Detroit Tigers (59-73) vs New York Yankees (64-68)
Game Info: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)
Joey Wentz (2-10) (6.62) vs Gerrit Cole (11-4) (2.95)
Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +151 / New York Yankees -165 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers will host the New York Yankees for game three of their four-game set this Wednesday from Comerica Park. New York took control of the series with a game two win, 4-2.
Yankees Preview & Projected Starter
New York moved to 64-68 after defeating Detroit. The Yankees did just enough to down the Tigers last night, and they’ll look to complete their fourth series sweep here. The New York offense is scoring 3.87 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.87 ERA, with a 1.25 WHIP.
Gerrit Cole (11-4, 2.95 ERA, 149 Ks) will take the hill for New York. The tenth-year ace dealt a gem in Tampa last week, striking out eleven through 7.2 innings of one-run ball to earn his eleventh win. Cole bounced back from a rough home start against Boston, and amidst the Yankees struggles, he’s still remained one of the most reliable pitchers in baseball. The UCLA product has held clubs to two runs or less in seven post-All Star break starts, and he’s also allowed no more than two runs in ten of his twelve road spots this season.
Yankees Player Trends & Props
• Gleyber Torres has gone yard in both matchups in Detroit, and he’s leading NYY in hits (134), while averaging splits of .271/22/56.
• Aaron Judge homered in the game one win, and he’s leading the Yanks in homers (29), with 56 RBI.
• Giancarlo Stanton has recorded a hit in four of the last five appearances, and he’s posting a line of .203/19/49.
• Anthony Volpe provided a solo shot in the game two victory, and he’s up to 19 homers and 54 runs batted in.
Tigers Preview & Projected Starter
Detroit moved to 59-75 after losing to New York. The Tigers had another slow night at the plate, and they’ll look to avoid a fifth straight loss here. The Detroit offense is scoring 2.72 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP.
Joey Wentz (2-10, 6.62 ERA, 61 Ks) will get the ball for Detroit. The second-year lefty performed well in division action against Cleveland last time out, tossing five scoreless frames en route to a Tigers win. The five-inning start marked Wentz’s best outing of the season, and he’ll attempt to follow that up strong in his first career start against the Yanks.
Tigers Player Trends & Props
• Riley Greene is hitless thru games against the Yankees, but he’s leading the Tigers in batting (.286), with 34 RBI.
• Spencer Torkelson has recorded a hit in just two of his last seven games, but he still leads Detroit in hits (112), home runs (23), and RBI (68).
• Kerry Carpenter has collected a hit in eight of his previous ten games, and he’s second in team in both homers (20) and runs batted in (54).
Corey’s Free Pick
The Yankees managed to find a team that’s hitting worse than then, and with Gerrit Cole set to take the hill, we’ve got the ingredients for a sweep here. Cole has been nothing short of impressive this year, and he’s having arguably his best season in pinstripes. It’d be nice if he receives some run support, and the bats should be able to find some off of a vulnerable Joey Wentz. It feels weird, but let’s trust the Yankees here with their ace on the mound in game three. The Under also deserves a look with a pair of pedestrian lineups facing off.