New York Yankees at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/13/2014
Wednesday, May 14, 7:10 PM on ESPN, WWOR, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (5-0) vs. New York Mets - Montero, R (0-0)
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Wednesday night, the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka will take on the New York Mets and Rafael Montero. Tanaka will be making his 8th start as Montero makes his major league debut.
Masahiro Tanaka comes into this one with an impressive 5 – 0 record and an ERA of 2.57. In his last outing, Tanaka gave up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.1 innings with a walk and 7 strikeouts. Tanaka has been a strikeout machine with 58 so far. In his first season here in the US, Tanaka has been just as tough here as he was in Japan and that could mean great things for him but bad things for opposing batters.
Since this is his first season in the Majors, he has yet to face the Mets. But they shouldn’t pose any threat to him if he continues to pitch as well as he has.
Rafael Montero makes his major league debut after putting in some solid work in the Mets’ farm system. In this season, Montero was 4 – 1 with an ERA of 3.67 in 8 starts. His strikeout to walk ratio is great with 41 strikeouts to just 18 walks. In his last start in Las Vegas, he threw 5.1 innings of shutout ball.
For Montero, the scouting report and the pitching staff will be the best help that he can get in order to accurately prepare for the Yankees.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 17-18-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 14-15-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
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)
New York Mets
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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