Joe D'Amico's MLB 100%, 8-0, 100 STAR WINNER
Tampa Bay vs. Cleveland,
10/02/2013 20:07 EDT,
Score: 4 - 0
Money Line: -111 Tampa Bay
Today's winner is Tampa Bay over Cleveland. This is my 100 Star Winner.
Cleveland finished the regular season strong, however they used Ubaldo Jiminez in his regular rotation spot and must go with Danny Salazar today. The RH is 2-3 with a 3.12 record on the season. He is known to be yanked after a pitch-count of 85-ish. This doesn't bode well as he faces a Tampa Bay lineup that works the count as well as any offense in the MLB. Despite having some solid hit producers, the Indians lineup has a problem with fanning as they have seven batters each with 110 or more strike-outs. Remember that Cleveland was 36-52 vs. teams with a winning record, including a 2-4 mark against Tampa Bay this season. The Rays send Alex Cobb to the mound. The RH is 11-3 with a 2.76 ERA on the season, winning each of his L3 starts with an ERA of 1.16. During the regular season, Cobb had a 1-0, 0.00 mark vs. the Tribe. A very healthy TB team can hit while frustrating opposing pitchers by working the count. Evan Longoria finished the regular season 12-for-29, with 3 HRs, and 11 RBIs in the L7 games and overall, James Loney led the majors in road BA at .351. The Rays are 5-2 the L7 vs. the Indians, 8-3 their L11 road games, 36-17 their L53 games following a win, and 23-10 in Cobb's L33 starts. Take Tampa Bay. Thank you.