Power Sports' 10* Interleague TOTAL OF THE MONTH ~ 72-46-1 Run w/ ALL 10*s!
LA Dodgers vs. Baltimore,
09/11/2019 19:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 7
Total: -101/+9½ Under
10* Under Dodgers/Orioles (7:05 ET): Granted, "Under" may not be your first response when seeing the Dodgers getting an additional bat (DH) for a matchup against an Orioles pitching staff that has surrendered a MLB-high 891 runs this season. However, Baltimore will have its most effective starter on the mound tonight (John Means) and we believe he can keep the home team in this one. The Dodgers clinched their 7th straight NL West pennant last night and may not be as prolific at the plate tonight after celebrating that particular achievement. Take the Under.
Both of tonight's starters come in with strong looking resumes. It might just be a spot start for Ross Stripling of the Dodgers tonight, but he excelled in that situation on Sept 1, tossing three shutout innings. The last four times Stripling has started a game for Dodger Blue, he's allowed a combined six runs. The primary reason he's not in the rotation is the embarrassment of riches the Dodgers possess in the pitching department. Stripling's last work saw him deliver two shutout innings vs. Colorado last Wednesday. He should do just fine against a Baltimore lineup that has scored 4 runs or less in 8 of its last 10 ballgames.
Last night saw the Dodgers jump all over O's starter Ty Blach for six runs by the top of the third. Baltimore having Means on the mound tonight should prevent a similar situation from unfolding. Means is coming off three consecutive quality outings (two of them wins!) where he allowed a total of just five runs in 20 2/3 IP. His ERA and WHIP during that time are 2.18 and 0.677 respectively. Means has pitched quite well at Camden Yards this season, posting a 2.95 ERA and 0.996 WHIP here in 14 starts. Of course, there is the issue of run support, but that's why we are on the Under. 10* Under Dodgers/Orioles