NEW YORK YANKEES AT ODDS 1.60
After their 5-1 victory in the first game of this home series against San Francisco on Friday (New York Yankees – San Francisco Gants 5-1 on 20.09.2013), The Yankees (81-73) are now only three games behind Cleveland Indians – the team, who is currently on the last American League Wild Card spot.
New York showed good spirit in their game yesterday and I expect the same today.In fact, the Yankees have only theoretical chances to play in the upcoming Play-offs for the title, but it doesn’t mean, that they will give up so easily.
Ivan Nova (8-5 with a 3.36 ERA), who will start for New York, had some problems recently, as the righty has allowed at least four runs in each of his last two starts.On the other hand, Nova showed good form in most of the season so far, especially at “Yankee Stadium”, where he surrendered three or less runs in nine of his ten starts.
The Giants, on the other hand, sits on 4th position in NL West, with 71-83 since the start of the season and 33-45 on the road in this period.
San Francisco will give the ball to Ryan Vogelsong (3-5 with a 5.73 ERA), who definitely can’t be satisfied with his performances so far this season.In fact, the righty showed some improvement in August, when he gave up three or less runs in each of his five starts.On the other hand, Vogelsong has allowed four or more runs in two of his three starts in September.
My bet is on New York Yankees.