New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles 7/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/10/2014
Friday, July 11, 2014, 7:05 PM on YES, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (6-6) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Jimenez, U (3-8)
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Friday night, Hiroki Kuroda takes the hill for the New York Yankees as they face Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles. Both pitchers will be making their 19th starts of the season.
Hiroki Kuroda evened his record at 6 - 6 with a 4.20 ERA after getting the win his last time out. In that win, Kuroda gave up 4 runs and 7 hits (including a homer) in 5.2 innings of work. He walked 2 batters while striking out 3. He threw 105 pitches in just 5.2 innings and has thrown 102 or more pitches in his last 4 starts. But he is still averaging less pitches per start than he did last season when he posted a record of 11 - 13 with a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Kuroda was 1 - 2 with a 3.38 ERA in 4 starts against the Orioles. This season, Kuroda has a win and a no-decision in his 2 starts against Baltimore.
Ubaldo Jimenez escaped with a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 3 - 8 with a 4.52 ERA. In 3.2 innings of work, Jimenez was torched for 4 runs on 5 hits (including a homer) as he walked 6 and struck out 4. It was one of shorter outings that Jimenez has had this season. Last season, Jimenez posted a 13 - 9 record with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
In 2013, Jimenez took the loss in his only start against the Yankees after allowing 7 hits and 7 runs (including 2 home runs) in 4.1 innings. This season, Jimenez has a loss and a no-decision against New York.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 40-48-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 42-45-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
07/08/14 RF Carlos Beltran Knee questionable
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11)
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
06/27/14 P Bud Norris Groin 15-day DL (6/22)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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