MONDAY SERVICE PLAYS
Re: MONDAY SERVICE PLAYS
Detroit Tigers -120
Don't look now but the Tigers are actually a game above .500, hell, the Yankees have only 3 more wins than the Tigers and we have to reach the all-star break so that just goes to show that there is so much baseball that is yet to be played, I like Galaraga a good deal and he comes off a rough start in his last go with overa 7 ERA despite the Tigers winning that game 8-7, on the road the kid is 5-1 with a 1.88 ERA but he has faced Minnesotta twice this year and has lost both times, in fact, Galaraga is 7-2 on the year but both losses come to the Twins Perkins easily defeated the Tigers last time out 7-1 by giving up 7 hits in over 7 innings and defeating Verlander. I do think the kid's luck has run out a bit and I think the Tigers get the better end of the Twins despite being a road game as I don't see Galaraga getting beat up by the Twins for the 3rd straight time this year.
I love this Oakland team, they sit at 46 wins, 8 games above .500 and they have hard working blue chip players that just bust their tail as management has taken a page out of the Marlins handbook and reduced costs while producing a quality team with winners. Greg Smith has an odd way of giving 2 straight quality starts and then gets roughed up and that is what happend last time as after he had 1.8 ERA performances against Arizona and San Fran on the road, he got roughed up at home against Philly as he had over a 6 ERA in that start. Garland defeated Smith 5-3 last time around and is 1-1 against Oakland this year, I just don't know if Garland has 3 straight quality starts in him as he has trouble all year putting together 3 straight quality starts in a row.
White Sox RL +135
Despite losing his last 2 starts, Sowers ERA has gotten better in those 2 starts, but man, he is giving up countless hits - just the last 2 starts alone he has given up 19 hits in 13 innings, not to mention Cleveland can't hit worth a lick which doesn't help their cause any either, Floyd had a rough start in his last start as he had a 6.75 ERA against the Dodgers and a 6 ERA against the Indians last time out but did win 6-5 over Westbrook, I think Floyd has a bounce-back here and I think the whitesox get it at done at home, possibly by a run-line here, after all, each time Floyd has had a rough start, he has come back strong, 5.69 ERA start against the Rockies only to come back to have a 1.59 ERA against Pittsburgh in his next start and he had a 6 ERA on the road against Cleveland only to come back home and have a 2.57 ERA against Kansas City.