On ESPN’s “Get Up,” host Mike Greenberg asked former Yankee Mark Teixeira to give his prediction for the team’s upcoming series against the Cleveland Indians.
Yankees fans, fair warning… you may not like his answer.
The former Yankee predicted that the Cleveland Indians will win this first-round matchup. Although he spent eight seasons (and the majority of his big league career) in pinstripes, the now-turned baseball analyst did not let his personal bias get in the way of his prediction.
Teixeira cited two reasons as to why he is picking Cleveland: the Indians’ right-handed pitching strength combined with the Yankees’ offensive inconsistency.
Here’s the full quote from Teixeira’s appearance on “Get Up”:
“My Yankee friends are not going to like this, but I’m going to go with the Cleveland Indians. The reason is, the Indians’ right-handed pitching. It starts with Shane Bieber, who is the best pitcher on the planet right now. In games two and three it will be Carlos Carrasco and Zach Plesac. The Yankees have been so inconsistent this year. They might score 10 runs in one game then get shut out in the next two. When you face these Indians right-handed starters and finish off with Brad Hand in the ninth inning, this Indians pitching staff could dominate the Yankees pitching. Beyond Gerrit Cole, the Yankees starters are very suspect, so I like the Indians in this series.”
You can access the video clip of the interview segment by clicking here.
Yankees fans may not agree with Teixeira’s take, but it will simply be up to the club to prove him wrong in this series!