Orioles vs Yankees, 7/21/16 – MLB Expert Prediction
vs New York Yankees
Game Time: Thursday July 21st, 1:05pm EST
Odds: Yankees -103, O/u 9
Projected Starters: Chris Tillman vs. CC Sabathia
Orioles vs Yankees MLB Expert Prediction provided by Sports Investor Central
Baltimore is in the Bronx to play game 4 of their four game series with the Yankees. The Yanks are looking for the sweep and the Orioles need a win to avoid slipping in the AL East standings.
The Orioles have now lost four straight games and their lead in the AL East has evaporated. The Red Sox now lead the division by a .5 game. Sources indicate a stomach bug has hit the Orioles clubhouse and their production has suffered.
Chris Tillman gets the call for the Orioles and he has gone 13-2 with a 3.29 ERA in 20 starts this year, including 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his last three starts and 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in eight starts on the road.
New York will counter with C.C. Sabathia (5-7, 3.94 ERA). New York has fallen short of expectations and are considered an afterthought in the race for the AL East crown.
However, they have now won 7 of 10 games at a time when the team is supposed to be sellers at the trade deadline. The Yankees sit just 6.5 behind the Red Sox so it will be interesting to see how the front office responds.
The Yankees enter this game ranked 23rd in the league in scoring, putting up 4.17 RPG, while also ranking 18th in hitting at .250 and 20th in homers with 98.
The Orioles are:
- 11-1 in Tillman’s last 12 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance
- 11-1 in Tillman’s last 12 starts vs. American League East
The Yankees are:
- 3-7 in Sabathia’s last 10 starts with four days of rest
- 1-5 in Sabathia’s last six starts vs. Orioles
- Sabathia is now 4-11 with a 5.47 ERA in his last 24 home starts
Orioles vs Yankees MLB Expert Prediction: Baltimore -120
The play here is on Baltimore with Tillman on the mound. Chris Tillman has been Baltimore’s most consistent pitcher this year and they will need him to step up big in this one as this is a very important game for the O’s.
They have a clear edge on offense and will be taking on a struggling CC Sabathia, who has a 7.41 ERA in his last 3 starts and he is now 4-11 with a 5.47 ERA in his last 24 starts here at home.