New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 9/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/15/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg
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Tuesday night, Michael Pineda (3 -4, 2.20 ERA) will toe the rubber for the New York Yankees in their meeting against Jake Odorizzi (10 -12, 4.08 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays. It will be the 11th start for Pineda and the 30th start for Odorizzi.
Michael Pineda had a relatively good performance in his last start but he didn’t factor in the decision. Pineda gave up 4 runs (on two 2-run homers) and 10 hits in 7.1 innings. He struck out 2 without issuing any walks. The 4 runs surrendered in his last start were the most for him all season. Pineda’s season has been cut short by injuries and a suspension but he has pitched well even though the numbers don’t illustrate that. He is only 1- 3 in 6 starts since rejoining the team in mid-August. He missed most of the 2013 season after shoulder surgery.
Pineda’s last start was against the Rays and if he can keep the runs to a minimum, he could pitch his way to a win.
Jake Odorizzi was run over in his last start and he ended up taking the loss. Odorizzi was tagged for 6 runs and 5 hits (including 2 homers) in just 4.1 innings. He struck out 2 while walking 3. Odorizzi has been really good and really bad this season and after 2 really good starts, he was real bad in his last. In his last 10 outings, he is 5 – 4. Last season, Odorizzi posted a record of 0-1-1 with a 3.94 ERA in 4 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Odorizzi got the save in his only appearance against the Yankees in 2013. This season, he is 1 - 1 in 3 starts (including his last) against New York.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 60-84-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 68-74-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
09/12/14 3B Chase Headley Jaw out indefinitely
09/11/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow out indefinitely
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 60-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
09/04/14 CF Desmond Jennings Knee out indefinitely
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 60-day DL (6/22), out for season
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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