New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals. 5/26/19. MLB Over Under, Picks and Prediction.

New York Yankees versus Kansas City Royals (May 26)

The New York Yankees take their first place record in the AL East to Kansas City for a weekend series with the AL Central last place Royals.

\Domingo German is the scheduled starter for the Yankees and Jorge Lopez will get the ball for the Royals.

Having pounded 80 home runs this season, the Yankees are averaging 5.3 runs per game. 

Gary Sanchez heads a power trio with 15 home runs and 31 RBI.

Luke Voit leads the team in RBI with 35 to go along with 12 home runs.

Gleyber Torres also has 12 home runs and 26 RBI. Clint Frazier adds additional pop at the plate with nine home runs and 24 RBI.

The Royals have been solid offensively, although not spectacular. 

Hunter Dozier leads the team with a .302 average and has 10 home runs and 29 RBI.

Jorge Soler tops the Royals in home runs with 11, while always reliable Alex Gordon leads in RBI with 34.

As a team, the Royals are averaging 4.5 runs per game.

On the mound, Domingo German has been stellar, going 9-1 with a 2.60 ERA.

He’s struck out 57 in 55 1/3 innings, allowing only 38 hits.

Jonathan Holder has struggled at bit out of the pen, allowing 13 earned runs in 24 innings.

However, the combination of Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman have a slim 1.90 ERA with 113 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings.

As  team, the Yankees have allowed 4.1 runs per game.

Jorge Lopez, like many on the Royals staff, has struggled.

He’s 0-6 with a 6.04 ERA, allowing 12 home runs in 50 2/3 innings. 

  A few of the members of the Royals bull pen have done a good job. Ian Kennedy has two saves and an ERA of 3.20.

Jake Diekman hasn’t allowed a home run in 20 innings and has a 3.15 ERA.

Scott Barlow has struck out 38 in 24 innings with an ERA of 3.38.

As a unit, the Royals have allowed 5.2 runs per game.

This has all the makings of a blowout in favor of the Yankees.

They have the edge in hitting and an even bigger edge on the mound in this one.

The potent home run attack of the Yankees should feast off Lopez. Look for the Yankees to pour it on.

The Royals could approach their average scoring output.

Look for a 7-4 or 8-4 win for the Yankees, securing the “over”.

UPDATE

On the mound, Domingo German has been stellar, going 9-1 with a 2.60 ERA.

He’s struck out 57 in 55 1/3 innings, allowing only 38 hits. Jonathan Holder has struggled at bit out of the pen, allowing 13 earned runs in 24 innings.

However, the combination of Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman have a slim 1.90 ERA with 113 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings. As  team, the Yankees have allowed 4.1 runs per game.

Danny Duffy is 3-1 in five starts with a 3.45 ERA.  He’s allowed just two home runs in 28 2/3 innings, while striking out 23.

A few of the members of the Royals bull pen have done a good job. Ian Kennedy has two saves and an ERA of 3.20.

Jake Diekman hasn’t allowed a home run in 20 innings and has a 3.15 ERA. Scott Barlow has struck out 38 in 24 innings with an ERA of 3.38.

As a unit, the Royals have allowed 5.2 runs per game.

The Yankees have the edge in hitting and on the mound. The potent home run attack of the Yankees could be offset by Duffy’s ability to keep the ball in the park. 

The Royals could approach their average scoring output.

The Yankees are red hot and should find a way to score enough to defeat a poor Kansas City team.

Look for the Yankees to score 5 or 6 and defeat the Royals by two runs. Therefore, this should be a slight above average scoring game, securing the “over”.

PICK- OVER 9.5

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