Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees 9/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/21/2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Monday night, the Baltimore Orioles will give the ball to Wei-Yin Chen (16 – 4, 3.58 ERA) as they square off against the New York Yankees and Michael Pineda (3 - 5, 2.15 ERA). Chen makes his 30th start as Pineda makes his 12th.
Wei-Yin Chen racked up another victory in his last outing. In 5.2 innings of work, he gave up 2 runs on 9 hits while walking a batter and striking out 6. Chen has virtually been money in the bank for the orioles every time he has taken the mound this season. He hasn’t lost a game since early August and is 6 - 1 in his last 10 outings. Last season, he posted a record of 7 – 7 with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts.
In 2013, Chen was 0 – 1 with a 6.06 ERA in 3 starts against the Yankees. Earlier this season, he beat the Yankees despite allowing 4 runs and 9 hits (including a home run) in 5 innings of work.
Michael Pineda took the loss his last time out despite a relatively decent start. Pineda gave up 2 runs on 4 hits through 5.1 innings. He walked 2 batters and struck out 5. Thanks to injuries and a suspension, this has basically been a lost season for Pineda. He is 3 - 4 in his last 10 outings. He spent most of the 2013 season in the minors after recovering from shoulder surgery.
Pineda faced the Orioles back in mid-August and pitched to a no-decision after allowing a run on 2 hits in 5 innings of work.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 66-84-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.8
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 63-87-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
09/21/14 CF Adam Jones Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Boston Red Sox
09/21/14 RF Nick Markakis Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Boston Red Sox
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
New York Yankees
09/21/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/21/14 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hamstring out indefinitely
09/20/14 1B Mark Teixeira Wrist left last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/16/14 RF Martin Prado Appendix 60-day DL (9/15)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 60-day DL (7/9)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11); out for season
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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