Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 6/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/29/2014
Monday, June 30, 2014, 7:05 PM on ESPN, SUN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Tampa Bay Rays - Archer, C (4-5) vs. New York Yankees - Phelps, D (3-4)
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On Monday night, Chris Archer will be going for his fifth win of the season when he and the Tampa Bay Rays go up against David Phelps and the New York Yankees.
Last Tuesday, Chris Archer pitched against the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended up suffering his fifth loss of the year. He pitched seven innings in that start and allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out seven. Archer only has a 4-5 record this season, but he also has a 3.29 ERA and he has only given up three home runs in 93 innings of work.
Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is 4-for-11 against Archer in his career with two doubles and a triple. Second baseman Brian Roberts is the only player on the Yankees who has hit a home run off of Archer.
27-year-old starter David Phelps had a rough outing against the Toronto Blue Jays last week, but he took the no decision rather than the loss. He pitched five innings in that game and allowed six runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out seven. Phelps is 3-4 this season with a 4.35 ERA and he has struck out 64 batters in 70.1 innings.
Rays veteran Ben Zobrist has five hits in 12 at-bats against Phelps with two doubles and two RBI. Outfielder Desmond Jennings is hitless against the right-hander in six at-bats.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 39-38-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.5
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 35-42-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/27/14 SS Yunel Escobar Shoulder questionable
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22)
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-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)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
New York Yankees
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 60-day DL (4/24)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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