New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox 8/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/1/2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 4:05 PM on FS1, YES, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
New York Yankees - Greene, S (2-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Webster, A (1-0)
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Saturday afternoon, the New York Yankees will send Shane Greene (2 - 1, 3.28 ERA) to the hill to face the Boston Red Sox and Allen Webster (1 - 0, 3.38 ERA). Greene makes his 5th start and 6th appearance as Webster makes his 2nd start.
Shane Greene pitched to a no-decision in his last outing after giving up 3 runs on 8 hits (including a home run) in 5.1 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 2. Greene has pitched well since coming up to the big league club and is showing some of the same stuff that he displayed in the Minors. At Triple-A this season, Greene was 5 -2 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Greene saw his first action of the season against the Red Sox. He pitched just 0.1 innings of relief and was credited with 3 runs and 3 walks while striking out 1.
Allen Webster got the victory in his first start of the season. In 5.1 innings of work, Webster gave up 2 runs and 3 hits. He walked 5 batters and struck out 4. Beside the walks, he threw more balls than strikes and he'll have to work on that before his next start. Webster was at Triple-A Pawtucket prior to getting the call and compiled a 4 - 4 record with a 3.10 ERA in 20 starts and a relief appearance there.
Webster spent some time with the big league club last season and was 1 - 2 with an 8.60 ERA in 7 starts and a relief appearance. One of those relief appearances was against the Yankees but it was just an inning of work where he allowed a hit and a run.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 46-59-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 44-60-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
07/23/14 3B Kelly Johnson Groin 15-day DL (7/22)
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
Boston Red Sox
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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