NY Yankees vs Tampa Bay by Sors

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NY-Yankees
VS
Tampa-Bay
Nathan Eovaldi (14-2 with a 4.17 ERA) takes the ball for the Yankees, who seek fourth straight win and second in this series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.

 

Eovaldi yielded 8 hits and 5 runs, while striking out seven over five innings of a 20-6 win in Atlanta last Sunday, but pitched well in his previous five starts at Yankee Stadium, as the right-hander surrendered two or fewer earned runs in four of those five outing and lasted at least six innings in each of the last three.

 

In the matter of fact, he gave up 6 hits and 4 runs, while walking two and striking out six over seven innings in his previous start versus Tampa Bay on May 12 (2-4), but it happened at Tropicana Field and in a moment, when the Yankees had obvious problems in offense.

 

Eovaldi, however, has received 57 runs of support in eight starts after the All-Star break: more than any other pitcher in this period (7.12 per game).

 

Daniel Nava is hitting 1.000 (2-for-2), with 2 RBI off Eovaldi, J.P. Arencibia is 1-for-3, with a double and 1 RBI against him, John Jaso is 2-for-7, with a double, but Evan Longoria, Logan Forsythe, James Loney, Brandon Guyer, Kevin Kiermaier and Asdrubal Cabrera are a combined 3-for-26, with five strikeouts.

 

Tampa Bay will give the ball to Matt Moore (1-3 with a 8.78 ERA), who had problem in most of his previous six starts in 2015, as the left-hander surrendered four or more earned runs in five of those six outings, including a season-high 9 hits and 6 runs over three innings of a 7-11 loss at Fenway Park last Tuesday.

 

Moore went 5-2 with a 3.83 ERA in nine career starts versus New York, but posted a 4.81 ERA in five starts at Yankee Stadium in this period.

 

Mark Teixiera (.255 BA, 31 HR, 79 RBI) was placed on the 15-day disabled list, while Jacoby Ellsbury (.270 BA, 7 HR, 30 RBI) is day-to-day with a stomach issue, but Stephen Drew is 2-for-5, with a double off Moore, Alex Rodriguez is 3-for-8, with a double, 2 RBI and three walks, while Brett Gardner is hitting .333 (3-for-9), with two doubles and four walks against him.

 

Chase Headley (.274 BA, 10 HR, 58 RBI) and Didi Gregoruis (.270 BA, 8 HR, 40 RBI) and Brian McCann (.245 BA, 24 HR, 83 RBI) will get first look at Moore.

 

Headley has hit .312 (5-for-16), with a homer, 5 RBI and four runs scored in the last five games, Didi Gregorius went 9-for-18, with a solo home run, 4 RBI and six runs scored in this period, while McCann went 3-for-15, with a solo home run, 4 RBI and six runs scored in his last five.

 

I expect that New York will win the second game of this series with more than one run difference.

 

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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
NY Yankees - 1.50 Pinnacle 2.17 8 2-3 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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