AAA's VERY EARLY 10* FIRST HALF GAME OF YEAR (3 SWEEPS L4 DAYS!)
Cleveland vs. Tampa Bay,
07/02/2015 12:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 4
Money Line: -123 Cleveland
This is a 10* FIRST HALF GAME OF THE YEAR on the Cleveland Indians.
I think we're getting great value on Corey Kluber and the Tribe in this match-up, in my professional opinion this is indeed the very definition of "great line value." Kluber (3-9, 3.66 ERA) has for the most part struggled this year, but has still looked brilliant at times; that was certainly the case in his last start vs. the Orioles on Friday when he went seven innings, striking out ten in the process but unfortunately taking a no-decision. After winning the Cy Young award last year, amazingly Kluber would finish without a victory in June. I think this is a perfect opponent to get back on track against though, the home side counters with Matt Moore (0-0, 0.00 ERA) who makes his first start in 14 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery: "It almost seems as if the last 14 months were kind of foggy when I was thinking of certain moments," Moore said on Tuesday. "To be back here, finally, knowing I don't have another plane ride and no more rehab starts, it feels good." Obviously Moore will be amped to perform well today, but this is a statement of relief, Moore's just happy to finally be back in the show. And suffice it to say, Kluber is not happy at all where he's at at this point of the season, but with a chance to close the first half with momentum, I think he'll do just that today; lay the short price with confidence on the INDIANS.