Yankees Have Trouble With Pesky Orioles
The betting world is keeping a close eye on the AL East pennant race between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles. That is for a couple of reasons.
The first reason is that it has been a very long time since the Baltimore Orioles have been in an AL East pennant race heading into September. The Orioles enter this series only three and a half games down to the New York Yankees.
The Orioles have been on a roll lately winning seven of its last 10 games.
The other reason that the online sportsbook experts are following this race so closely is because the New York Yankees just cannot seem to get its act together. The final playoff push of the season begins. New York has lost six of its last 10 games.
They have allowed the Orioles to get within striking distance of the AL East lead. Now the question is whether the Orioles will continue its charge towards the AL East pennant? OR, Will the Yankees snap out of it and use this series to put some distance between itself and those pesky Orioles?
Friday August 31 – Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees
The Yankees have liked what it has seen from pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. This gives New York the confidence to put Kuroda on the mound for this game. He has a 12-9 record and a 2.98 ERA. Kuroda also helps out his team by being able to last seven to eight innings in any of the games he starts.
The legal online sports betting experts wonder who the Orioles will send to the mound for this game. The Baltimore rotation has been upset by a couple of injuries.
Pick: New York
Saturday September 1 – Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees
The Orioles know exactly whose turn it will be in the rotation when this game starts. Wei-Yin Chen has been a source for confidence for the Orioles all season long. His 12-7 record and 3.78 ERA show that Chen is adapting well to the MLB style of play.
The Yankees will send Freddy Garcia to the mound. They hope that Garcia can straighten out his game before the playoffs start. It isn’t Garcia’s 7-5 record that has the betting sites concerned. His 4.90 ERA that is the issue.
Garcia’s control has been lacking as of late and New York would like to see it come back.
Pick: Baltimore Orioles
Sunday September 2 – Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees
The Yankees are trying to get a look at pitching prospects in September. They need to get an idea of who would be able to perform in the playoffs.
Rookie David Phelps takes the mound for this game. He has shown steady improvement over the past few weeks. But the Orioles offense may be a little too much for the rookie to handle in this important game.
Pick: Baltimore Orioles
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