Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees 9/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/22/2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles will send Ubaldo Jimenez (5 – 9, 4.90 ERA) to the hill to face the New York Yankees and Brandon McCarthy (10 – 14, 3.93 ERA). Jimenez makes his 22nd start and 24th appearance as McCarthy makes his 32nd start.
Ubaldo Jimenez got the win his last time out after allowing 2 runs and 2 hits in 5 innings of work. He walked 4 batters and struck out 6. In his last few appearances, he pitched better than he had in some time and might have shook off the struggles that he had mid-season. In his last 10 trips to the mound, Jimenez is just 3 – 2 but that stretch of time included some time out for injuries. Last season, Jimenez was 13 – 9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
In 2013, Jimenez took the loss in his only start against the Yankees after getting torched for 7 runs and 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 4.1 innings. This year he is 0 -1 against the Yankees in 2 encounters.
Brandon McCarthy pitched a gem in his last outing as he added another win to his stats. In 7 innings of work, McCarthy allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) while striking out 4 and walking 1. McCarthy has been streaky in recent weeks and is 5 -4 in his last 10 outings. Last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, McCarthy posted a record of 5 – 11 with a 4.53 ERA in 22 starts.
In 2013, McCarthy didn’t face the Orioles but he did face them less than 2 weeks ago. In that outing, he pitched 7 scoreless innings but ended up with the no-decision.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 66-85-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 63-88-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
09/22/14 RF Nick Markakis Shoulder "?" Monday vs. New York Yankees
09/22/14 1B Steve Pearce Wrist is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. New York Yankees
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 doubtful Monday vs. Baltimore Orioles
09/21/14 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hamstring out indefinitely
09/21/14 1B Mark Teixeira Wrist doubtful Monday vs. Baltimore Orioles
09/16/14 RF Martin Prado Appendix 60-day DL (9/15)
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
Guy's Pick: Take Baltimore
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