Cincinnati Reds at New York Yankees 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 1:05 PM on FSOH, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Cincinnati Reds - Simon, A (12-3) vs. New York Yankees - McCarthy, B (0-0)
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Saturday afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds will take the field behind Alfredo Simon as they square off against the New York Yankees and Brandon McCarthy. It will be the 19th start for Simon and the 20th for McCarthy.
Alfredo Simon got his 2nd straight win in his last start and that took his record to 12 - 3 with a 2.70 ERA. In the victory, Simon surrendered just a run (on a solo homer) and 4 hits in 6.2 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 8. Simon hasn't lost a game since the end of May and is 6 - 0 in his last 8 starts. Last season, Simon worked exclusively out of the bullpen as he compiled a record of 6 - 4 with a save and an ERA of 2.87 in 63 relief appearances.
In 2013, Simon didn't face the Yankees but he has seen many of New York's hitters in the past. Mark Teixeira is batting .545 against Simon with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Brandon McCarthy pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 3 -10 with a 4.80 ERA. It was his first start with the Yankees after being traded from Arizona. He gave up 4 runs on 9 hits in 6.2 innings of work as he walked a batter and struck out 3. Unless a new environment changes him, McCarthy is headed for another season like 2013's when he went 5 - 11 with a 4.53 ERA in 22 starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Last season, McCarthy took the loss in his only start against Cincinnati after getting torched for 7 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) in just 2.1 innings. This season, he took another loss to the Reds after giving up 5 runs on 9 hits in 4.1 innings.
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
07/16/14 P Aroldis Chapman Hamstring questionable
07/13/14 P Homer Bailey Knee left last game, probable next start
07/13/14 P Mat Latos Back left last game, probable next start
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 New York
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