Cincinnati Reds at New York Yankees 7/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/19/2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 1:05 PM on FSOH, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (10-6) vs. New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (6-6)
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Sunday afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds will send Johnny Cueto to the hill as they square off against the New York Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda. It will be the 21st start of the year for Cueto and the 20th for Kuroda.
Johnny Cueto got the victory in his last outing and that took his record to 10 - 6 with a 2.13 ERA. In the win, Cueto gave up 3 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 batters and struck out 7. Cueto has thrown over 100 pitches in 6 of his last 7 starts and that could be a factor in the 2nd half of the season. Last year, Cueto posted a 5 - 2 record with a 2.82 ERA in 11 starts.
In 2013, Cueto didn't face the Yankees but he has seen many of their hitters before. He has held the 8 Yankees that he has faced to a .160 average with 8 hits, 4 homers and 6 RBIs in 50 at-bats.
Hiroki Kuroda didn't factor in the decision his last time out and that held his record at 6 - 6 with a 4.10 ERA. In that outing, Kuroda surrendered 2 runs on 3 hits in 7 innings while striking out 3 without issuing any walks. In 2013, Kuroda had a rotten 2nd half of the season and will look to do better this time around. He finished 2013 with an 11 - 13 record and a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Kuroda didn't face the Reds but he has faced a few of the Cincinnati hitters in the past. The 7 Reds that Kuroda has faced are batting .258 with 16 hits, 2 home runs and 5 RBIs in 62 at-bats.
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
07/11/14 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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