Texas Rangers at New York Yankees 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSSW, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Texas Rangers - Darvish, Y (9-5) vs. New York Yankees - Phelps, D (4-4)
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Nine-game winner Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers will be taking on right-hander David Phelps and the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Last Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays, Yu Darvish matched his season-high in strikeouts with 12 and ended up winning his ninth game of the year. He went 6.2 innings in that start and gave up just one run on five hits while walking three batters. He is now 9-5 on the year with a 2.88 ERA and he has struck out 154 batters in 122 innings of work.
Veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has had the most success against Darvish of all of the Yankees players by going 7-for-17 against him with a double, a triple and two RBI.
Last week, David Phelps pitched pretty well against the Cincinnati Reds at home and came away with his fourth win of the season. He went 6.1 innings in that game and gave up three runs (two earned) while striking out seven batters and walking just one. Phelps has a 4-4 record with a 3.87 ERA this season for the Yankees and he has struck out 83 batters in 95.1 innings.
Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia has just one hits against Phelps in nine at-bats with a home run and four strikeouts. Shortstop Elvis Andrus has two hits in his three at-bats versus Phelps with no strikeouts.
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 Texas
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