New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians 7/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/7/2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:05 PM on YES, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (12-3) vs. Cleveland Indians - Bauer, T (2-4)
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Tuesday night, the New York Yankees will take the field behind Masahiro Tanaka as they take on the Cleveland Indians and Trevor Bauer. Tanaka makes his 18 th start as Bauer makes his 11th.
Masahiro Tanaka boosted his record to 12 - 3 with a 2.27 ERA after getting the win in his last start. In the victory, Tanaka allowed 4 runs on 9 hits in 7 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks as he struck out 3. After losing 2 straight, Tanaka rebounded with his Major League leading 12th win even after giving up a season high 4 runs. But at this point, it seems like Tanaka can do no wrong.
He has never faced the Indians but given how his season is going, it's likely that the Indians will have trouble against the Japanese right-hander.
Trevor Bauer pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 2 - 4 with a 4.42 ERA. In that start, Bauer gave up 3 runs on 6 hits in 5.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 2. Bauer seems to pitch better at home than he does on the road. Last season, he only started 4 games as he compiled a 1 - 2 record and a 5.29 ERA.
In 2013, Bauer lost his only start against the Yankees after allowing 3 runs and 6 hits in 6.1 innings. Only 4 current Yankees have ever faced Bauer. Kelly Johnson is 1 for 2 with a homer and 2 RBIs against the right-hander.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 39-47-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 45-39-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
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
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 15-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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