Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees 8/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/7/2014
Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:05 PM on STOh, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Cleveland Indians - Bauer, T (4-6) vs. New York Yankees - Whitley, C (4-3)
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Friday night, Trevor Bauer (4 – 6, 4.20 ERA) gets the call for the Cleveland Indians as they take on Chase Whitley (4 – 3, 5.06 ERA) and the New York Yankees. Bauer makes his 17th start as Whitley makes his 13th start and 17th appearance.
Trevor Bauer missed getting the decision in his last start despite a fine start for the young right-hander. In that outing, Bauer allowed 3 runs on 6 hits in 7.1 innings as he walked 4 and struck out 4. Good starts have been few and far between for Bauer this season and in his last 10 starts, he has given up 3 or more runs 9 times. He is 3 - 3 in those 10 starts. Last season, Bauer was 1 – 2 with a 5.29 ERA in 4 starts.
Bauer lost his only start against the Yankees in 2013 after allowing 3 runs and 6 hits in 6.1 innings. Earlier this season, he beat New York after holding them to 3 runs and 4 hits through 7 innings.
Chase Whitley pitched just 2 innings in his last appearance but it wasn’t one for the highlight reels. He surrendered 2 runs on 2 hits (including a home run) while walking a batter and striking out 2. The injuries that have decimated the New York starting rotation have given Whitley a chance to impress but he really hasn’t. In the Minors this season before getting the call, Whitley was 3 -2 with a 2.39 ERA in 6 starts and a relief appearance.
Whitley has a victory over the Tribe and it came in a 2 inning relief appearance in early July. In that outing, Whitley allowed just a hit while striking out 3.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 58-51-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 48-62-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/05/14 1B Nick Swisher Wrist questionable
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
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/1)
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 Cleveland
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