New York Yankees at Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/8/2014
Friday, May 9, 8:10 PM on WWOR, FSWI
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (4-0) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Gallardo, Y (2-1)
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Masahiro Tanaka will be on the mound for the New York Yankees on Friday night when they take on Yovani Gallardo and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Masahiro Tanaka moved his record to a perfect 4-0 when he was able to pitch seven strong innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last Saturday. He gave up three runs on eight hits that game, but he didn't walk a batter and struck out five. He has given up seven home runs through 42.2 innings this season, but he still has a very solid 2.53 ERA.
This will be the first time that Tanaka will face the Brewers. So far this season, he has used his assorted fastballs about 70% of the time and he throws his highly-rated 83 mph slider about 20% of the time.
Yovani Gallardo suffered his first loss of the season last Saturday when he was beaten by the Cincinnati Reds on the road. He gave up four runs off of nine hits in six innings in that game, and he struck out a season-low one and walked one. He still has a very good 2.47 ERA on the year, but his 3.64 FIP suggests that he's been a bit lucky.
Alfonso Soriano has hit a home run off of Gallardo, but that is one of just four hits in 25 at-bats against him. Brian McCann is just 2-for-15 against the veteran right-hander in his career with three strikeouts.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 14-18-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.6
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 15-19-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 15-day DL (4/24)
05/01/14 P Bruce Billings Forearm 15-day DL (4/26)
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)
05/07/14 3B Aramis Ramirez Rest questionable
05/03/14 RF Ryan Braun Side 15-day DL (4/27)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
03/31/14 P Tom Gorzelanny Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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