New York Yankees Vs. Baltimore Orioles (7/22/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

Through their first 92 games this season, New York is 64-28, first place in the American League East, -10000 to win the division; they’ve won the AL East once since 2013. The Yankees are +400 a to win their first World Series since 2009; New York has won a major league record 27 World Series titles. 

The Orioles are 46-46 through their first 92 games of 2022: fifth in the American League East.  Baltimore is +1500 to make the postseason this year, +100000 to win the AL East.  The Orioles are +30000 to win the World Series; the franchise’s last title was 1983. 

New York Yankees Vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds

Through their first 63 contests of the season, the Yankees are 43-20 against right-handed pitching.  New York is 27-16 on the road through their first 43 games away from the Bronx.  Against American League East foes, the Yankees are 30-15, helping them to a 13-game lead in the division.

In their last 10 games, Baltimore is 8-2, pushing them to .500 at the All-Star break.  The Orioles are 27-32 against right-handed starters in 2022.  In their first 37 games American League East opponents, Baltimore is 16-21.  Playing at Camden Yards this season the Orioles are 25-17 through their first 42 games.

New York Yankees Starting Lineup

J. Taillon R
10-2 3.86 ERA

1B D.J. LeMahieu R
CF A. Judge R
DH A. Rizzo L
RF G. Stanton R
3B J. Donaldson R
2B G. Torres R
LF A. Hicks S
SS I. Kiner-Falefa R
C J. Trevino R

New York Yankees Vs. Tyler Wells (R)

This season Aaron Judge leads the majors in home runs (33) and has already topped 200 total bases (209).   Additionally, he’s slugging .618 with an OPS of .983 and has driven in 70 runs.  The 30-year-old leads the club with a .282 batting average and has a WAR of 4.4 this season.  An All-Star starter this season, Judge is +130 to win the 2022 American League MVP: only behind the Angels Shohei Ohtani.

2022 All-Star Game MVP, Giancarlo Stanton is second on the club in home runs (24) and runs batted in (61) with 144 total bases.  In his fifth season as a Yankee, he has a .516 slugging percentage and an OPS of .835 in 2022.   

Anthony Rizzo has slammed 22 home runs this season (third on the Yankees) while knocking in 57 runs with 151 total bases this year.  The first baseman has a .498 slugging percentage with an OPS of .842 in 2022.  Gleyber Torres has hit 14 home runs and driven in 41 runs this season for New York.  The second baseman is hitting .268 with 139 total bases and a .484 slugging percentage.  Matt Carpenter has been terrific for the Yankees signing with the club in May.  The 12-year veteran is hitting .354 while belting 13 home runs in only 79 at-bats.  The 36-year-old has knocked in 34 runs with a .911 slugging percentage and an OPS of 1.380 in 2022.

Jose Trevino, who made his first All-Star appearance this week in Los Angeles is hitting .251 on the season.  The catcher has seven home runs, 27 runs batted in with a .415 slugging percentage and an OPS of .714 this season.

Tyler Wells has started 18 games this season, going 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA.  He’s struck out 59 batters and allowed 32 earned runs in 85 1/3 innings with a 1.078 WHIP in 2022.

Baltimore Orioles Starting Lineup

T. Wells R
7-5 3.37 ERA

CF C. Mullins L
DH T. Mancini R
RF A. Hays R
1B R. Mountcastle R
LF A. Santander S
C A. Rutschman S
3B R. Urias R
2B R. Odor L
SS J. Mateo R

Baltimore Orioles Vs. Jameson Taillon (R)

Ryan Mountcastle is tied for the team lead in runs batted in this season with 46.  The first baseman is batting .270 with 21 doubles, 14 home runs (second on the Orioles) and 147 total bases.  Mountcastle in his third year in the big leagues is slugging .473 with an OPS of .780 in 2022.  Former Yankee Rougned Odor has 13 doubles, three triples and 10 home runs this season for Baltimore.  The second baseman has driven in 35 runs while accumulating 101 total bases in 81 games this year for the Orioles.

Anthony Santander leads Baltimore in home runs this season with 15 and tied for the team lead in runs batted in with 46.  The right fielder has 132 total bases with a .420 slugging percentage and an OPS of .748 in 2022.  Austin Hays is third on the club in home runs with 12 and is tied for the team lead in runs drive in (46) with Mountcastle and Santander.  Additionally, he’s second on Baltimore in doubles with 22, leads the club in total bases with 148 and has an OPS of .779 this campaign.  Cedric Mullins has stolen 19 bases with 139 total bases on the season.  The outfielder has hit a team leading 23 doubles while hitting seven home runs and driving in 36 runs for the surprising Orioles.

Designated hitter Trey Mancini leads the club with a .277 batting average this season.  The 30-year-old has hit 16 doubles, a triple and belted nine home runs in 2022.  Additionally, Mancini has 134 total bases an OPS of .769 with a .417 slugging percentage for Baltimore on the year.

Jameson Taillon is 10-2 in 18 starts with an ERA of 3.86 this season.  In 100 1/3 innings, he has struck out 82 batters, allowed 43 runs with a 1.126 WHIP in 2022.  The sixth-year veteran has won 47 games in his career with an ERA of 3.82, 641 strikeouts in 710 2/3 innings pitched.

New York Yankees Vs. Baltimore Orioles Picks & Prediction

Offensively, the Yankees are scoring 5.39 runs per nine innings, first overall in MLB.  They have a team batting average of .246, 12th in the league, and their OPS is .776, first in baseball.  New York’s pitching staff is allowing 3.23 runs per nine innings, first in MLB with opponents’ batting .214 with an OPS of .626 against the club, second in the big leagues in both categories.

Baltimore is averaging 4.29 runs per nine innings, 19th in Major League Baseball. They have a team batting average of .233, 25th in the league, and their OPS is .688, 22nd in all of MLB.  The Orioles’ pitching staff has allowed 4.35 runs per nine innings, 15th in the league with opponents’ batting .254 against the team, 25th in MLB. 

I’ll take the Bronx Bombers in this American League East matchup, as the Yankees live up to their nickname and launch at least two long balls in beating the Orioles.  New York with the highest scoring offense in the majors covers the 1.5 run spread as the clubs score over nine runs combined in the game.

Scott has been a sports fan since he received a New York Mets jacket as a toddler. He’s been playing fantasy baseball and football for over 20 years, dating back to Frank Thomas being one of his first fantasy baseball picks. As a professional, he has covered the NFL, MLB, NCAAF, and NCAAB and is looked to as the go-to guy for fantasy sports amongst family, friends, and co-workers.

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