New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles 8/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/11/2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:05 PM on WWOR, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
New York Yankees - Greene, S (3-1) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (12-4)
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Tuesday night, the New York Yankees will take the field behind Shane Greene (3 – 1, 2.89 ERA) as they square off against the Baltimore Orioles and Wei-Yin Chen (12 – 4, 3.90 ERA). Greene makes his 7th start and 8th appearance as Chen makes his 23rd start.
Shane Greene turned in his best performance of the season and it resulted in a win his last time out. In the victory, Greene threw 8 innings of scoreless ball and surrendered just 5 hits and 3 walks as he struck out 5 batters. In his 6 starts this season, Greene has struck out 5 or more batters 4 times and he is trying to keep his walks to a minimum as well. Prior to getting the call up, Greene was 5 – 2 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Greene’s only other shutout performance came in a win against the Orioles. If he can come close to that effort again, he could get another victory.
Wei-Yin Chen took his first loss in over a month in his last outing. In defeat, Chen surrendered 4 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 6. Prior to the loss, Chen had won 5 straight in fairly dominating fashion. He has far outpaced his numbers from 2013 when he went 7 - 7 with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts.
Last season, Chen was 0 - 1 with a 6.06 ERA in 3 starts against the Yankees. Earlier this season, Chen picked up his 1st win of the year over New York after allowing 4 runs and 9 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 49-66-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 52-63-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/09/14 C Brian McCann Concussion 7-day DL (8/9)
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
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
08/10/14 SS J.J. Hardy Thumb questionable
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 Baltimore
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