May 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM #52228
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
New York Mets (21-29) vs New York Yankees (30-22)
Thursday May 30
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY
NYM: Dillon Gee (R)
NYY: Vidal Nuno (L)
Moneyline: Yankees -160, Mets +150
The New York Mets may not ultimately be much of a factor in the National League East but they head into Thursday’s game against the Yankees on a 4 game winning streak. looking to sweep their crosstown rivals/ There is no secret to their recent success as they have given up just 8 runs over this recent run as young ace Matt Harvey has finally received some support from his fellow hurlers. They haven’t been killing it at the dish but that is nothing new. Catcher John Buck who was red hot to start the season has cooled – no big surprise.
Things have gone downhill all season long for righty Dillon Gee since a solid opening start against San Diego. He may sprinkle in a solid start every now and again just to prove that he can pitch in the Majors but he is throwing up too many crooked numbers to give the Mets a chance to win on a regular basis. As bad as his overall performance has been he has been just terrible on the road with an ERA over 9. Gee has never beaten the Yankees, 0-2 lifetime.
The Yanks have struggled in their last 10 – just 4-6 – dropping from first place in the American League East. The injury bug is still biting this team pretty hard with OF Curtis Granderson going back on the disabled list, other notables like Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Andy Pettitte and of course, A-Rod. Lucky for New York 2B Robinson Cano is having another stellar season and they are getting solid outings every time out from Huroki Kurodo, who has to be considered the team’s ace right now with C.C. Sabathia struggling
There isn’t much of a book on starter Vidal Nuno, who is another surprising player for the Yankees this season. Nuno has made just two starts in this his rookie season and he was effective despite mediocre peripherals, yielding just a couple of runs over 11 innings. This is his first start at Yankee Stadium and with the Mets in town there should be a decent buzz. It will be a chance to see if he is ready to be a Yankee I suppose. The book is way too short on Nuno to back him with confidence and little value so it is probably best to pass
O/U Pick: Over
Score Prediction: Yankees 7 – Mets 4
Given the hurlers involved in this one playing the over seems like the only play that makes sense. Gee is definitely going to hold up his end of the bargain meaning the Yankees can do the bulk of the heavy lifting to get there. As long as the Mets can breakthrough for a couple of runs against Nuno you should be able to cash the over.
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