By Charles Jay
In Vietbet MLB Betting news, baseball fans in the Big Apple are understandably very demanding. After all, they are probably paying more for obstructed view tickets in the bleachers than fans in Kansas City are paying for box seats. We’re only half-kidding. But the point is, there is going to be dissatisfaction with the New York Yankees not being contenders, regardless of the reason it has come about.
In this case, MLB bettors know that there are plenty of excuses, if they are looking for them. they have lost three-fifths of their starting rotation, with Ivan Nova out for the year, Michael Pineda shelved for the near future and CC Sabathia out “indefinitely.” Hideki Kuroda remains, but he’s aging. That is why the Yankees have proven to be so wise (or lucky maybe?) to land Masahiro Tanaka, who fashioned a 24-0 record last season in Japan and has simply come in and taken the American League by storm.
A team that was sorely in need of an ace has found one. Tanaka is currently 9-1 with a 2.02 ERA. This is how dominant he has been – he leads the AL in earned run average and also WHIP ratio (0.96), and if he can beat the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night (10:10 PM ET start), he can tie Mark Buehrle for the major league lead in wins. He is probably going to be the rookie of the year, but can any other pitcher make a better case for the Cy Young, or even the MVP award, given the fact that he has been so instrumental in keeping the Yankees alive?
In the MLB betting odds that have been posted at VietBet on this game, the Yankees are big road favorites, thanks to Tanaka:
- New York Yankees (Tanaka – R) -173
- Seattle Mariners (Young – R) +163
- Over 6.5 Runs -130
- Under 6.5 Runs +110
To think that the Yankees won the bidding process to get Tanaka with hopes that he could be the fourth or fifth starter, and that people were not all that impressed with the first couple of throwing sessions he went through in spring training, seem ridiculous now. Of course, we haven’t seen him go through the league a couple of times. But he has been not just sensational but also consistent, as he has not yet given up more than three runs in any start.
We should add, for the edification of MLB bettors, that Tanaka would have liked to have been able to make his start against Hisashi Iwakuma, who had been his teammate in Japan, and even arrived in Seattle early to make preparations. But the Yankees got rained out in Kansas City on Monday, and manager Joe Girardi, for the good of the club, made the decision to move back everybody in the rotation one day and not skip over Vidal Nuno, who was solid on Tuesday as the Yankees won the first game of this series by a 3-2 score. This now extends the Yankees’ inability to score more than four runs in a game to eleven contests.
Perhaps VietBet customers may think that makes things easier for Chris Young, the big (6’10”) right-hander who has seen much better days with the San Diego Padres but is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA at Safeco Field. The Yanks will once again look for some offense from Jacoby Ellsbury, who now has a 14-game hitting streak, during which time he is hitting .375. Robinson Cano, last year’s offensive star in the Bronx who since jumped to Seattle via free agency, has hit in eight straight games.
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