Just thinking about the length of the baseball season can be totally exhausting, which is why so many teams take the approach of just looking at one series at a time. If you start looking down the calendar, you can get too caught up in what lies ahead as opposed to focusing on the games that need to be played now. You can bet that the New York Yankees don’t believe they have their division won right now, and the Orioles are just simply trying to beat as many MLB Betting Odds as possible to keep pace. These two will meet up for a 3-game series in Baltimore starting on Friday.
New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Odds
Date/Time: Friday, June 12, 7:05 PM
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Radio: 105.7 The Fan
Opening Line: Yankees -109
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 11, 2015
If there is any good news for the Orioles (28-30) right now, it’s that they are in a division where a sub .500 record at this stage in the season means that you are still in the hunt for a division title. The O’s are currently 4.5 games back of the Yankees, which is by no means an insurmountable number. That said, Baltimore has to find a level of consistency that has been escaping them all season long, as the Yankees and Blue Jays are both in a pretty purple patch of form right now. The Orioles have now won 5 of their last 6 games, and will have a chance to sweep the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. That would set them up nicely for a series with the Yankees, especially with the possibility of closing the gap a little further looming large. Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3, 3.02) will start for the Orioles on Friday. Jimenez has pitched well in his last 2 starts, but a lack of run support led to a pair of no-decisions.
I think we are now at the stage of the season where we can say that the Yankees (33-26) are for real. There are still some serious doubts as to whether or not this team can actually go all the way, and the second half of the season is where we will get to see what they are really all about. This is, for the most part, a veteran staff, and the length of the season could well lead to guys breaking down in the latter weeks of the season. For now, though, the Yankees will continue to enjoy their spot atop the AL East, and will hope to continue playing as well as they have over the past 10 games, where they have gone 8-2. Michael Pineda (7-2, 3.33 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees on Friday.
- Jacoby Ellsbury OF 15-Day DL
- Slade Heathcott OF 15-Day DL
- Andrew Miller P 15-Day DL
- Ivan Nova P 60-Day DL
- Gregorio Petit 2B 15-Day DL
- Chase Whitley P 60-Day DL
- Jason Garcia P 15-Day DL
- Kevin Gausman P 15-Day DL
- Brian Matusz P O (suspension)
- Jonathan Schoop 2B 15-Day DL
- Wesley Wright P 60-Day DL
When Pineda pitches, the Yankees always seem to find a way to give him plenty of run support. Given how well this team is hitting right now, that just spell trouble for the Orioles.