Cincinnati Reds at New York Yankees 7/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/17/2014
Friday, July 18, 7:05 PM on FSOH, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (7-7) vs. New York Yankees - Phelps, D (3-4)
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Friday night, the Cincinnati Reds and Mike Leake will square off against the New York Yankees and David Phelps. It will be the 20th start for Leake and the 14th start and 23rd appearance for Phelps.
Mike Leake didn't get the decision in his last outing and that held his record at 7 - 7 with a 3.54 ERA. In that start, Leake allowed 4 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings of work as he walked 3 and struck out 2. Leake has pitched well this season and should have a chance to come close to his results from last season when he was 14 - 7 with a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Leake didn't face the Yankees and he has only opposed 5 of their hitters in the past. New York's Kelly Johnson is 2 for 5 with a home run against Leake.
David Phelps pitched to his 4th straight no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 3 - 4 with a save and a 3.94 ERA. The last time out, Phelps gave up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 5. Phelps hasn't had a win since the middle of June but he has given the Yankees some decent innings in his last few starts. In 2013, Phelps was 6 - 5 with a 4.98 ERA in 12 starts and 10 relief appearances.
Last season, Phelps didn't face the Reds and he has only opposed 6 of their hitters before. Of the 6, only Brandon Philips has a hit off of Phelps. Philips is 1 for 1.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 44-48-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.3
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 42-51-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
07/11/14 2B Skip Schumaker Concussion 7-day DL (7/11)
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
New York Yankees
07/10/14 RF Carlos Beltran Concussion 7-day DL (7/9)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-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 Cincinnati
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