LATE-BREAKING COACH’S CORNER > > 130-96 ALL MLB YTD!
St. Louis vs. LA Dodgers,
08/05/2019 22:10 EDT,
Score: 0 - 8
Money Line: -159 LA Dodgers
The set-up: Michael Wacha comes in off a decent start, but previous to that he’d been demoted to the bullpen because of inefficiency. The Dodgers’ counter with rookie Tony Gonsolin.
The pitchers: Wacha (6-4, 5.15 ERA) gave up one run over four innings vs. Houston on July 27th in a relief appearance and the performance earned him another shot in the rotation (note that Wacha is a terrible 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA in four career starts vs. the Dodgers.)
Gonsolin (0-1, 5.63) got a four inning save at Coors in his second appearance most recently, before then getting sent back to the minors. Gonsolin has gotten the call today because of an injury to Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well, but St. Louis is just 3-7 this year as a road dog in the +125 to +175 range, while LA is 22-8 as a -125 to -175 range at home. I’m banking on the rookie getting the better of his struggling veteran counterpart.
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