Miguel Gonzalez (3-1, 2.59 ERA) is on the hill for the Baltimore Orioles (12-14) as they square off against Adam Warren (2-1, 4.78 ERA) and the New York Yankees (18-11) in the second of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 4-3 and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 8 and can be seen on MASN and YES.
Warren is 1-2 with an 8.18 ERA in his appearances against the Orioles, and goes up against a good Baltimore offense which is batting .270 this season. Brett Gardner (.318, 20 Rs, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs, 8 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs. Against the Yankees, Gonzalez is 3-3 with a 3.62 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 55 strikeouts. Jimmy Paredes (.339, 13 Rs, 4 HRs, 12 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
New York is a -125 favorite against Baltimore and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Yankees have recorded an overall money line of +611 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 8-5. New York is an impressive 4-1 as the favorite over its last 10 games. The Yankees are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 97. New York is one of the best in the AL in terms of walks, earning an average of 3.6 per game. As for the pitchers, the Yankees are the fifth-best team in the AL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.7 walks per game so far this season. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Yankees, who rank second in the AL in strikeouts per game with 8.8.
In the other locker room, Baltimore is coming in with an overall money line of -79 and a disappointing record of 4-8 as the underdog. They played poorly as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 1-4 record, and a 5-5 record SU.
The Yankees have a great 12-7 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Gonzalez takes the mound. Warren (RHP) will be on the hill against the Orioles, who have a 10-11 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
The Yankees are 13-9 against their divisional rivals, while the Orioles are 11-12 against their division.
When the Orioles play into extra innings, they have a 1-0 record. The Yankees are 0-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Orioles are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Yankees have a record of 11-3 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 11-4. The Yankees have a 12-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 11th, Baltimore sits in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 126 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 136.
Ranking 25th, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 67 this season. New York ranks in the top five at third with 104.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 14-8. When the Orioles hit at least one homer, they have an 11-9 record.