New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers 8/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/25/2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Tuesday night, the New York Yankees will take the field behind Brandon McCarthy (8 – 12, 4.01 ERA) as they take on the Detroit Tigers and Rick Porcello (14 – 8, 3.10 ERA). It will be McCarthy’s 27 start and Porcello’s 25th start and 26th appearance.
Brandon McCarthy broke his 2 game losing streak by pitching a complete game shutout in his last start. McCarthy gave up 4 hits and struck out 8 without issuing any walks as he went the distance. Since coming over from the Arizona Diamondbacks, McCarthy has been an extremely reliable starter for the Yankees and is 5 – 2 in 8 starts for New York. Overall, he is 7 – 2 in his last 10 outings. McCarthy was just 5 – 11 with a 4.52 ERA in 22 starts for the Diamondbacks last season.
In 2013, McCarthy didn’t face the tigers but he has a start against them earlier this season. In that outing, McCarthy got the win after holding Detroit to a run on 5 hits in 5.2 innings.
Rick Porcello went the distance in his last outing and got the complete game shutout victory. Porcello allowed just 3 hits while striking out 4 without issuing any walks. The win ended a 3 game losing streak for the right-hander and was his 3rd complete game shutout of the year. Porcello has had a rough go of it in his last 10 starts and is just 4 - 4 in that stretch. Last season, Porcello went 13 – 8 with a 4.32 ERA in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances.
In 2013, Porcello pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Yankees. In early August, Porcello lost his only start against the Yankees this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 52-73-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 67-57-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/25/14 LF Brett Gardner Ankle questionable
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
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
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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