AAA's SITUATIONAL PITCHING MISMATCH!
Kansas City vs. Detroit,
08/05/2015 19:08 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -165 Kansas City
This is an 8* SITUATIONAL PITCHING MISMATCH on the Kansas City Royals.
The massive talent discrepancy on the mound in this matchup absolutely justifies in laying the price in our opinion. The visitors hand the ball to Johnny Cueto (7-6, 2.70 ERA) who went six innings and gave up three runs off seven hits in a no-decision vs. the hard-hitting Blue Jays on Friday. No need to panic if you're a Cueto fan though, he'd finish 3-1 with a tiny 2.03 ERA in six July starts. The home side counters with confirmed "gas can" Buck Farmer (0-2, 8.50 ERA) who gave up four runs off six hits over 4 1/3's innings in a setback to the Orioles on Friday; note that Farmer has now given up 15 earned runs over his three starts. With a chance to distance themselves further in the AL Central, we fully expect Cueto to make the most of this matchup in his second start for his new team, lay the price with confidence on the ROYALS.
NOTICE: There has been an early morning starting pitching change for the Tigers, Farmer is out and Matt Boyd is in; THIS PLAY IS STILL VALID. Boyd came over in the David Price trade last week with the Jays and is a confirmed "gas can," losing both starts he made with Toronto while posting a deplorable 14.85 ERA in the process. PLAY STILL VALID.