TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION SEPTEMBER 1ST
#965 NY YANKEES RUN-LINE with Cole (-1′ -159) over LA Angels with Naughton at 7:07 PM EST
Completely embarrassed off four consecutive losses including two straight to the feeble Halos, the Bronx Bombers will explode on Wednesday night. The Pinstripes are still in control in their fight for the AL Wild Card, and they’ll look to close out their nine-game road trip with a victory.
Sizzling right-hander Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the visitors. In his last three August starts against the A’s, Twins, and Angels, No. 45 was untouchable allowing only one earned run and 13 hits in 17.2 innings of work. Cole whiffed 24 and walked four on his way to a spotless 3-0 mark and an elite 0.51 ERA. Pitching under the lights has been Gerrit’s bread-and-butter too. With the moon shining, Cole has surrendered only 19 earned runs and 65 hits in 97.2 frames. After the math, that equates to a sweet 11-2 record with a powerful 1.75 ERA.
Young southpaw Packy Naughton will grab the pearl for the Angels and make his first career start. In a pair of relief performances against the Padres and Dodgers, No. 58 was tapped for only one earned run and five hits in 5.1 innings. Naughton struck out two and walked three on his way to an 0-0 mark and a 1.69 ERA. With one season in AAA ball, Packy was punched for 30 earned runs and 69 hits in 56.2 frames. That equates to a 2-2 tally with a 4.76 ERA.
There are a number of reliable trends that support this investment. New York has quietly won seven of its last eight in the third game of a series, eight of its last 10 when matched up against a left-handed starter, and 22 of its last 29 when priced as a favorite. On the other side of the ballpark, Los Angeles has slipped in eight of its last 11 at home fighting a right-handed starter.
With their ace on the bump and in great form, the Yankees will have no trouble pounding the overachieving Halos in this matchup. Take New York on the run-line with Cole. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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