Michael Pineda (2-0, 5.00 ERA) and Jacob deGrom (2-1, 0.93 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (9-7) and the New York Mets (13-3) at Yankee Stadium. The Mets come into this series riding an 11-game winning streak. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 24 and can be seen on PIX11, YES and MLB Network.
Pineda pitched 5.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking one in a 5-3 win over the Rays. Chris Young (.357, 8 Rs, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Against the Yankees, deGrom is 0-1 with a 1.29 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and six strikeouts. Travis d'Arnaud (.317, 5 Rs, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Mets, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
New York is a narrow -115 favorite at home against New York. The matchup has an estimated Over/Under (O/U) of seven runs. The Yankees have an overall money line of +123 and a record as the favorite of 3-3. New York is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 7-3 SU record in its last ten outings. The Yankees are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 54.
In the other locker room, New York is coming in with an overall money line of +948 and an impressive record of 3-2 as the dog. They have been a force to be reckoned with over their last 10 games. They were unbeaten, managing a perfect record both SU and as the underdog. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Mets are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.09 for the season.
The Yankees have a 5-5 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when deGrom takes the mound. Pineda (RHP) will be on the hill against the Mets, who have a 10-2 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, the Mets are 9-1, while the Yankees are 4-4.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Yankees have a 0-2 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Yankees and the Mets are both undefeated. The Yankees have a 4-0 record in these situations while the Mets are 7-0.
Ranking eighth, the Mets are in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 73 this season. The Yankees rank in the top five at second with 85.
The Yankees rank at the top of the league when it comes to walks with 70 this season. The Mets rank in the top five at third with 61.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 6-6. When the Mets hit at least one homer, they have a 6-1 record.