Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/19/2014
Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:05 PM on MASN, WWOR
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Baltimore Orioles - Jimenez, U (2-8) vs. New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (4-5)
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Friday night, the Baltimore Orioles and Ubaldo Jimenez will take on the New York Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda. It will be the 15th start of the year for both pitchers.
Ubaldo Jimenez dropped his 2nd straight game the last time out and that sent his record down to 2 – 8 with a 4.86 ERA. The start was not that bad as he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits (including a homer) while walking 5 and striking out 2. The 5 walks were bad enough and the fact that his offense was shutout made things worse. Jimenez probably won’t even get close to last season’s 13 – 9 record and 3.30 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Jimenez lost his only start against the Yankees after allowing 7 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) in just 4.1 innings. This season, he took a loss against New York after giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 5.2 innings.
Hiroki Kuroda comes into this one after losing his 2nd straight game. That loss dropped his record to 4 - 5 with a 4.32 ERA. In that start, Kuroda surrendered 4 runs and 5 hits in 4.2 innings. He walked 3 while striking out 3. Kuroda is starting to look like the pitcher that collapsed in the 2nd half of the 2013 season en route to an 11 -13 record and a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Kuroda was 1 – 2 with a 3.38 ERA in 4 starts against the Orioles. This season, he picked up a win over Baltimore after giving up 2 runs on 8 hits in 6.1 innings.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 33-36-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 30-39-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
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
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
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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