New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians 7/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/8/2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:05 PM on YES, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
New York Yankees - McCarthy, B (3-10) vs. Cleveland Indians - Tomlin, J (5-6)
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Wednesday night, Brandon McCarthy gets the call for the New York Yankees and they face Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians. McCarthy makes his 19 th start (and 1st as a Yankee) as Tomlin makes his 12th start and 13th appearance.
Brandon McCarthy won his last start as an Arizona Diamondback and that gave him a 3 -10 record with a 5.01 ERA. In that start, McCarthy allowed 2 runs on 8 hits in 5.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 6. McCarthy hasn't been as bad as his record indicates and he should provide a boost to the New York starting rotation. He has time to post a better record than he did in 2013 when he went 5 - 11 with a 4.53 ERA in 22 starts for the Diamondbacks.
Last season, McCarthy didn't face the Indians but he has seen most of their lineup before. McCarthy has held the Indians to a .213 average with 16 hits, 4 homers and 11 RBIs in 75 at-bats.
Josh Tomlin took the loss in his last outing and that lowered his record to 5 - 6 with a 4.11 ERA. In the loss, Tomlin surrendered 5 runs and 10 hits (including a homer) in 5.2 innings. He struck out 6 without issuing a single walk. Tomlin only appeared in 1 game last season after missing part of the 2012 season and most of the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Tomlin does have experience against most of the Yankee lineup though. New York is batting .229 against Tomlin with 19 hits, 2 homers and 8 RBIs in 83 at-bats.
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 Cleveland
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