Free MLB Prediction: Yankees vs Rays
Major League Baseball betting sees the New York Yankees taking on the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday September 14th at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
New York Yankees (78-64) at Tampa Bay Rays (69-73)
Date: September 14th
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
MLB Betting Lines: New York -103, Tampa Bay -107
MLB Betting Total: 8.0
Probable Pitchers: Yankees LH CC Sabathia (4-9, 5.16 ERA) vs. Rays RH Erasmo Ramirez (10-5, 3.96)
The Yankees have nobody to blame but themselves as they come off a key weekend series that saw them drop 3 of 4 to the Blue Jays.
Now they’ll have a tough order ahead as they try to climb back into the AL East race as they begin a 9 game road trip starting in Tampa on Monday.
The Rays sit 6.0 games out of the 2nd Wildcard spot and are in desperate need of a winning streak with the season winding down.
First pitch is set for 7:10 inside Tropicana Field.
After blowing their 6.0 game lead in the AL East following the trade deadline, New York hung around with the high powered Toronto Blue Jays and entered the weekend just 1.5 games out.
Following a rain out on Thursday, New York was forced to play 4 games in 3 days and things didn’t go quite according to plan. New York dropped the first 3, but kept the race from getting out of hand as they avoided a seep with a 5-0 win on Sunday.
Still, they trail by 3.5 and may begin to set their sights on more on holding onto the first Wild Card.
New York will throw LH C.C Sabathia, who will be making his 2nd start since returning from a knee injury suffered against Cleveland.
Sabathia lasted just 4.2 innings as he let up three runs (one earned) and walked three.
Not that Sabathia even pitched worthy of going passed his 4.2 innings of work, he was on a strict pitch count that will likely be more in Monday’s start.
Tampa Bay has picked the wrong time to get cold. With just 3 weeks remaining in the regular season, the Rays have found themselves 6.0 games back and that comes thanks to losses in 7 of their last 10.
Tampa Bay comes in off a loss Sunday that saw them get shut out for 13 innings in a 2-0 loss to Boston.
Trying to get back on track and make one more push at the AL Wild Card, the Rays go with Rays RH Erasmo Ramirez on Monday.
Ramirez has gone winless over his last 4 starts and has let up 4 runs in 3 of those 4 starts. The RH is 2-0 in 5 appearances this year against the Yankees with an ERA of only 1.80.
MLB Betting Trends:
Yankees are 2-5 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Yankees are 3-8 in their last 11 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Rays are 21-9 in their last 30 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Rays are 10-22 in their last 32 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Yankees ML
Every game is that much more important for the Yankees after their tough weekend against Toronto. CC Sabathia is experienced enough to know he must turn in a quality start here on Monday.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: New York 6- Tampa Bay 3
Houston gets to Santiago early and often as they cruise to even the series.
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