It was a big Saturday with The Wolf going 8-2-1. Both features got the cash too – with the Cardnials romping home. Now for Sunday.
Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves
Game two of this interleague matchup will see the return of Jordan Zimmermann (9-6, 4.88 ERA) who has been out since early September. It’s only his third start since the end of June as he’s battled injury in the back half of the season. Some would argue Zimmerman hasn’t really delivered on expectation this season after arriving from Washington on the back of a massive contract. He started the season very strong, winning AL pitcher of the month starting 5-0 and untouchable but has stuttered since. When he is on though, he is super impressive and has outstanding control. Opposing him will be Aaron Blair (1-7, 8.02 ERA) who had a rough start against Miami last weekend, shelled for five runs in just 3.1 innings of work. With Detroit still an outside chance of earning a wild card spot after their game one victory, they will put everything in to the remaining games of this series and should win here.
San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
The battle of the NL West cellar dwellers – by some margin – won’t be getting many excited with no playoff implications. Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98 ERA) gets the ball for San Diego while Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.15 ERA). Richard had spent most of the season in a holding role for the Chicago Cubs before moving to the Padres at the beginning of August to take up a starting role. He has pitched well since starting, totalling eight starts where he is 3-2 with an impressive 1.88 ERA. He saw Arizona just two weeks ago, going 6.1 innings while giving up just two runs on six hits for the win. Meanwhile Bradley had a rough last start, getting chased after just 3.2 innings against the Nationals where allowed four runs and lacked control again. He faced Arizona on September 20 and went five innings while giving up just the two earned runs in a no decision. These two like to play to the under, going 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 8-2 in the snakes last 10 overall while it’s 6-2-1 in the Padres last 9 vs a RH starter. Tipping the under, just barely.
|Chicago at Cincinnati
|Cubs WIN ($1.45)|
|Cleveland at KC
|Under 9 runs ($1.87)|
|Minnesota at CWS
|Over 9 runs ($1.83)|
|Houston at LAA
|Astros WIN ($1.90)|