New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles 9/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/11/2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Friday night, Bryan Mitchell (0 – 0, 0.00 ERA) gets the call for the New York Yankees as they face Bud Norris (12 -8, 3.92 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles. Mitchell makes his 1st start and 2nd appearance as Norris makes is 26th start.
Bryan Mitchell is expected to get the start after called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Mitchell pitched just 2 innings against Cleveland back in mid-August. In that appearance, he struck out 2 and walked a batter without surrendering any runs or hits. Between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton, Mitchell has compiled a 6 -7 record and a 4.37 ERA in 21 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Mitchell has never faced the Yankees and will need to rely on the scouting report to find an edge on the Baltimore lineup.
Bud Norris was lit up in his last outing but he managed to escape with a no-decision. In 6 innings of work, Norris surrendered 4 runs (on 4 solo homers) and 8 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. The 4 home runs were a season-high. Despite the bad start, Norris has been solid in recent weeks and is 5 - 2 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Norris posted a record of 10 – 12 with a 4.18 ERA in 30 starts and 2 relief appearances with the Orioles and the Houston Astros.
Norris didn’t face the Yankees in 2013, but he has started 2 games against New York already this season. He is a perfect 2 -0 in those games.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 59-80-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 64-78-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
09/11/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow is downgraded to out indefinitely
09/10/14 RF Martin Prado Hamstring out indefinitely
09/10/14 LF Brett Gardner Abdominal out indefinitely
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
09/09/14 SS J.J. Hardy Back questionable
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-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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