Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees 9/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/24/2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Thursday night, Kevin Gausman (7 – 7, 3.57 ERA) takes the hill for the Baltimore Orioles as they take on Hiroki Kuroda (11 – 9, 3.77 ERA) and the New York Yankees. Gausman will make his 20th start as Kuroda makes his 32nd.
Kevin Gausman pitched to his 3rd straight no-decision his last time out. In 5 innings of work, Gausman surrendered 3 runs on 7 hits (including 2 home runs) as he struck out 3 without issuing any walks. Gausman has allowed just 5 runs in his last 3 starts but has nothing to show for it. And despite some decent efforts as of late, Gausman is just 3 -4 in his last 10 outings. In his rookie campaign last season, he posted a record of 3 – 5 with a 5.66 ERA in 5 starts and 15 relief appearances.
Gausman was 2 -1 with a 5.70 ERA in 5 relief appearances against the Yankees in 2013. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 2 starts against New York.
Hiroki Kuroda hurled a decent game his last time out and his performance earned him the victory. Kuroda went 6.2 innings and surrendered 3 runs and 7 hits (including a home run). He fanned 7 without issuing any free passes. Kuroda has given the Yankees some decent innings in recent weeks and will bring a 4 - 3 record in his last 10 starts into this one. Last season, Kuroda finished with an 11 - 13 record and a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Kuroda was 1 – 2 with a 3.38 ERA in 4 starts against Baltimore. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 4 encounters with the Orioles.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 67-86-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 64-89-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
09/23/14 1B Steve Pearce Wrist "?" Wednesday 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
09/24/14 C Brian McCann Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
09/24/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
09/21/14 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hamstring out indefinitely
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 New York
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