New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/12/2014
Friday, June 13, 9:05 PM on YES, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
New York Yankees - Phelps, D (1-4) vs. Oakland Athletics - Gray, S (6-2)
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New York Yankees starter David Phelps will be trying to end his four-game losing streak on Friday when he goes up against Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics.
Third-year starter David Phelps lost his fourth straight start on Saturday when he allowed a season-high seven earned runs against the Kansas City Royals on the road. In 5.2 innings, he gave up 10 hits to the Royals and walked two while striking out four. Through 51.2 innings this season, Phelps is 1-4 with a 4.88 ERA and he has given up 9.8 hits per nine innings.
Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo has just one hit in five at-bats against Phelps in his career, while star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is 0-for-3 against him with one strikeout.
24-year-old Sonny Gray had his worst outing of the season last weekend against the Baltimore Orioles on the road when he allowed five earned runs in 5.1 innings of work. He did strike out seven hitters in that game, but he also walked four, which matched his worst total of the year. Gray now has a 6-2 record and an impressive 2.83 ERA through 13 starts.
In two plate appearances against Gray, veteran second baseman Brian Roberts is 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI. All of the other Yankees will be going up against the young right-hander for the first time on Friday night.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 28-35-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.5
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 33-29-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.9
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 60-day DL (4/24)
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)
06/03/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/1)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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