MONDAY AFTERNOON R.L. ANNIHILATOR! (46-12 L58!)
Chi Cubs vs. Cincinnati,
04/02/2018 16:10 EDT,
Score: 0 - 1
Point Spread: +1½/-130 Cincinnati
I'm playing CINCINNATI on the run-line (8* ANNIHILATOR, +1.5 runs) I expect the Reds to win this one 'outright.' However, at this reasonable price, I believe the run-line offers us even better value, increasing our chances of success. Mahle had an outstanding spring and won a spot in the starting rotation. For most of his pro career, Mahle has leaned on his four-seam fastball. Before heading into the offseason, manager Bryan Price challenged the 23-year-old to develop (work on) some new pitches, a slider and changeup. Mahle listened and did exactly that. He was quoted as saying: "My changeup has really been a big factor in all of my starts. I've been able to take over a game with my changeup and I've never been able to do that before." In four starts vs. the Reds, Chatwood is 0-3 with an ugly 5.09 ERA and 1.981 WHIP. Expect the Reds to get to him again, as they bounce back with AT LEAST a 'run-line cover.'