Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees 9/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/5/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Saturday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals will send Danny Duffy (8 - 11, 2.42 ERA) to the hill as they square off against the New York Yankees and Brandon McCarthy (8 - 14, 4.19 ERA). Duffy makes his 23rd start and 29th appearance as McCarthy makes his 29th start.
Danny Duffy pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision in his last start. In 6.2 innings of work, Duffy gave up 2 runs and 5 hits while walking 3 and striking out 6. It was a solid outing that Duffy wasn't rewarded for. In his last 10 starts, Duffy is just 3 - 3. Last season, Duffy went 2 - 0 with a 1.85 ERA in 5 starts.
Duffy didn't face the Yankees last season but he has seen many of their hitters before. New York is batting .300 against Duffy with 9 hits and 4 RBIs in 30 at-bats.
Brandon McCarthy took his 2nd straight loss in his last outing. In 6 innings of work, McCarthy surrendered 4 runs and 5 hits (including 3 homers). He walked 2 and struck out 4. The last few weeks have not been great for the veteran right-hander. He is just 1 - 4 in his last 5 starts. But overall, he is 5 - 4 in his last 10 outings. Last season, McCarthy went 5 - 11 with 4.53 ERA in 22 starts.
McCarthy didn't face the Royals in 2013 but he has seen most of the lineup before. Kansas City is batting .300 with 27 hits, 2 homers and 11 RBIs in 90 at-bats.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 60-71-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 56-78-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
09/03/14 2B Christian Colon Finger out indefinitely
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
New York Yankees
09/04/14 RF Martin Prado Hamstring questionable
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 60-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
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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