New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox 9/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/27/2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Fenway Park in Boston
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Saturday afternoon, the New York Yankees will take the field behind Masahiro Tanaka (13 - 4, 2.47 ERA) as they face the Boston Red Sox and Joe Kelly (5 - 4, 4.15 ERA). Tanaka makes his 20th start as Kelly makes his 17th.
Masahiro Tanaka picked up the victory in his last outing after making his return from the disabled list. In 5.1 innings of work, Tanaka surrendered just a run on 5 hits. He struck out 4 batters without allowing any walks. It was Tanaka's first start since July 8th. Even though he missed 2 months with a partially torn UCL, Tanaka has still had a spectacular season. In his last 10 starts, he is an impressive 7 - 3.
This season, Tanaka has faced the Red Sox twice and he is 1 - 1 in those encounters. Boston is batting .286 against Tanaka with 14 hits, 4 homers and 4 RBIs in 49 at-bats.
Joe Kelly added his 2nd straight victory in his last start. Kelly gave up 2 runs and 3 hits in a 7 inning effort. He walked 3 batters and struck out 5. Kelly has been on a roll as of late with a 3 -1 record in his last 4 starts. He is 3 -2 in his 9 starts for the Red Sox since coming over from the St. Louis Cardinals and 3 -3 in his last 10 starts overall. Last season, Kelly went 10 - 5 with a 2.69 ERA in 15 starts and 22 appearances for the Cardinals.
Kelly didn't face the Yankees in 2013, but he has seen them once since joining the Red Sox. He picked up the win in that outing after allowing 3 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 6.2 innings.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 66-89-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 69-85-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
09/24/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow out indefinitely
09/21/14 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hamstring out indefinitely
09/16/14 RF Martin Prado Appendix 60-day DL (9/15)
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
Boston Red Sox
09/26/14 DH David Ortiz Wrist out indefinitely
09/25/14 1B Mike Napoli Back out indefinitely
09/13/14 CF Brock Holt Concussion out indefinitely
09/10/14 2B Dustin Pedroia Hand out for season
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 60-day DL (7/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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