Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/17/2014
Sunday, May 18, 1:05 PM on ROOT, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Pittsburgh Pirates - Cole, G (3-3) vs. New York Yankees - Nuno, V (1-1)
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Sunday afternoon, Gerrit Cole gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they face Vidal Nuno and the New York Yankees. Cole will be making is 9th start of the season as Nuno makes his 6th start and 9th appearance.
Gerrit Cole saw his record fall to 3 – 3 and his ERA rise slightly to 3.76 after losing his last start. In that outing, Cole went just 5.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Cole didn’t pitch any further because he had thrown 105 pitches in just 5.1 innings. This season, Cole is averaging 100.8 pitches per start. In his rookie season in 2013, Cole averaged 90.9 pitches per start as he compiled a record of 10 - 7 with a 3.22 ERA in 19 starts.
Last season, Cole didn’t get to face the Yankees and he has never seen any of their hitters.
Vidal Nuno comes into this one with a 1 – 1 record and an ERA of 6.43 after taking the loss in a very short start his last time out. Nuno allowed 7 runs on just 4 hits (including a home run) in only 3.1 innings of work. He walked 4 batters and struck out 1 as he threw 78 pitches. In his rookie season in 2013, Nuno went 1 – 2 with an ERA of 2.25 in 3 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Nuno didn’t see any action against the Pirates and he has no experience against their lineup.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-18-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.3
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 20-19-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
05/15/14 LF Starling Marte Back questionable
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
04/26/14 P Jason Grilli Oblique 15-day DL (4/21)
04/26/14 C Russell Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
New York Yankees
05/14/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow questionable
05/14/14 RF Ichiro Suzuki Back questionable
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)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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