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles are usually money on their home field but are off to a subpar 2-3 start. Bud Norris gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 24.00 ERA and one strikeout this season. Norris is 4-0 with a 2.74 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog. The Orioles are 35-17 in their last 52 home games and 7-2 in Norris' last 9 starts. The Orioles are 4-0 in Norris' last 4 starts vs. Yankees.
Baltimore is a great home team and Norris has had nothing but success against the Yanks in his career. Take Baltimore to pick up the W.