In the second of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (66-61) and the Baltimore Orioles (70-58) at Yankee Stadium, Chad Green (2-3, 3.66 ERA) and Dylan Bundy (7-4, 3.33 ERA) get the ball. The Yankees won the last game 14-4, and New York leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 27 and will air on MASN and YES.
In his last start, Green pitched 6.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out five and walking one in a 2-0 loss to the Angels. Didi Gregorius (.283, 53 Rs, 17 HRs, 57 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Orioles were victorious over the Nationals 4-3 the last time Bundy pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking four. Manny Machado (.305, 89 Rs, 31 HRs, 81 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs, two home runs, and three RBIs.
The odds are even for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at nine runs. The Yankees have a SU record of 19-27 against teams in their division. Within their division, New York's offense has been struggling. New York has only averaged 3.5 runs per game compared to its 4.2 season average. Turning to the pitching staff, the Yankees don't give up many walks to opposing batters, leading the AL with only 2.6 walks allowed per game. An area where the Yankees are particularly strong is striking batters out, where they average an AL-best 8.8 K's per game.
Against teams in their division, the Orioles are 26-21 SU. The Orioles are known for their bats, hitting 425 extra base hits. The last 10 games have really brought the worst out of the Baltimore pitchers. They allowed 6.6 runs per game during that span, which is higher than their season average of 4.5.
The Yankees have mostly come out on top against the Orioles in their previous 11 games this season, earning a 6-5 record. This game will feature Bundy (RHP) on the mound against the Yankees, who have a 48-41 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Green will take the mound against the Orioles, who have a 53-39 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
The Yankees hold a 20-27 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Orioles' record in these matchups is 26-22.
Baltimore recorded at least two errors for the eighth time this season.
The Yankees are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 14 runs. The Orioles have a 0-2 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
It looks like the Yankees have a slight leg up on the Orioles, as the Yankees have won their last three games while the Orioles have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 46-9. The Yankees have a 51-8 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd in runs, New York has earned 539 this season. Baltimore ranks eighth with 605 runs.
New York and Baltimore both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. New York sits at 26th with 358 this season and Baltimore ranks 21st with 363.
The Yankees are 49-33 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Orioles are 58-37 when they hit at least one homer.