Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/21/2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:05 PM on MASN
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Baltimore Orioles - Tillman, C (5-4) vs. New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (11-1)
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Sunday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles and Chris Tillman will face the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka. Tillman makes his 16th start as Tanaka makes his 15th.
Chris Tillman dropped his 2nd straight game his last time out and that lowered his record to 5 – 4 with a 4.82 ERA. In that start, Tillman gave up 3 runs on 8 hits in 7 innings of work without a walk or a strikeout. Tillman’s control has been nonexistent in his last few starts as walks have increased and strikeouts have decreased. He would have to make a complete turnaround to have a chance of matching last season when he went 16 – 7 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Tillman was 2 - 1 with a 4.42 ERA in 3 starts against the New York Yankees. With the way that Tillman has been pitching, he should stay away from Brett Gardner. Gardner is batting .267 with 4 RBIs and 3 walks against the right-hander.
Masahiro Tanaka won his 5th straight game in his last outing to take his record to a MLB best 11- 1 with a 1.99 ERA. In that start, Tanaka went 6 innings and gave up just a run (on a solo homer) and 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 10. Tanaka has clearly been the best pitcher of the season and we are not even at the halfway point of the season yet. He’s averaging 10.20 strikeouts per 9 innings while holding batters to a .216 batting average.
In his only start against the Orioles, Tanaka pitched to a no-decision after allowing 3 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 10.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 33-37-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 32-39-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-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)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
New York Yankees
06/20/14 3B Kelly Johnson Finger questionable
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 60-day DL (4/24)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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