Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction: April 17th 2013
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Yankees
Betting Prediction: Under 7.5 (April 17th 2013)
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The Yankees look for another win against Arizona on Wednesday after a 4-2 victory last night. C.C. Sabathia is in the groove after a rough first start versus Boston. The hefty lefty has since allowed just one earned run in his last two starts (15 innings) while striking out 13 and walking only three in back-to-back victories. Sabathia normally pitches deep into the game which means less pressure on the Yankee’s bullpen. Eric Chavez (3-20), Cliff Pennington (1-14), Martin Prado (3-12), Cody Ross (1-7), and Josh Wilson (2-17) have struggled against the southpaw. Arizona is batting just .105 on the road versus left-handed pitchers this season.
Wade Miley goes for Arizona and he has pitched well this season with a perfect 2-0 record and a 2.13 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in his two starts, allowing just 3 runs and only 10 hits in 12.2 innings of work with a 13/4 strikeout/walk ratio. The Bronx Bombers are a predominantly left-handed lineup with Robinson Cano, Travis Hafner, Lyle Overbay, Ichiro, Brett Gardner, and Brennan Boesch all coming from that side. The Yankees are batting just .202 versus left-handed pitchers this season, compared to .299 versus right-handers. Miley is backed by a strong bullpen that has yet to lose with a solid 2.25 ERA and 1.10 WHIP this season. Look for a low-scoring pitcher’s duel in New York tonight.