Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 9/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/8/2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Tuesday night, Chris Archer (8 – 8, 3.60 ERA) takes the hill for the Tampa Bay Rays as they face Hiroki Kuroda (10 -8, 3.78 ERA) and the New York Yankees. Both pitchers will be making their 29th starts of the season.
Chris Archer took his 2nd straight loss in his last start. Archer was roughed up for 6 runs and 10 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 2. Archer allowed 10 hits for the 2nd straight start and has surrendered 14 runs and 20 hits in 10 innings. He hasn’t had a victory since mid-August and is 3 -3 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Archer went 9 – 7 with a 3.22 ERA in 23 starts.
In 2013, Archer was a perfect 3 – 0 with a 1.23 ERA in 3 starts against the Yankees. This year, he is 1 – 0 in 2 starts against New York.
Hiroki Kuroda turned in a decent performance in his last start and it earned him the victory. In 7 innings of work, Kuroda allowed a run on 4 hits. He struck out 8 without issuing a single walk. Kuroda has allowed more than 3 runs just once in his last 10 starts en route to a 4 -2 record in those outings. Last season, Kuroda finished the season with an 11 - 13 record and a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts.
Kuroda was 0 - 2 with a 9.26 ERA in 2 starts against the Rays in 2 starts during the 2013 campaign. This season, Kuroda is 1 - 1 in 3 encounters with Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 64-73-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 58-80-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
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)
New York Yankees
09/07/14 LF Brett Gardner Abdominal "?" Tuesday vs Tampa Bay Rays
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
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
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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