Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 9/4/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/3/2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Thursday night, the Boston Red Sox will give the ball to Brandon Workman (1 - 8, 4.93 ERA) as they take on the New York Yankees and Chris Capuano (2 -3, 4.24 ERA). Workman makes his 13th start and 17th appearance as Capuano makes his 8th start and 36th appearance.
Brandon Workman dropped his 8th straight decision in his last outing. In that outing, Workman lasted just 3.1 innings after allowing 7 runs and 10 hits (including a home run) while walking a batter and striking out 3. The 7 runs and 10 hits were season highs for Workman as his struggles continued. It's been almost 3 months since Workman got his first (and only) victory of the season. And it doesn't look like he will see another win anytime soon. Last season, he was 6 - 3 with a 4.97 ERA in 3 starts and 17 relief appearances.
In 2013, Workman was 2 - 1 with a 5.40 ERA in 4 relief appearances against the Yankees. Earlier this season, he lost his only appearance against New York after allowing 4 runs and 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 7 innings.
Chris Capuano got the victory in his last start after holding the opposition to 3 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) in 6.1 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 4. It was the first victory in New York for Capuano since he joined the Yankees in mid-July. He started the year with the Boston Red Sox and after getting released, spent time in the Colorado Rockies farm system. Last season, Capuano started 20 games and made 4 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers en route to a 4 -7 record and a 4.26 ERA.
Capuano lost his only start against the Red Sox in 2013. He made his 2nd start as a Yankee against Boston in the beginning of August and came away with a loss after allowing 4 runs and 8 hits in 6.1 innings.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 58-76-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 56-77-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
09/02/14 2B Dustin Pedroia Concussion doubtful for series vs. New York Yankees
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
09/03/14 RF Martin Prado Hamstring questionable Wednesday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 60-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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