Nathan Eovaldi (5-1, 4.16 ERA) and Gio Gonzalez (4-3, 4.57 ERA) start in the second of a two-game series between the New York Yankees (33-25) and the Washington Nationals (30-28) at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 6-1, continuing a seven-game winning streak. Action begins at 1:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 10 and can be seen on MASN, YES and MLB Network.
Eovaldi is 2-4 with a 5.32 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts against the Nationals. Mark Teixeira (.238, 30 Rs, 17 HRs, 45 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. When pitching against the Yankees, Gonzalez is 1-5 with a 7.30 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 34 strikeouts. Bryce Harper (.330, 45 Rs, 20 HRs, 47 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Nationals, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
New York is a -118 favorite against Washington and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Yankees have recorded an overall money line of +465 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 17-11. New York is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 7-3 SU record in its last ten outings. The Yankees have no trouble scoring as they rank second in the AL in home offense with 5.3 runs per game. The Yankees are one of the best in the MLB in terms of home runs with 76. New York's pitchers fall apart when National League teams are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game rises to 4.8 against NL teams, compared to its 4.1 season average.
Over in the other dugout, Washington is coming in with an overall money line of -388 and a disappointing record of 4-7 as the underdog. They have been on a bit of a dry streak over their last 10 games. They managed a 0-1 record when playing as the underdog. Offensively, they average four runs per game on the road, which is second in the NL. The Nationals allow 4.3 runs per game, but does worse whenever an AL opponent is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average up to 5.6 against teams from the AL.
The Nationals lead the season series, 2-1. The Yankees have a 9-6 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Gonzalez takes the mound. Eovaldi (RHP) will be on the hill against the Nationals, who have a 21-23 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
New York has won 48% (13-14) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Washington has won 56% (15-12) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Nationals have a 2-8 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
The Yankees are coming into the game with seven consecutive wins, while the Nationals currently have a losing streak of three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Yankees are 21-3. The Nationals have a 21-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 10th in runs, Washington has earned 247 this season. New York ranks second with 271 runs.
Both New York and Washington are tied at ninth in walks with a total of 183 this season.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 29-14, well-matched with the Nationals who are 22-12 when hitting one or more homers.