Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/1/2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 1:05 PM on SUN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (3-7) vs. New York Yankees - Nuno, V (2-4)
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Wednesday afternoon, Jake Odorizzi gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays as they face Vidal Nuno and the New York Yankees. Odorizzi makes his 17 th start as Nuno makes his 14th start and 17th appearance.
Jake Odorizzi pitched to a no-decision his last time out and that held his record at 3 - 7 with an ERA of 4.14. In that outing, Odorizzi pitched 5 innings of 1 run, 6 hit ball as he walked 4 and struck out 6. But it took him 106 pitches to get through 5 innings and that was a main reason behind the short night. Last season, Odorizzi started just 4 games and appeared in an additional 3 as he compiled a 0 - 1 record with a save and an ERA of 3.94.
In 2013, Odorizzi picked up his lone save against the Yankees after allowing a hit in 3 innings of work. This season, Odorizzi didn't factor into the decision in his only start against the Yankees after allowing 3 runs on 5 hits (including a homer) in 4 innings.
Vidal Nuno got the win in his last outing and that took his record to 2 - 4 with a 5.42 ERA. In that start, Nuno didn't surrender a run in 5 innings as he gave up just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. It was one of the better outings of the season for Nuno, who has been less than impressive. During his rookie campaign in 2013, he went 1- 2 with a 2.25 ERA in 3 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Nuno pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Rays after allowing 2 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings of work. This season, Nuno has faced the Rays twice and he has 2 no-decisions to show for his effort.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 41-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.4
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 36-44-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
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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