New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/4/2014
Monday, May 5, 10:05 PM on YES, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
New York Yankees - Phelps, D (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Weaver, J (2-2)
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David Phelps will be making his first start of the season when the New York Yankees face Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels.
Due to Michael Pineda being suspended and having number of injuries to other starters, the Yankees have been forced to give reliever David Phelps his first start on Monday. He did make 12 starts last season for New York, so it won't be a new experience for him. However, he has had issues with command out of the pen this season, walking 5.4 batters per nine innings.
Phelps has done pretty well against the Angels' best hitters, including Albert Pujols, who is just 1-for-7 in their matchups. Erick Aybar has had the most success against Phelps of all of the Angels' hitters, going 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBI.
Jered Weaver was only able to go 5.1 innings in his start last Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians, but he did enough to pick up his second win of the season. He gave up two runs on eight hits in that outing and struck out six while walking just one. His ERA is now at an even 4.00.
Weaver has faced outfielder Ichiro Suzuki 76 times in his career and has held him to a .254 batting average with nine strikeouts and five walks. Mark Teixeira has two home runs off of the big right-hander, but he has just a .188 batting average in 32 at-bats.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 13-15-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.6
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 18-10-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 1.3
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/03/14 RF Carlos Beltran Rest questionable
05/03/14 SS Derek Jeter Rest questionable
05/01/14 P Bruce Billings Forearm 15-day DL (4/26)
04/24/14 P Michael Pineda Suspension expected to miss 10 games
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)
04/01/14 SS Brendan Ryan Back 15-day DL (3/22)
Los Angeles Angels
05/03/14 3B David Freese Finger out indefinitely
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
04/16/14 P Dane De La Rosa Shoulder 15-day DL (4/13)
04/15/14 RF Kole Calhoun Ankle 15-day DL (4/15)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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