MLB | Jul 11, 2014 New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees +105 at BMAKER
Friday MLB Free Play from Doc’s Sports Take #917 New York Yankees (+105) over Baltimore Orioles (Friday, 7:05pm EST) The New York Yankees invade Baltimore to take on the Orioles in the first of three games on Friday night. This is a big series that will conclude the first half of the season. The O’s currently sit atop the AL East, but New York isn’t too far behind. Injuries are starting to pile up for the Yankees, so they need to stay within striking distance until they get can healthy in the second half. Hiroki Kuroda gets the nod in this one, and he’s been fairly consistent in 2014. He comes in with just a mediocre 4.20 ERA, but Kuroda always keeps his team in the game. At the age of 39, some thought it was career was over, but he’s proved them wrong. He’ll face a free-swinging bunch of hitters for Baltimore, and that should work to Kuroda’s advantage. The O’s trot out Miguel Gonzalez, who is someone I have very little trust in. Over his last three outings, Gonzalez has 9-9 K/BB ratio and a 1.87 WHIP. He’s managed to get out of some jams and keep his ERA at bay, but when you play with matches long enough you’re going to get burned. The Yankees offense isn’t spectacular, but they’re all professional hitters and they should be able to attack a weak pitcher. I’m not a believer in this Orioles team yet. We’re on the Yankees at this underdog price. Doc's Sports looks for bright lights this weekend with picks in NASCAR, MLB, CFL, and WNBA. Jump on board with a 1 week package now and let 42 years of handicapping experience work for you.