Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rangers vs Yankees Baseball Handicapping

A winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday when they battle the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Derek Holland will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Lefthander Holland is 5-6 this season with a 4.52 ERA.
Holland's opponent in this one will be Andy Pettitte. The Yankees lefthander has a 4.25 ERA to go along with a 10-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Elvis Andrus was 3-for-5 with three runs batted in, as the Rangers nipped the Yankees 10-9 on Tuesday night.
Texas cashed as +165 road underdogs, while the game played OVER the 9.5-run total posted by oddsmakers.
Michael Young went 2-for-5 with a two-run dinger and three RBIs for the Rangers, as Kevin Millwood recorded the win after giving up five runs over 5 2-3 innings for Texas.
Jorge Posada was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs for New York, while Joba Chamberlain was roughed up for seven runs over four innings to take the loss for the Yankees.
Current streak:
Texas has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Texas: 70-54 SU
New York: 78-47 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home
NY Yankees are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Texas
Next up:
NY Yankees home to Texas, Thursday, August 27



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