New York Yankees at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/25/2014
Monday, May 26, 4:15 PM on ESPN, YES, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
New York Yankees - Whitley, C (0-0) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Wacha, M (3-3)
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Rookie starter Chase Whitley will be pitching for the New York Yankees on Monday and will have a tough matchup in Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Chase Whitley made his second start of the season for the Yankees last week and ended up with his second no decision after pitching 4.1 innings against the Chicago Cubs. He allowed just one earned run in that start on six hits while walking one and striking out three. He has allowed a total of just one run in his first nine innings of work in the majors.
Whitley has been featuring a 91 mph fastball that he throws about 42 percent of the time, and an 85 mph slider that he'll throw about 27 percent of the time. Left-handed hitters are hitting just .211 against him so far.
Michael Wacha pitched six scoreless innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks last Wednesday, but he ended up with a no decision in a game the Cardinals eventually won 3-2. He allowed just two hits in the game and struck out four while walking three. He has a 3-3 record on the year and has a 2.54 ERA through 60.1 innings.
Brian McCann is the only Yankee who has faced Wacha and he hit a single against him in his only at-bat. The Yankees will be facing one of the best changeups in baseball on Monday.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 20-26-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is 0.6
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 20-23-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/22/14 LF Brett Gardner Rest questionable
05/15/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
05/13/14 P Shawn Kelley Back 15-day DL (5/7)
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)
St Louis Cardinals
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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