Tigers vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 9/7/23

New York Yankees (70-69) vs Detroit Tigers (63-76)

Game Info: Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Carlos Rodon (2-4) (5.70) vs Eduardo Rodriguez (10-7) (3.11)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -182 / Detroit Tigers +153 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Tigers will head to the Bronx to face the New York Yankees for their series finale this Thursday  from Yankee Stadium on the YES Network.

Tigers Preview & Projected Starter

Detroit moved to 63-74 after sweeping Chicago. The Tigers have been bullied by the Yankees over the past two weeks, and they’ll look to avoid being swept here. The Detroit offense is scoring 3.04 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. 

Eduardo Rodriguez (10-7, 3.11 ERA, 123 Ks) will take the mound for Detroit. The veteran lefty struggled with Houston last time out, allowing four runs thru 4.2 innings pitched en route to his seventh loss. ERod has now traded his last four starts, and he has a good chance to keep the unwanted trend going here in Chicago. Rodriguez tossed six innings of one-run ball against the White Sox back in late May, and he’ll attempt to deliver similar results here. 

Tigers Player Trends & Props

Spencer Torkelson homered in the game three win, and he leads Detroit in hits (117), home runs (25), and RBI (72). 

Kerry Carpenter has recorded a hit in seven of his last ten games, and he’s second on team in both homers (20) and runs batted in (56), while batting .289.

Miguel Cabrera will make his final appearance at Yankees Stadium this week, and he collected six hits in two wins over the White Sox.

Leading batter Riley Greene (.288) may miss the series after picking up an injury in Chicago.

 

Yankees Preview & Projected Starter

New York moved to 70-69 after defeating Detroit. Don’t look too fast, but the Yankees have now won eight of their last nine games, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out in the Bronx Thursday. 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. 

Carlos Rodon (2-4, 5.70 ERA, 37 Ks) will take the hill for New York. The ninth-year lefty put up a little fight in Tampa last time out, striking out seven thru 4.2 innings, and avoiding the loss. Rodon hasn’t been able to find his stride in the Bronx after joining the staff in July, as he’s struggled through eight starts. Rodon had a terrible outing at home against Houston a month ago (2.2 IP, 5 ER), and he’ll look for much different results here.  

Yankees Player Trends & Props

Gleyber Torres homered in all three wins over Detroit last week, and he’s leading NYY in hits (138), while posting splits of .272/24/58. 

Aaron Judge homered in two of three matchups in Houston,  and he’s leading the Yanks in homers (31), with 58 RBI.

Giancarlo Stanton has recorded a hit in seven of the last nine games, and he’s tallied 21 home runs and 53 runs batted in for the season. 

Anthony Volpe has totaled multiple bases in six of the last nine games, and he’s posting similar totals of 20 home runs and 53 RBI.

Corey’s Free Pick

New York’s recent stretch of play is going to make things very interesting down the stretch, as the race for the final AL Wild Card spot features four clubs. One more week of action like this, and the Yankees will be right where they want to be with the final weeks of the season approaching. A win here would be big for the Yanks, but they’re going to have to earn it, as they’re set to face a hot Eduardo Rodriguez. Let’s trust what New York has going right now, and back them to win game three on Thursday.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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