TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
#958 CLEVELAND with Civale (-1.5 @-110 odds) over Kansas City with Singer at 6:10 PM EST
Off back-to-back losses to the Royals by margins of 3-0 and 8-6, the Indians will be hungry for a blowout on Thursday night in “The Cle”. The Tribe is now a game behind the White Sox for the top spot in the AL Central and they need this victory in order to keep pace in the division.
On the bump for Cleveland will be right-hander Aaron Civale. With eight starts in the bank this season, No. 43 has allowed only 21 earned runs and 50 hits in 52.0 frames. Civale owns a solid strikeout-to-walk ratio of 49-9 and carries a 3-4 tally with a respectable 3.63 ERA. Aaron’s efforts under the lights have been even better. At night, Civale has been touched for only 11 earned runs and 30 hits in 34.0 innings. After the math, that equates to a 2-2 record with a powerful 2.91 ERA.
Rookie right-hander Brady Singer will counter for the visiting Royals. In his last three outings against the White Sox (twice) and Twins, No. 51 was hammered for 12 earned runs and 21 hits in 16.2 innings of work. Singer fanned 12, walked three and served up three dongs on his way to an 0-2 mark with an elevated 7.36 ERA. Comparatively speaking, night starts haven’t worked well for Brady at all. With the lights flipped on, Singer has been smashed for 17 earned runs and 29 hits in 24.7 frames. After the math, that adds up to a nasty 0-3 mark with a feeble 6.20 ERA.
A bunch of elite team trends support this investment. Cleveland has won 40 of its last 53 when facing a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage less than .400, 66 of its last 96 when favored and 54 of its last 80 against division foes. On the other side of the chalk, Kansas City has dropped 106 of its last 158 on foreign soil, 48 of its last 68 after allowing two runs or less in its previous game and 48 of its last 67 coming off a win.
The Pale Hose, Twinkies and Tribe are all in the hunt for the AL Central title. Winning home games is essential for all three of those teams in order to accomplish that mission. The Indians do their part tonight. Take Cleveland with Civale on the run line. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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