Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
Get your MLB betting Sunday started with TBS' nationally broadcasted duel between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. The White Sox should be proud of their efforts in the first two games of this series, as they split the proceedings, winning 7-6 yesterday after losing 6-4 the night before at Yankee Stadium.
Manager Ozzie Guillen couldn't have asked for a better arm on the mound to try to win this series than LHP Mark Buehrle. Even though he has been the best pitcher for the South Siders for a number of years, Buehrle has lost three consecutive starts coming into this one. The southpaw has given up at least four runs in each of his L/4 starts after throwing seven shutout frames on Opening Day. The Yankees aren't bringing any relief, as Buehrle is only 1-6 with a 6.43 ERA in ten career outings against the Bronx Bombers.
RHP Phil Hughes hasn't exactly been masterful for the Yanks this year, but the fact that he is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA has to be impressive for Manager Joe Girardi. New York's fifth starter hasn't allowed more than two runs in any game, but some of his stats are a bit scary. Opposing batters won't hit .103 against him all season long as they are doing right now, and giving up 11 walks in 18.0 innings of work is far too high. Hughes has also only pitched through the sixth inning once this year, that coming in a 3-1 win at Oakland on April 21st.
The price here is just too nice not to back Buehrle even though he is clearly on the inferior team and has struggled against the Yanks in his career. Hughes won't continue to pitch this well this season if he walks too many batters, and one would like to think that one of the most consistent left-handers that baseball has seen in the last decade will be able to turn it around at some point.
Selection: Chicago White Sox +180 at Bookmaker Sportsbook
The White Sox may only be 2-14 in their L/16 visits to the Bronx, but that all changes on Sunday! If you're ready to place your MLB betting wagers, be sure to sign up for an account at Bookmaker!