Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees 8/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/9/2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:05 PM on STOh, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Cleveland Indians - Carrasco, C (3-4) vs. New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (7-7)
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Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians will give the ball to Carlos Carrasco (3 -4 -1, 3.88 ERA) as they visit the New York Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda (7 - 7, 3.97 ERA). Carrasco makes his 5th start and 31st appearance as Kuroda makes his 24th start.
Carlos Carrasco gets another spot start as he comes into this game after residing most of the year in the bullpen. In his last outing, Carrasco allowed 3 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 4 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 5. Carrasco started off the season with 3 losses in 4 outings and that quickly earned him a trip to the bullpen. Last season, Carrasco was 1 - 4 with a 6.75 ERA in 7 starts and 8 relief appearances.
In 2013, Carrasco took the loss in his only start against the Yankees after getting torched for 7 runs and 7 hits (including 2 home runs) in just 3.2 innings. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 2 back-to-back appearances against New York.
Hiroki Kuroda turned in a decent performance in his last outing but he still didn't get the decision. In 7 innings of work, Kuroda gave up 3 runs and 6 hits (including a home run) as he struck out 5 without issuing any walks. Kuroda has given up 2 or more runs in 9 of his last 10 starts. And he is 3 - 3 in that span of time. In 2013, Kuroda struggled towards the finish as he posted a record of 11 - 13 with a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Kuroda won his lone start against the Indians. And he has handled Cleveland well in the past as the Tribe is batting just .167 against Kuroda with 15 hits, a home run and 6 RBIs in 90 at-bats.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 59-52-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 48-64-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
New York Yankees
08/07/14 C Brian McCann Rest questionable
08/07/14 SS Derek Jeter Rest questionable
08/07/14 1B Mark Teixeira Hand 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
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
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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