New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians - 7/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians - 7/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Guardians (39-34) vs New York Yankees (56-21)

Game Info: Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 12:10 pm / 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Triston McKenzie (4-6) (4.03) vs Nestor Cortes (6-3) (2.51)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians +120 / New York Yankees -161 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. Friday’s game was rained out so this is a doubleheader. 

The Yankees come into this game with a 56-21 record overall but they are coming off a loss against the Houston Astros where the offense could only manage one run. The Yankees have the second-best offense in baseball averaging 4.99 runs per game. The pitching is first in terms of runs given up per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Guardians who sit with a 39-34 record overall and they won three of their last five games against the Minnesota Twins in the last series. Cleveland is averaging 4.44 runs per game which is 15th in the league. Jose Ramirez has hit 16 home runs and driven in 63 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Yankees in Game 1 will be Gerrit Cole who sits with a 6-2 record and an ERA of 2.99. Over Cole’s last two starts he has gone 14.1 innings and given up only two runs. 

On the mound for the Guardians in Game 1 will be Kirk McCarty who sits with a 0-1 record and an ERA over ten. 

On the mound for the Yankees in Game 2 is Nestor Cortes Jr who sits with a 6-3 record and an ERA of 2.51. In his last start against the Houston Astros, he went five innings giving up five hits and three runs.

On the mound for Cleveland in Game 2 is Triston McKenzie who sits with a 4-6 record and an ERA of 4.03. In his last start against the Minnesota Twins, he went six innings giving up eight hits and seven runs. 

Cleveland is 0-4 in their last four games on Saturday. The under is 5-1-1 in the Yankees' last seven starts on grass. 

Both of these games are going to be easy wins by the New York Yankees. Cole sits with an ERA of 2.99 and Cortes Jr overall has been strong this season. The Guardians' offense has been an issue the last week and they are going to have issues scoring in this game. Back the Yankees to win both games on the run line.

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Shane’s Pick Game 1: Yankees -1.5 / Game 2: Yankees -1.5

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