Red-hot Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees face the Detroit Tigers in the third baseball betting battle of a four-game set on Wednesday. Hughes is 4-0 on the season with a 1.69 ERA. The Yankees are favored at Detroit on Wednesday since the pitching matchup definitely favors New York.
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Hughes was excellent last time out against Boston as he gave up just two runs and seven hits in seven innings. He walked just one and struck out seven in that outing. He is 2-2 with a 5.30 ERA in five career appearances vs. Detroit in his career. Last MLB betting season he threw six scoreless innings at Detroit; as the Yankees won 11-0.
The Tigers are sending Jeremy Bonderman on Wednesday. He has not pitched well this season and his numbers are actually worse than they appear. In his last start he gave up six runs and seven hits in just under three innings of work against Cleveland but the game was called due to rain and all of the stats were wiped out. Bonderman is 1-1 on the season with a 5.74 ERA.
The Yankees have been playing without center fielder Curtis Granderson but Brett Gardner has stepped right into his spot and had a direct effect on the baseball odds. Gardner had his 11-game hitting streak stopped on Monday. He was hitting almost .400 during that streak and he is second in the league in stolen bases. “I felt all along that Gardy was an everyday player,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “He’s hit left-handers all the way throughout, and he’s comfortable in there. … I love what he brings to the table.” New York has the big names like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira but it is players like Gardner and Nick Swisher who have been carrying the offense. Swisher was tied for the Major League lead in home runs this month.
Here are the betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 40-12 in their last 52 Wednesday games. The Yankees are 5-0 in Hughes’ last 5 Wednesday starts.
The Tigers are 46-22 in their last 68 home games. The Tigers are 4-1 in Bonderman’s last 5 starts. The Tigers are 1-7 in Bonderman’s last 8 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Tigers are 2-5 in Bonderman’s last 7 starts vs. the Yankees.