New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/5/2014
Friday, June 6, 7:10 PM on YES, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
New York Yankees - Whitley, C (0-0) vs. Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (2-5)
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Rookie Chase Whitley will be on the mound for the New York Yankees on Friday and will be facing off against Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals.
24-year-old Chase Whitley pitched well in his five innings against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, but he once again could only get a no decision out of it. He went five innings in that outing and allowed just one run on five hits while walking no one and striking out a season-high six batters. He has received a no decision in all four of his starts this year, but he has definitely deserved better because he has a 2.37 ERA and 15 strikeouts through 19 innings.
Whitley will be going up against the Royals for the first time in his career on Friday night.
Veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie picked up his fifth loss of the year over the weekend when he was beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays on the road. He did pitch pretty well in that game, though, by going seven innings and giving up just two runs while striking out five and walking two. Guthrie hasn't been on the winning side of things since back on April 9, but he does have a decent 4.00 ERA through 78.2 innings.
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has 20 hits in 36 at-bats against Guthrie with six doubles, a home run and seven RBI.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 26-31-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.5
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 27-28-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/15/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
05/13/14 P Shawn Kelley Back 15-day DL (5/7)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-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
04/15/14 C Francisco Cervelli Hamstring 60-day DL (4/13)
Kansas City Royals
06/01/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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