New York Yankees
Date: Friday, October 12th, 5:00 ET
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
MLB Betting Odds: New York -195
MLB Playoffs On TV: TBS
The 2012 MLB playoffs continue on Friday in New York, where the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles are going to do battle with one another. Don’t miss our MLB playoff picks and our Orioles vs. Yankees Game 5 ALDS predictions for the baseball playoffs!
When you think of the big time pitchers in the big time games, is there a man that you would rather have out there than CC Sabathia? That’s the same argument that we made yesterday with Justin Verlander, and it paid off, as the man of the hour pitched a complete game shutout and never gave up even though the game was 6-0 and no bullpen should have blown that lead in the last two innings. Sabathia will get the ball in the same type of spot here for the Yankees, and he is going to be expected to at least think about going the whole way, especially after the bullpen had to work oh so hard last night in an effort to close out this pesky Baltimore outfit.
Jason Hammel is the man that is going to be dueling on the other side of the mound for the O’s. He wasn’t nearly as special in Game 1 as Sabathia was, and there is no realistic way that we could see him starting and finishing this game barring a total miracle. Manager Buck Showalter knows that it is all hands on deck, and save for last night’s starter, Joe Saunders, everyone has to be considered available to use.
Anything can happen in one game, and we know it. Sabathia is great, and he is the only man that has the ability to win this game and this series all by himself. However, we are going to go with the Orioles. If last year, the O’s put out the effort to come back and win a wild Game 162 against the Boston Red Sox, they can do it here, too. As the old saying goes, when you believe that anything is possible, anything indeed, is possible.
Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees Pick: Baltimore Orioles +185