Yankees vs Orioles Prediction MLB Experts Picks 7/4
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- Jul 4, 2023, 7:00:11 AM
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Yankees vs Orioles: An Explosive July 4th Matchup
As the 4th of July fireworks are ready to light up the sky, the baseball diamond is set to witness its own sparks! The New York Yankees are hosting the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. With the Orioles having a slight edge in the standings, this American League East matchup promises to be an explosive one. Get your MLB picks for today, as we provide an in-depth analysis, and don’t forget to check the Kingpin.pro app on iOS and Android for the latest MLB experts picks and MLB picks free!
The Orioles are putting Kyle Gibson on the mound for this game. With an 8-5 record and a 4.66 ERA, Gibson has been a reliable workhorse for Baltimore. However, with a WHIP of 1.38 and 31 walks in 96.2 innings pitched, control could be a concern against the heavy-hitting Yankees.
Anthony Santander and Austin Hays are leading the Orioles' offense. Santander boasts 14 homers and 47 RBIs, while Hays has an impressive .312 batting average. The Orioles’ team batting average stands at .249 with 96 home runs.
James McCann (C) and Dillon Tate (RP) are on the IL, and their absence may impact the Orioles' depth. Additionally, Austin Hays' day-to-day status is something to keep an eye on given his impressive stats.
New York Yankees:
Clarke Schmidt takes the mound for the Yankees. Schmidt’s record stands at 3-6, and he has a slightly lower ERA of 4.37 compared to Gibson. Schmidt's 79 strikeouts in 82.1 innings pitched indicates that he has the ability to limit the Orioles' bats.
The Yankees will be relying on Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo. Judge has slammed 19 homers and holds 40 RBIs, but his recent placement on the 10-Day IL is a significant blow. Rizzo, with a batting average of .267, needs to step up.
Aaron Judge's injury is a big hit for the Yankees. Also, the absence of pitchers Nestor Cortes and Carlos Rodon may impact the depth of their pitching staff.
The Yankees will emerge victorious, despite the injury setbacks. Here’s why:
- Home Advantage: Yankees have a solid 25-19 record at home and the passionate New York crowd behind them.
- Pitching Edge: Schmidt's ability to get strikeouts and his lower ERA compared to Gibson gives Yankees an edge in pitching.
- Depth and Experience: The Yankees, traditionally a strong team, have the depth and experience to overcome injury woes.
While Orioles’ bats could keep them in the game, the Yankees’ combination of pitching and home support will see them through. Gibson has allowed 5 and 6 runs in his last 2 starts and will face a hot Yankees offense.
Pick: Yankees ML -110
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