Houston Astros at New York Yankees 8/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/18/2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Tuesday night, Brett Oberholtzer (4 – 8, 3.87 ERA) will take his turn for the Houston Astros as they face Chris Capuano (1 – 3, 4.13 ERA) and the New York Yankees. Oberholtzer makes his 18th start as Capuano makes his 5th start and 33rd appearance.
Brett Oberholtzer took a hard luck loss in his last outing. In 7 innings of work, Oberholtzer surrendered just a run (on a solo homer) and 6 hits as he struck out 4 without issuing a single walk. His offense squandered the fine outing and Oberholtzer got the loss. He has held the opposition to 2 or fewer runs in 7 of his last 10 starts and is 4 -2 in those starts. Last season, Oberholtzer went 4 – 5 with a 2.76 ERA in 10 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Oberholtzer lost his only start against the Yankees during his rookie season in 2013. This year, he opened his season with a loss against New York after allowing 3 runs and 5 hits in 5.2 innings.
Chris Capuano took his 2nd loss as a Yankee in his last outing. In defeat, Capuano allowed 4 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work. He fanned 7 without issuing any free passes. Capuano has allowed 11 runs in his 4 starts for the Yankees. His only win came back in April after a 2.2 inning relief appearance. Last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Capuano started 20 games and appeared in 4 more as he compiled a 4 – 7 record with a 4.26 ERA.
In 2013, Capuano didn’t face the Astros and he has only seen 4 of the Houston hitters before. Houston’s Dexter Fowler is 5 of 17 against Capuano with 3 RBIs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 61-61-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 50-69-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
08/03/14 1B Jesus Guzman Back 15-day DL (8/2)
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 15-day DL (7/25), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
New York Yankees
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
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New York
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks