MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels: May 30th 2012
MLB Picks: May 30th 2012
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels
Pick: Over 8.5
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Two struggling pitchers take the mound in Anaheim on Wednesday night as the Angels host the Yankees. Ervin Santana is 2-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 10 starts; he allowed 4 runs, four hits, and seven walks in five innings in his last start. He lost to the Yankees back in April after giving up 5 runs and six hits. He lost two straight starts at home to the Bronx Bombers last year after giving up 9 runs in those two games combined. Robinson Cano (11-34), Eric Chavez (11-31), Derek Jeter (17-41), Russell Martin (6-20) and A-Rod (12-34) hit the Angels’ starter well. The Yankees are putting up over 5 runs per game in their last eight games while hitting right around .270 this season. The Angels’ bullpen has close to a 50% save percentage so the late innings can be an adventure for them.
Ivan Nova has been very hittable this season. He is 5-2 with a 5.47 ERA in nine starts giving up 71 hits in just 56 innings. Nova managed to allow 3 runs and six hits to light-hitting Oakland in his last outing. He has given up 13 runs and 20 hits in his last three starts overall. Nova beat the Angels back in April, but he allowed 4 runs and eight hits in the process. He is 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three career starts against the Angels. Peter Bourjos (4-5), Chris Ianetta (3-5), Maicer Izturis (3-6), Howard Kendrick (2-6) and Mark Trumbo (4-8) have good numbers against the Yankees’ starter. The Angels are hitting right around .280 at home and they are putting up runs right now. This game has slugfest written all over it so we’ll look for a high-scoring game between the Yankees and Angels. -Steve Merril