Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 1.59 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (3-4) meet CC Sabathia (0-1, 6.35 ERA) and the New York Yankees (3-4) in the second of a three-game division series at Camden Yards. The Yankees won the last game 6-5 and New York leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 14 and will air on YES and MASN2.
Gonzalez is 2-3 with a 3.88 ERA, 45 strikeouts and 18 walks against the Yankees in his career. Adam Jones (.440 ) continued his hot start yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. In his career against the Orioles, Sabathia is 18-6 with a 3.34 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 158 strikeouts. Brian McCann (.278 ) has been hitting the ball well to start the season, going 2 for 5 yesterday with three runs, one home run, and one RBI.
Baltimore is a -139 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at eight runs. The Orioles are 2-2 as the favorite and have an overall money line of -21. The Orioles are a power hitting team with an MLB-best 12 home runs. As for the pitching staff, an area where the Orioles are particularly strong is striking batters out, where they average 7.8 K's per game.
Against teams in their division, they are 2-4 SU and have a poor 0-1 record when they were an underdog to win. New York has an eye for the strike zone, ranking 4.2 in the AL with fourth walks per game. Switching gears to New York's pitching staff, they allow just 0.0 walks per road game, best in the AL.
The only other game between the two teams went New York's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL, O/U - Over
The Orioles and the Yankees both have a 3-4 record against the division.
When leading after 7 innings, Baltimore is 1-1, while New York is 1-2.
The Orioles are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Yankees have a 1-1 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
It looks like the Yankees have a slight leg up on the Orioles, as the Yankees have won their last two games while the Orioles have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 2-1. The Yankees have a 1-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling in the top 10 of the league based on total runs this season, Baltimore ranks eighth with 36 runs and New York is sixth with 37.
Ranking 11th, Baltimore is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 21 this season. New York ranks in the top five at fourth with 27.
The Orioles are 3-3 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Yankees are 2-4 when they hit at least one homer.