New York Yankees at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/14/2014
Thursday, May 15, 7:10 PM on YES, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
New York Yankees - Whitley, C (0-0) vs. New York Mets - Gee, D (3-1)
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The New York Yankees will have Chase Whitley make his Major League debut for them on Thursday when they face Dillon Gee and the New York Mets.
Due to multiple injuries to the Yankees' starting staff, 24-year-old Chase Whitley will get his first Major League start. He pitched well in his first seven games down in the minors, going 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA. He struck out 32 batters in 26.1 innings and only gave up 20 hits.
Whitley has developed into a bit of a strikeout pitcher despite not having the best stuff. His fastball sits around 90 mph and he also mixes in a decent 81-83 mph slider and a pretty good changeup.
28-year-old Dillon Gee made his eighth start of the season last week against the Philadelphia Phillies and ended up with a no decision after pitching a solid six innings. He gave up three runs in that outing and walked one while striking out just one. He has a very good 2.73 ERA on the season and has given up just 41 hits in 52.2 innings.
Gee has done quite well against Brian McCann in their matchups over the years by making him go just 3-for-18 with a double and zero RBI. Mark Teixeira is 2-for-5 against Gee and is the only current Yankee to hit a home run off of him.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 19-18-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 16-15-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/13/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow questionable
05/13/14 RF Ichiro Suzuki Back questionable
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
05/13/14 P Gonzalez Germen Virus 15-day DL (5/12)
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 Mets
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