New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles
After playing 15 innings of Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees meet for game two of their series at Camden yards. The Yankees are -165 favorites over the Orioles with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
The Baltimore Orioles rallied on Wednesday to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning but they were unable to capitalize on the opportunity as they fell in extras. Valdamir Guererro knocked in Adam Jones for the Orioles only run as Matt Wieters had three hits and Felix Pie, Jones, Nick Markasis, and Guerrero all had two hits as Baltimore was only able to score the one run off of 12 hits. Zach Britton was the forst of nine Oriole pitchers as he went seven innings allowing six hits and a run while striking out four but it was Jeremy Accardo who allowed five hits and two earned runs over two innings of work who took the loss. On Thursday Baltimore is scheduled to start Jeremy Guthrie but after pitching some on Wednesday we’ll have to watch if there is a change. For the season Guthrie has allowed 53 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 32 in 53 innings of work.
The New York Yankees blew the lead in the ninth inning on Wednesday but hung around long enough to end up getting the win. Alex Rodriguez had four hits and Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, and Russell Martin all had two hits as the Yankees had 15 hits and four runs total. Bartolo Colon pitched extremely well allowing just three hits and no runs over eight innings striking out seven along the way until Mariano Rivera blew the save in the ninth and it was Hector Noesi who got his first win pitching four scoreless innings and allowing four hits. For Thursday’s game New York starts C.C. Sabathia who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Sabathia has allowed 60 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 50 in 59.2 innings of work.
Baltimore is 8-21 in their last 29 against a team with a winning record, 5-1 in their last six game two of a series, and 1-6 in Guthrie’s last six starts. New York is 2-6 in their last eight overall, 1-6 in their last seven against a team with a losing record, and 6-2 in Sabathia’s last eight road starts. New York is 19-6 in their last 25 games in Baltimore.
While we didn’t see many runs in regulation on Wednesday, we should see plenty on Thursday as this one goes over. Take over 8.5 runs.