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15-16 (6-11 V) Kansas City Royals vs. NY Yankees 12-18 (8-8 H)
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Projected Pitchers: Kris Medlen vs Masahiro Tanaka
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The Yankees have had a horrible start to the season and they are looking to turn things around as they come off a 2-1 series victory over the Red Sox.
They were able to limit the Sox to just 9 runs, while putting up 12 of their own, in this battle in the Bronx against a high octane offence that averages 5 runs per game at this point in the season.
The Royals are coming off a 2-1 series loss against the Indians putting up 12 runs, which is above their season average of 3.4 runs per game. Tanaka takes the mound in this matchup against Kris Medlen.
Tanaka is 1-0 this season with a 2.29 era, while Medlen has been inconsistent with a 6.85 era.
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The Royals are 3-7 in their last 10 and are now a .500 team with a record of 15-15. The 2015 World Series Champions are struggling at the plate averaging 3.4 runs per game ranking them 27th in the MLB.
Medlan has also proved to be wildly inconsistent, where in his last 4 outings, he’s given up 9, 1, 7, and 2 runs respectively. So which Medlan should we expect against the Yankees?
Afterall, the Yanks did put up 6 against Eovaldi. The Yanks could explode on Medlan but I think we have to be conservative here and say Medlan will have a decent start against a struggling Yankee offence thus far.
Hosmer is hitting incredibly so far this season with a .336 average on 113 AB, 5 HR, 15 RBI and 15 Runs. He’s currently riding a 7 game hitting streak as well.
Lorenzo Cain in the 2 spot is also hitting pretty good as of late, reaching two times in all of the last 3 games and has had a hit in 9 of his last 10 games. However, beyond that there isn’t much more of a threat, hence the struggling offence.
When you combine the 3.4 runs per game average along with an inconsistent Medlan, the odds are against the former World Series champs.
The Yankees showed some promise against the Red Sox, as this was not an easy series victory against their arch nemesis. This could be just the thing the team needed to start winning consistently.
With Tanaka on the mound, just 1-0 with a 2.29 era, he should be able to contain the low scoring offence of the Royals. He’s been consistent all season allowing 3 runs at most and went 8 innings allowing 0 in his last outing against the incredible bats of the Orioles.
The top of the Yankee order has done a decent job thus far and we would expect a bit more out of them going forward.
Castro is hitting .296 while McCann is at .268, Teixeira is hitting just .210 but he is always dangerous and can’t let his current average dictate future results.
The bottom of the order is where the real issue lies for this squad but they had an excellent outing on May 7th.
If they can string together a few hits against Medlan early on, this may throw the inconsistent pitcher off his game and be just what the Yankees need.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals have lost 9 of their last 12 games
- Royals totals have gone over 4 of the last 5 games
- Royals are 6-10 on the road
- Yankees beat Boston 2-1 over the weekend
- Yankees are 7-8 at home
- Yankees totals have gone under 5 of the last 6 games
Free Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees MLB Prediction:
The pitching matchup favors the Yankees. Both teams have struggled to put up runs but both teams are also capable of putting up a good share of runs on any given day. In this matchup, I expect the Yankees to pull out on top.
Kansas has lost 9 of their last 12 and 3 of their last 4.
They look like they might be turning things around, but Yankees are feeling confident after taking out the Red Sox and Medlan is 50/50.
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The under seems like the obvious choice here, however, both teams look like they might be turning things around. It looks to be reliant on which Medlan we see.
I am going with the obvious choice since both teams are averaging a low run production, Tanaka is feeling good and Medlan is capable of throwing a decent game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Yankees 4-3
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