Schule's MLB Beast of the East - *EARLY START*
Detroit vs. Baltimore,
08/02/2015 13:35 EDT,
Score: 6 - 1
Money Line: -173 Baltimore
This is an 8* play on the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles will be gunning for the sweep against Detroit today, and I happen to like their chances against a team that just dumped a fair chunk of it's talent. Whith David Price now in Toronto, the Tigers will hand the ball to newly acquired rookie Daniel Norris.
Norris couldn't crack a spot in the Blue Jays rotation, which was one of the weaker staffs in the American League. The 22 year old isn't likely to go deep into the ball game, and the Tigers bullpen has been a disaster.
Baltimore will hand the ball to Ubaldo Jimenez, who is having himself a solid season. Jimenez (8-6, 3.73 ERA) allowed a pair of runs on four hits over seven innings in a home win over Atlanta his last time out. He's now 6-1 with a 2.13 ERA in eight starts at home.
Gerardo Parra made his Oriole's debut last night, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. He's batting .444 since the All Star break, and is among the major league leaders batting .328 for the season.