Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees 8/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/5/2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSDT, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (10-9) vs. New York Yankees - Capuano, C (1-2)
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Wednesday night, Justin Verlander (10 - 9, 4.66 ERA) gets the call for the Detroit Tigers as they take on Chris Capuano (1 – 2, 4.50 ERA) and the New York Yankees. Verlander makes his 24th start as Capuano makes his 3rd start and 31st appearance.
Justin Verlander got the win in his last start behind yet another solid start from him this season. Verlander gave up just 2 runs and 8 hits in 8 innings as he struck out 5 without issuing any free passes. Verlander is 4 -2 in his last 6 starts mainly because he has keep the opposing team getting on the board too frequently. Last season, Verlander posted a record of 13 – 12 with a 3.46 ERA in 34 starts.
In 2013, Verlander was 0 – 1 with a 4.40 ERA in 2 starts against the Yankees. Overall, New York is batting .269 against Verlander with 65 hits, 7 home runs and 26 RBIs in 242 at-bats.
Chris Capuano took the loss his last time out in just his 2nd start of the season after coming over from the Colorado Rockies. Capuano allowed 4 runs and 8 hits in 6.1 innings of work. He didn’t issue any walks as he struck out 5. With the injuries to the Yankees’ starting rotation, Capuano will be counted on for a few more starts as the season draws to its eventual close. This season, Capuano worked from the Boston Red Sox bullpen until he was released on July 1st. He was picked up by the Rockies and made 4 starts in the Minors before getting traded to the Yankees.
Last season, Capuano went 4 - 7 with a 4.26 ERA in 20 starts and 4 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’s faced the Tigers twice this season as a reliever and overall, Detroit is batting .422 against him with 27 hits, 7 homers and 15 RBIs in 64 at-bats.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 56-46-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 47-60-2 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
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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