MLB Baseball Vegas Online Sports Betting & Predictions Wednesday June 13th, 2018
New York Yankees Look to Sweep Mini-Series With Washington
The New York Yankees continue to keep rolling on after their 3-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. The win means they are 10-2 in their last 12 games and they’ve been among the best and most consistent teams in baseball for the past two months.
Ever since their 6-7 start to the season they’ve put together a 37-12 record which has them winning games at a 75.5% clip.
The win raised their record to 43-19.
This month, in ten games the offense has slowed, averaging just 4.2 RPG. That goes to show just how good the pitching has been to still be winning games at such a torrid clip. The team’s ERA this month is a sparkling 1.86.
Washington has now lost three of four games after they dropped two of three to San Francisco on the weekend.
From April 29th- May 30th they posted a 21-6 record which helped put the bad taste of a slow start behind them. But they have slowed down of late, posting just a 4-6 record since then.
The offense has also cooled considerably, averaging just 3.6 RPG in those ten games. The pitching staff has remained consistent -if not all worldly like the Yankees- with a 3.48 ERA over that span.
The slumping offense continued on Tuesday as the team managed just five hits on the way to the loss. To compound matters Bryce Harper was hit by two pitches in the game and left after the ball hit his foot in the eighth inning.
Didi Gregorius broke out of a slump with a two-home run game to key the offense for New York. Since hitting ten home runs in April, those two shots were just his second and third since then and his first since May 23rd.
Erick Fedde (0-1, 4.76 ERA) will make his second start of the season and the fifth of his career. In his first, he allowed three runs in 5.2 innings against San Diego back on May 23rd.
Sonny Gray (4-4, 4.81 ERA) has looked much better over his last eight starts after struggling mightily through his first four. He had an 8.27 ERA to start the season. Since then he’s had two more starts where he’s allowed five runs in each. But in the other six, he’s pitched 38.2 innings and allowed nine runs for a 1.88 ERA. Last time out was his best of the season, pitching eight scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over Toronto. The Yankees have won three of his last four.
NY Yankees is -176 favorites and Washington +166 underdogs. The pitching disparity, the struggling Nationals offense and the questionable status of Bryce Harper makes the Yankees the choice for me in this one. The Pick: Yankees 7-1.