Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees - 4/7/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Yankees (3-2) vs Baltimore Orioles (3-2)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:35 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Jameson Taillon (0-0) (0.00) vs John Means (1-0) (0.00)
Betting Odds: New York Yankees -205 / Baltimore Orioles +188 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees will face the Baltimore Orioles in an AL East battle on Wednesday. The Yankees will be going for the sweep after their 7-2 win on Tuesday.
New York had another big day from the plate with 11 hits in their win on Tuesday. Jay Bruce hit a solo shot for his first home run, while Aaron Judge hit a 2 run shot for his 2nd of the year. Gerrit Cole pitched a gem, tossing 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits with no walks and 13 strikeouts. To start the year the Yankees have a 1.76 team ERA, best in the majors. From the dish they have a .241 team batting average and 6 home runs.
The Yankees will start righty Jameson Taillon against the Orioles. It will be Taillon’s first start of the year after he was skipped over in his initial scheduled start. He has not pitched in the regular season since 2019. He was 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 30 strikeouts before he had to get season-ending Tommy John surgery. During spring training, he was 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 14 strikeouts.
Baltimore is now 3-2 on the season after their loss on Tuesday. They had 7 hits in the game but were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and struck out 14 times. Starter Dean Kramer went just 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits with 5 strikeouts. To start the year the Orioles have a .254 team batting average with 1 home run and 20 runs scored.
Starting for the Orioles will be lefty John Means. He got the win in his first start after tossing 7 scoreless innings of one-hit ball with 5 strikeouts and no walks. He has a lot of experience against the Yankees current lineup. In those matchups he has allowed a collective .224 batting average with 4 home runs in 63 at-bats.
The Yankees are 6-4 in their last 10 regular season games, and the over is 5-5.
Baltimore is 4-6 in their last 10 regular season games, and the over is 6-4.
The Yankees seem to be getting going from the plate with 4 home runs in their last 2 games. They have seen a lot of Means and done well in those opportunities. The Orioles have not been scoring a lot of runs and they have the fewest home runs in the league. Taillon has not pitched since 2019 but he had a solid spring. New York also has the luxury of a deep bullpen that whose 0.48 ERA that is best in the majors. Give me the Yankees to win.