Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/4/2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:05 PM on CSCA, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Oakland Athletics - Pomeranz, D (5-2) vs. New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (8-1)
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Thursday afternoon, the Oakland Athletics will give the ball to Drew Pomeranz as they square off against the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka. Pomeranz will make his 6th start and 15th appearance as Tanaka makes his 12th start.
Drew Pomeranz improved his record to 5 – 2 with an ERA of 2.37 after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Pomeranz gave up 5 runs on 4 hits (including 2 home runs) in 5.1 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 5. The win marked the 4th in 5 starts for Pomeranz. Last season, Pomeranz was 0 – 4 with an ERA of 6.23 in 4 starts and 4 relief appearances for the Colorado Rockies.
In 2013, Pomeranz didn’t face the Yankees and he has only faced 2 of their hitters in his career. Carlos Beltran is 2 for 8 against Pomeranz while Alfonso Soriano is 1 for 3 with a homer.
Masahiro Tanaka continues to roll over the competition and he added yet another win in his last outing. Tanaka took his record to 8 - 1 with a 2.06 ERA after allowing just a run on 4 hits in 8 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 9. Tanaka is on pace for one of the best seasons any rookie pitcher has ever had in the Majors.
Even without any experience against the A’s, Tanaka should be formidable against Oakland.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 30-24-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 2
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 26-30-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/02/14 1B Brandon Moss Calf questionable
06/02/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee questionable
05/09/14 P Ryan Cook Forearm 15-day DL (5/9)
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
New York Yankees
06/02/14 1B Mark Teixeira Wrist 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)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take New York Yankees
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