Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees – 5/7/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Major League Baseball AL East division foes open a series on Thursday May 7th as the New York Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles. These two clubs go head to head from Yankees Stadium at 7PM Eastern Time and baseball fantasy draft managers can tune to MLB Network to catch the real time action to track their one day league rosters.
The Yankees started slowly in 2015 as their starting pitching struggled a bit. The bats then came on fire along with their pinstripe bullpen and all of a sudden the team sits in first place in the AL East with a record of 17-10 heading into Wednesday’s action. The Yankees offense was supposed to be a weakness but so are the team is fifth in runs scored at nearly 5 a game and with 34 long balls for the year that ranks them fourth in all of baseball. Despite injuries to Masahiro Tanaka the team filled his spot with Chase Whitley who has looked good in two starts.
The Baltimore Orioles sit at .500 at 12-12 as they close out a series against the New York Mets in New York on Wednesday. They are good offensively ranking third in runs scored and fourth in team batting average. With 32 home runs to date the Orioles sit 7th best in Major League Baseball. The pitching staff has shown recent improvement having allowed a total of nine runs over their past five games as they faced the Mets to close out their interleague series on Wednesday night.
Baltimore Orioles CF: Adam Jones is off to a great start in the 2015 season as he carries a .383 average with five home runs and 21 RBI’s. On May 3rd he had a four hit night in four at bats against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Baltimore Orioles Catcher: Caleb Joseph is batting .284 for Baltimore with two home runs and seven RBI’s. He has only one extra base hit in his past ten games.
Baltimore Orioles 1B: Veteran Chris Davis will carry a five game hitting streak into Thursday night’s game. He is hitting .273 on the year with six home runs and 18 RBI’s. Davis has hits in eight of his past nine games.
Baltimore Orioles 3B: After returning to the Baltimore lineup after injury Manny Machado is batting .261 on the campaign. The 22 year old has slugged five home runs and driven in 13 runs on the year. He has hits in three straight and eight of his past ten games.
Baltimore Orioles SS: Everth Cabrera is off to a slow start with a batting average of .205 with only two extra base hits on the season. He has gone hitless in five straight games and he only has two walks on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Pitcher: Chris Tillman in five starts is 2-3 with an ERA of 6.35 and WHIP of 1.50. Tillman in his last outing allowed two earned runs and three hits suffering a hard luck 2-0 home defeat to Tampa Bay.
New York Yankees CF: Jacoby Ellsbury leads the Yankees starters with a batting average of .355 with a home and four RBI’s. He has hits in nine straight games as he takes the field on Thursday.
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner has his average up to .309 with two home runs and 13 RBI’s. He has hits in seven of nine games.
New York Yankees Catcher: Brain McCann has struggled at the plate with a batting average of .238. He had a difficult time making the transition to a different league last year. McCann has only one extra base hit in his past six games.
New York Yankees 3B: Chase Headley has hits in six of his past seven games. He has his average up to .238 with three home runs and 10 RBI’s. Headley has been hampered with a back problem which forced him to miss the start on Tuesday night.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez after a hot start has cooled down a bit with a .231 batting average. He has some slugging numbers with 6 home runs and 16 RBI’s.
New York Yankees P: Nathan Eolvadi: The first year Yankee 2-0 with an ERA of 3.81. He hast three straight starts over his past three outings. Teams are hitting a very high .328 against Eovaldi in the 2014 year.
MLB Mock Draft Real Monday Fantasy Picks
P: Chris Tillman (Orioles)
CF: Adam Jones (Orioles)
1B: Chris Davis (Orioles)
LF: Brett Gardner (Yankees)
C: Brian McCann (Yankees)
3B: Manny Machado (Orioles)