New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 8/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/14/2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
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Big right-hander Brandon McCarthy (4-1) will be making his seventh start since being traded to the New York Yankees when he faces Alex Cobb (7-6) and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Brandon McCarthy lost his first start as a member of the Yankees last weekend when he was beaten by the Cleveland Indians at home. He pitched pretty well in that game, though, by giving up just two runs in 6.1 innings and striking out eight while walking no one. He now has a 4.31 ERA on the year and he has given up 172 hits in 146.1 innings.
Rays veteran Ben Zobrist has hit a home run off of McCarthy, but he is just 3-for-16 overall against him with two strikeouts. Catcher Jose Molina is 3-for-10 against him with a double and two strikeouts.
Alex Cobb had a solid start against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, but he had to settle for a no decision in a game the Cubs won 3-2. Cobb pitched six innings in that game and gave up just one run on six hits while walking no one and striking out six. He has given up just 98 hits in 108.1 innings this season and currently owns a 3.41 ERA.
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has three hits in 13 at-bats against Cobb with a home run and two RBI. Derek Jeter is just 1-for-9 against him with no walks an a strikeout.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 50-66-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 55-58-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/09/14 C Brian McCann Concussion 7-day DL (8/9)
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11); out for season
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Tampa Bay Rays
07/18/14 C Ryan Hanigan Oblique 15-day DL (7/9)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22), out for season
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 60-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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