NY Yankees vs Houston Astros – 6/25/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Following a just completed home stand the New York Yankees embark on a weekend road trip to the state of Texas to meet the first place Houston Astros. MLB fantasy draft managers can tune to MLB Network at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the scoring results of their rosters.
The Yankees were able to salvage the final game of a three game home series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday by the score of 10-2. The Yankees pitching turned around after allowing 11 runs in each of the first two games of this series. Ironically the Yankees allowed 12 runs in the final game of their series against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. That’s a total of 34 runs in three games given up by Yankees pitching before their victory on Wednesday.
The Houston Astros will host the Yankees sitting in first place in the AL West division. The club has gotten pretty good pitching as they sit with the best WHIP in baseball at 1.18. This means that Astros pitching staff does not allow too many baserunners.
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner leads the everyday players with a .292 batting average with nine homers and 38 RBIs. He is hitting .516 over his past seven games with four homers.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez after his one year absence from the club has contributed greatly to the team’s tenure near the top of the AL East division. Rodriguez is batting .290 with 15 homers and 44 RBIs. He is on a .440 tear over his past seven games with three homers and 10 RBIs.
New York Yankees C: Brian McCann like many of the top hitters on the Yankees is on a tear in the month of June. McCann is hitting .328 for the month with three homers. He has moved up his average to .275 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs season to date.
New York Yankees 1B: Veteran Mark Teixeira has produced run producing numbers for the Yankees despite a .259 batting average. Teixeira has 18 homers and 51 RBIs season to date. He is coming off a three hit game on Wednesday in his first game since missing two contests due to a neck ailment.
New York Yankees 3B: Chase Headley is on a .346 tear over his past seven games. He has moved up his average to .258 on the campaign. Headley has produced seven homers and 27 RBIs on the year.
New York Yankees RF: Veteran Carlos Beltran is hot at the plate with a .455 batting average with three homers over his past seven games.
New York Yankees P: Adam Warren enters play with a record of 5-4 over his 13 starts with an ERA of 3.62 and WHIP of 1.21. Warren has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts.
Houston Astros 2B: Jose Altuve is batting .287 on the campaign with five homers and 29 RBIs. He has been slumping of late going 4 for his past 23 at the plate.
Houston Astros SS: Jed Lowrie enters play with a batting average of .300 with four homers and 10 RBIs. Lowrie is hot now with a .476 batting average over his past seven games.
Houston Astros RF: George Springer is now hitting .385 over his past fifteen games with four homers. On the season Springer has hit 12 homers with 26 RBIs. His .274 season average is 33 points higher than the 2013 campaign.
Houston Astros DH: Evan Gattis isn’t hitting for average with a .228 batting mark entering play. Gattis has produced power and run production with 13 homers and 43 RBIs season to date.
Houston Astros P: Dallas Keuchel is having a good season for the Astros with a record of 8-3, an ERA of 2.35 and WHIP of 0.98. He has worked 107 1/3rd innings thus far on the year. He looks to rebound after a poor outing at Seattle where he allowed five earned runs over six innings in defeat.
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P: Adam Warren (Yankees)
LF: Brett Gardner (Yankees)
DH: Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)
2B: Jose Altuve (Astros)
C: Brian McCann (Yankees)
SS: Jed Lowrie (Astros)