Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/24/2014
Friday, April 25, 7:05 PM on FSW, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Los Angeles Angels - Wilson, C (2-2) vs. New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (2-1)
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Friday evening, the Los Angeles Angels will give the ball to C.J. Wilson as they take on Hiroki Kuroda and the New York Yankees. Both pitchers will be making their 5th starts of the season.
C.J. Wilson got his 2nd loss of the season after a rough 4th start of the season. In the outing, Wilson surrendered 4 runs on 7 hits (including 2 home runs) in just 5 innings. He struck out 4 but he walked 3 as he threw 111 pitches. With the loss, Wilson’s record fell to 2 – 2 with an ERA of 4.21. Last season, Wilson went 17 – 7 with an ERA of 3.39 in 33 starts.
In 2013, Wilson was a perfect 2 – 0 with a 1.98 ERA in 2 starts against the Yankees. New York’s Alfonso Soriano has faced Wilson only 9 times but he has 5 hits (including a homer) and 3 RBIS in those at-bats.
Hiroki Kuroda didn’t get the decision in his last start but his effort really wasn’t that bad. In 5.2 innings of work, he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in 5.2 innings. Kuroda issued 2 walks with 2 strikeouts. The biggest concern was that he threw 99 pitches in just 5.2 innings. So far this season, Kuroda is 2 – 1 with an ERA of 4.07, which is the highest ERA of his career with the Yankees. Last season, Kuroda was 11 – 13 with an ERA of 3.31.
In 2013, Kuroda won his only start against the Angels without allowing a single run. He gave up just 3 hits in 8 innings while striking out 7 and walking 1. Ian Stewart could be an issue for Kuroda as Stewart is 6 of 13 with 4 RBIs when facing the New York right-hander.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 14-6-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 9-11-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
04/16/14 P Dane De La Rosa Shoulder 15-day DL (4/13)
04/15/14 RF Kole Calhoun Ankle 15-day DL (4/15)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
New York Yankees
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 15-day DL (4/20); out for season
04/15/14 C Francisco Cervelli Hamstring 60-day DL (4/13)
04/01/14 SS Brendan Ryan Back 15-day DL (3/22)
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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