New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins 7/4/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/3/2014
Friday, July 4, 3:10 PM on ESP2, YES, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
New York Yankees - Whitley, C (3-2) vs. Minnesota Twins - Gibson, K (7-6)
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Friday afternoon, Chase Whitley gets the call for the New York Yankees as they face Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins. Whitley makes his 10th start as Gibson makes his 17th.
Chase Whitley dropped his 2nd straight game in his last start and that lowered his record to 3 - 2 with a 4.70 ERA. In the loss, Whitley was touched up for 5 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in just 4 innings. He walked 2 and only struck out 1. The two losses come after 3 straight wins for Whitley and it could spell trouble as the season progresses. Prior to getting the call to the Majors, Whitley was 3 - 2 with a 2.39 ERA in 6 starts and 1 relief appearance at the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate.
Whitley has a start against the Twins this season and he pitched to a no-decision in that outing. Against the Twins on June 1st, Whitley allowed a run on 5 hits in 5 innings. He didn't issue any walks as he struck out 6.
Kyle Gibson got the win his last time out and that improved his record to 7 - 6 with a 3.77 ERA. In the win, Gibson went 8 innings and surrendered 2 runs on 8 hits (including a homer). He didn't issue a walk as he struck out 3. Gibson has been up and down this season but he has improved on his number from his rookie campaign in 2013. He was 2 - 4 with a 6.53 ERA in 10 starts last season.
In 2013, Gibson was 1 - 1 with an 8.71 ERA in 2 starts against the Yankees. Only 4 of the current Yankees have ever faced the young right-hander. Ichiro Suzuki is 3 for 6 with a double and an RBI against Gibson.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 36-46-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 41-36-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
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
07/01/14 1B Joe Mauer Oblique questionable
06/27/14 CF Danny Santana Knee 15-day DL (6/27)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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