New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: June 20th 2013
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay +100 odds (June 20th 2013)
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We won with Tampa Bay in this spot last night and we will come back with the Rays once again tonight. The wins have been few and far between for Tampa Bay of late but the offense put up six runs last night which was the most runs they have scored over their last eight games and I expect that momentum to continue.
Matt Moore got off to a great start this season with a 2.18 ERA through his first 11 starts but he has struggled mightily of late. He has posted a 13.86 ERA over his last three starts all of which have been worse than any of those first 11 outings. Facing the Yankees may not seem like the ideal solution but their offense has done nothing and their .239 average is second worst in the American League. The Rays are 7-1 in Moore’s last eight road starts while the Yankees are 0-5 in their last five games against starters with a WHIP greater than 1.30. New York is coming off a doubleheader split yesterday against the Dodgers and going back further, it has dropped six of its last eight games, averaging just three rpg over that stretch. The pitching has not been much better and we should see that continue tonight as Andy Pettitte has not been pitching well. He has allowed nine runs in 19 innings since coming off the disabled list and he has really struggled at home, posting a 5.74 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in five starts with just one of those being a quality outing. He has a 5.40 ERA in his last five home starts against Tampa Bay. Play (919) Tampa Bay Rays