GAME: New York Yankees vs. Oakland A's
DATE/TIME: Friday, June 13 – 10:05 PM EST
WHERE: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA
PITCHERS: New York - David Phelps (R) vs Oakland - Sonny Gray (R)
LATEST ODDS: Oakland -177 Total 7.5
MLB Pick of the Day Record: 6-9 -506
Tonight’s matchup between the Bronx Bombers of New York and the Athletics of Oakland is about improving offenses along with both starting pitchers that have been performing dreadful in each of their last few starts.
The 40 and 26 Oakland Athletics are coming into this game on top of the Western Division of the American League leading the Los Angeles Angels by 3.5 games and are 6 and 4 in their last 10 encounters. So far this season the end number of the total margin of victory is 124, which simply means that the Athletics have outscored the opposition by 124 runs, which is more than twice their next closest team the San Francisco Giants with 57 and more than triple the next closest American League team the Toronto Blue Jays with 40. Their potent scoring unit will face the New York Yankees’ Right Hand Starter pitcher David Phelps as he will be making his 8th start and his 17th appearance of the season tonight. In his last start on Saturday at Kansas City, Phelps was handed the loss in an 8 to 4 Yankees defeat going 5.2 frames along with 10 hits and 7 earned runs with 1 going yard 2 walks.
In their last 6 games, the New York Yankees’ offense is averaging 1 more run a game than their previous 4 matchups. The Yankees for the first time will meet Oakland’s Right Hand Starter Sonny Gray who in the last 3 stars is 1 and with a earn run average of 6.00 and the opposition is batting .279 in his last 3 starts. Gray went 5 and 1 with a 1.99 ERA and .206 opponents average over his first 10 starts.
MLB Pick of the Day: Over 7.5