Matt Boyd (0-0, 2.79 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (25-27) meet Michael Pineda (2-6, 6.92 ERA) and the New York Yankees (24-28) in the first of a one-game series at Comerica Park. The game gets underway at 7:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 2 and will air on YES and FSDT.
In his last start, Boyd pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs and striking out seven in a 12-3 loss to the Athletics. Nick Castellanos (.328, 24 Rs, 10 HRs, 32 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4. The Yankees were unsuccessful against the Rays 9-5 the last time Pineda pitched. He went 3.2 innings, allowing six runs and striking out three. Carlos Beltran (.270, 27 Rs, 12 HRs, 31 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Yankees, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are even for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable at the moment. The most recent 10-game stretch for the Tigers has gone great. Over that span, Detroit is averaging 0.0 runs per game, well over their season average of 0.0. The most recent 10 game stretch for Detroit's pitching staff has gone great. Over that span, Detroit's opponents are averaging 0.0 runs per game, below their season average of 0.0. An area where the Tigers are particularly strong is striking batters out, where they average 7.3 K's per game.
During the last 10 games, they averaged 0.0 runs per game, above their 0.0 season average. The last 10 games have really brought the best out of the New York pitchers. They've allowed 0.0 runs per game during that span, which is lower than their season average of 0.0. They also allow just 2.3 walks per game, the best in the AL.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
Detroit earned its second shutout of the season in its last game. New York has been shut out four times this season.
Detroit has won 42% (10-14) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 50% (14-14) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees didn't score any runs in their last game. The Tigers have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers are 20-6. The Yankees have a 17-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th in runs, New York has earned 193 this season. Detroit ranks 11th with 233 runs.
Ranking 24th, Detroit is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 142 this season. New York ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 157.
The Tigers are 22-14 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Yankees are 18-16 when they hit at least one homer.