Texas Rangers at New York Yankees 7/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/21/2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSSW, WWOR
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Texas Rangers - Martinez, N (1-6) vs. New York Yankees - Whitley, C (4-3)
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Tuesday night, Nick Martinez and the Texas Rangers square off against Chase Whitley and the New York Yankees. Martinez makes his 12th start and 17th appearance as Whitley makes his 12th start and 13th appearance.
Nick Martinez took his 2nd straight loss the last time out and that lowered his record to 1 - 6 with a 5.10 ERA. In that outing, Martinez was torched for 8 runs on 7 hits (including 3 homers) in 5 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 1. But, that start was over three weeks ago after Martinez went on the 15 Day DL with a left oblique injury. He is supposed to be well enough for this start and time will tell if the injury will be a further issue.
Martinez has never faced the Yankees and will need the guidance that a good scouting report can provide to help him come up with a plan of action against the New York lineup.
Chase Whitley lost his last start and that dropped his record to 4 - 3 with a 5.10 ERA. In the loss, Whitley allowed 3 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 3.2 innings of work. He walked 2 batters and struck out 4. Whitley started out strong but has backed off that hot pace in recent starts. With the injuries in the New York starting rotation, more will be expected out of the young right-handed reliever pressed into a starting role.
This will be Whitley's first outing against the Rangers and he will have to make good use of the scouting report to find a way to get past Texas.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 50-42-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -1.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 43-53-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
07/21/14 RF Alex Rios Ankle questionable
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
New York Yankees
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11); out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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