Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 9/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/1/2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox will give the ball to Joe Kelly (2 - 3, 4.14 ERA) as they square off against the New York Yankees and Shane Greene (4 - 1, 3.09 ERA). Kelly makes his 13th start as Greene makes his 10th start and 11th appearance.
Joe Kelly pitched to his 2nd straight no decision in his last start. In 6 innings of work, Kelly surrendered 2 runs on 3 hits (including a homer) as he walked 2 and struck out 4. Kelly is still seeking his 1st win for the Red Sox in 5 starts since coming over from the St. Louis Cardinals. He is 0 - 1 with the Red Sox and 1 -3 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Kelly went 10 - 5 with a 2.69 ERA in 15 starts and 22 relief appearances for the Cardinals.
Kelly didn't face the Yankees in 2013 and has only seen 3 of the New York hitters before. Martin Prado is 2 for 4 against Kelly with a home run and 2 RBIs.
Shane Greene picked up the win in his last outing after a solid performance. In 7 innings of work, Greene allowed 2 runs and 5 hits (including a home run). He walked a batter and struck out 8. Greene has delivered for the Yankees since coming up from Triple-A for good in July. He is 4 - 1 in his 9 starts and prior to getting that last call to New York, was 5 - 2 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Greene has made a start and a relief appearance against the Red Sox this season. But he didn't record a decision in either of those appearances.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 57-75-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 55-77-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
09/01/14 2B Dustin Pedroia Head questionable
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 15-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
New York Yankees
09/01/14 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Ankle questionable
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
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
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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