Yankees vs Athletics Prediction MLB Experts Picks 5/10

Yankees vs Athletics Prediction MLB Experts Picks 5/10

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Preview

The New York Yankees are set to host the Oakland Athletics in the third game of their series on May 10, 2023. The Yankees have taken the first two games of the series and will look to complete the sweep at Yankee Stadium. The Athletics, on the other hand, will be looking to avoid the sweep and get back in the win column after dropping their last three games. In this article, we will provide a detailed analysis of both teams.

 

Pitching Analysis

The Athletics will send Kyle Muller to the mound for this game. Muller has had a rough start to the season, with a 1-2 record and a 6.62 ERA in 34 innings pitched. He has also allowed five home runs and has walked 18 batters. Muller will need to be at his best if the Athletics are to have any chance of winning this game.

The Yankees will counter with Jhony Brito, who has also struggled this season. Brito has a 2-3 record and a 6.08 ERA in 26.2 innings pitched. He has allowed four home runs and has walked 12 batters. Brito will need to pitch better if the Yankees are to continue their winning ways.

 

Hitting Analysis

The Athletics have struggled offensively this season, averaging just 4.4 runs per game. Brent Rooker has been the team's best hitter so far this season, with 10 home runs and 26 RBI. However, he is only batting .313, and the team as a whole is batting just .233. The Athletics will need to improve their hitting if they want to have a chance in this game.

The Yankees, on the other hand, have been one of the better offensive teams in the league, averaging 5.2 runs per game. Anthony Rizzo has been the team's best hitter since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs, batting .296 with six home runs and 16 RBI. The Yankees will be looking to continue their hot hitting and score early and often against Muller and the Athletics' bullpen.

 

Injury Report

The Athletics have a number of players on the injury report, including starting pitcher Paul Blackburn, who is on the 15-day IL, and outfielders Austin Beck and Ramon Laureano, who are day-to-day. Starting pitcher Mason Miller is also day-to-day and may not be available for this game.

The Yankees, on the other hand, have no injured players and will be at full strength for this game.

 

Prediction

Based on the pitching matchup and the hitting analysis, we believe that the over of 9.5 runs is the best bet for this game. Muller and Brito have both struggled this season, and the Yankees have a strong hitting lineup that should be able to score runs against them. The Athletics have also struggled offensively, but the Yankees' bullpen has been inconsistent this season, which could give the Athletics some opportunities to score runs later in the game.

In terms of pitching, both teams are sending out young and inexperienced pitchers. Kyle Muller will start for the Athletics, while Jhony Brito will start for the Yankees. Muller has only pitched 34 innings this season, giving up 48 hits and 18 walks while striking out 21 batters. He has an ERA of 6.62 and a WHIP of 1.94. On the other hand, Brito has pitched 26.2 innings, giving up 27 hits and 12 walks while striking out 19 batters. He has an ERA of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.46. Based on these numbers, both pitchers have struggled this season, and we can expect a high-scoring game.

 

Pick: Over 9.5 runs

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