Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/20/2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:05 AM on MASN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (6-5) vs. New York Yankees - Nuno, V (1-3)
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Saturday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles will take the field behind Bud Norris as they face the New York Yankees and Vidal Nuno. Norris will make his 14th start as Nuno makes his 12th start and 15th appearance.
Bud Norris grabbed his 3rd straight win in his last start and that boosted his record to 6 – 5 with an ERA of 3.73. In that outing, Norris gave up just a run on 7 hits in 6.2 innings of work. He walked 1 while striking out 5. If Norris can keep pitching effectively, he can match or better his results in 2013 when he went 10 – 12 with a 4.18 ERA in 30 starts and 2 relief appearances with the Orioles and the Houston Astros.
Last season, Norris didn’t face the Yankees and he has only faced 6 of the Yankee hitters in his career. Carlos Beltran has seen Norris the most with 34 at-bats but Brian McCann is 2 for 3 with a homer and 2 RBIs when facing the righty.
Vidal Nuno lost his last start and that dropped his record to 1 – 3 with an ERA of 5.90. The last time out, Nuno was torched for 8 runs and 8 hits (including 2 homers) in just 3 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking 2. Nuno has been less than impressive for the Yankees and his results this season are not much better than last season when he was 1 – 2 with a 2.25 ERA in just 3 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Nuno was 0 - 1 in just a relief appearance against the Orioles. This season, Nuno was lit up by Baltimore and he took a loss after giving up 7 runs and 8 hits (including 2 homers) in just 3.1 innings.
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 31-39-0 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
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
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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