MLB Picks and Parlays: Yankees Look to Get Back on Winning Track at Cleveland
The New York Yankees traded for Sonny Gray & Jaime Garcia at the trade deadline on Monday capping an impressive month of retooling, but they are still looking for their first win in August. On Thursday they dropped their third straight game, a 5-1 loss to Cleveland. They have scored a grand total of four runs through the streak. It seems like the big bad Yankees are bringing out the best in their opposing pitching.
On Thursday it was Indians ace Corey Kluber’s turn to shut down the Yankees offense. He pitched a masterpiece, allowing just three hits and a walk along with 11 strikeouts in going the distance.
Gray was making his first start for New York and it was two innings, the first and the sixth which did him in as he allowed four hits and four runs (two earned) in taking the loss. Cleveland managed just five hits all game and no one on the team had more than one hit. Yan Gomes led the way with a double that scored two runs in the sixth.
Cleveland Indians was rained out on Wednesday after dropping three straight, including the two against Boston. The win helped them to keep pace with the Royals, maintaining a 2.5 game cushion in the AL Central. The Yankees fell two games behind Boston in the AL East.
New York is first in the AL since the break with a 2.94 ERA. They are 10th averaging 4 RPG.
Cleveland is fourth with a 3.70 ERA since the break. They are fifth averaging 5.26 RPG.
Jaime Garcia (5-7, 4.29 ERA) will be making his second start ever since getting traded by the Braves and then the Twins. He pitched 6.2 innings in a 6-3 win over the A’s allowing three runs. It was his third straight start pitching at least 6.2 innings and allowing three runs or less. It broke a four-game streak allowing at least five runs.
Trevor Bauer (9-8, 5.25 ERA) was slated to pitch on Wednesday before the Red Sox rain out. He’s pitching now on six days rest. He was sharp in his last start allowing one run in eight innings of a 2-1 win over the Angels. The Indians have won his last two starts, but has had his struggles in July. He had a 5.30 ERA in four starts and opponents hit .316 off of him.
- NY Yankees is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cash It In: The Indians are -135 favorites, the Yankees +115 underdogs. There’s no doubt the Yankees offense is pressing and struggling for runs. That has to end at some point, and against an unreliable Bauer seems like as good a night as any. Yankees 8-3.