Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees 8/4/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/3/2014
Monday, August 4, 2014, 7:05 PM on ESPN, FSDT, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Detroit Tigers - Scherzer, M (13-3) vs. New York Yankees - McCarthy, B (3-0)
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Reigning Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer (13-3) will look to make it three wins in a row when he and the Detroit Tigers go up against Brandon McCarthy (3-0) and the New York Yankees on Monday night.
Max Scherzer finished the month of July with an undefeated record when he was able to defeat the Chicago White Sox last Wednesday. He pitched seven innings in that start and allowed just one run on five hits while walking one and striking out six. In five July starts, Scherzer was 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA and opposing batters had just a .190 batting average against him.
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has five hits in nine career at-bats against Scherzer with a double, a home run and five RBI. Chase Headley is 3-for-12 against him with two walks and four strikeouts.
Right-hander Brandon McCarthy won his third game in his fourth start for the Yankees when he defeated the Texas Rangers on the road last Tuesday. He gave up four earned runs in six innings that day and struck out three batters while walking one. McCarthy has a 4.56 ERA on the season, but he is 3-0 with a 2.55 ERA since being traded to the Yankees.
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter has eight hits in his 15 at-bats against McCarthy with three doubles, a home run and two RBI. Ian Kinsler is 4-for-18 against him with two walks and two strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 55-45-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 46-59-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
07/07/14 P Pat McCoy Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
New York Yankees
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
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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