August 15, 2019
By StatementGames Team
MLB Network CLE Vs NYY Thursday Night Baseball – The Breakdown
Cleveland Indians (72-49)
Last 10: 6-4
New York Yankees (81–41)
Adam Plutko (4-3, 4.68 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) Vs Chad Green (SV 2, 4.69 ERA, 1.40 WHIP)
MLB Network CLE Vs NYY Thursday Night Baseball – Hot Take
The Indians are 2-1 against the Yankees this year. The Yankees lead, 1,104-871, overall. The two teams are in the thick of the American League playoff race and kick off a series tonight at Yankee Stadium. The Cleveland Indians dropped the rubber game of their 3 games series Vs the Red Sox, falling 5-1 on Wednesday. The New York Yankees assaulted the Baltimore Orioles, sweeping a four-game series and are 8-2 in last 10 with a commanding 10 game lead in the AL East.
Adam Plutko takes the ball for his 13th appearance and 12th start of the season for the Indians in this matchup. He is 4-3 with a 4.68 ERA, a 1.194 WHIP, 10 walks and 39 K’s over 65.1 innings of work on the year. Plutko took the loss in his last start, which came Saturday on the road against the Twins. He threw six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits with a walk and three strikeouts in a 4-1 Cleveland defeat. Plutko is 1-1 with a 4.32 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, four walks and eight strikeouts over 16.2 innings of work in his last three starts.
He beat the Yankees in his lone career start against them, which came at home on June 8. In that outing, he threw six innings, allowing two runs on three hits with no walks and four strikeouts in an 8-4 Indians win. In his 32ndcareer major league appearance and his 24th start, Plutko pitches at Yankee Stadium for the first time.
Chad Green is in line to get the call to start here as the Yankees deploy the opener strategy here after a doubleheader earlier this week: this would be his 42nd appearance and 12th start of the year. He comes in 2-3 with a 4.69 ERA, a 1.396 WHIP, 12 walks and 61 strikeouts over 48 innings of work this season. Green didn’t factor in the decision in his last outing, which came in a start Monday at home against the Orioles. He allowed no runs on no hits with no walks and one strikeout in 1.1 innings of an 11-8 Yankees win.
In his last three starts, Green has no record, a 0.00 ERA, a 0.60 WHIP, two walks and four strikeouts over 3.1 innings of work. He is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, four walks and 27 strikeouts over 15 innings in six career appearances, two starts, against the Indians. Green overall is 7-2 with two saves, a 2.69 ERA, a 1.068 WHIP, 30 walks and 134 strikeouts over 117 innings in 78 career outings, 11 starts, at Yankee Stadium.
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