New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, October 13th, 8:07 ET
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
MLB Betting Odds: New York -125
MLB Playoffs On TV: TBS
The ALCS continues with Game 1 on Saturday, and that means that we are going to be making our baseball picks and playoff predictions for the game between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers might have been the team that had the day off on Friday, but in the end, there was just no rest for the wary, as they had to travel to New York right away on very short notice to prepare for the first two games of the ALCS.
Whereas we were all hoping to get the chance to see Justin Verlander pitch against CC Sabathia to start this series off, the two are going to have to wait until Game 4 to see each other, and that will be the only time that they do. Instead, it’s up to Andy Pettitte and Doug Fister to start this series off, and presumably, they will both pitch in Game 5, assuming that there is a Game 5. Both men pitched well in their first starts of the playoffs, but the difference is that Fister’s seven innings were good enough for a ‘W’. Pettitte’s seven innings dealt him a defeat.
The truth of the matter is that we think Manager Joe Girardi made the right call by sticking Alex Rodriguez on the bench, and the Yankees might be a better team for it. They might not win this series, but Pettitte on the mound in the Bronx in his career has been en fuego. Even though we know that he is ancient by baseball standards, he also has the ability to do a heck of a lot of damage over the course of seven innings or so, and the moment is never too big for him. Fister and the Tigers will drop this first game.
Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees Game 1 Pick: New York Yankees -125