TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, JULY 28TH
#912 NY YANKEES RUN-LINE with Taillon (-1′ -115) over Kansas City with Singer at 7:05 PM EST
In a bad mood off a pair of blemishes to the Mets and with losses in six of their last 10 games, the Bronx Bombers will bounce back with a blowout victory when the Royals come to town. Kansas City has dropped 40 of its last 62 against winning teams and they’ll have trouble keeping pace in this slugfest.
Surging right-hander Jameson Taillon will hit the hump for the home team. With 19 starts completed this year, No. 50 has been tapped for only 45 earned runs and 105 hits in 103.0 innings. Taillon whiffed 84 and walked 15 on his way to a solid 10-2 mark with an elite 3.93 ERA. Home starts have been kind to Jameson too. In the Big Apple, Taillon has allowed only 22 earned runs and 59 hits in 56.2 frames. After the math, that adds up to a 6-1 record with a powerful 3.49 ERA.
Young righty Brady Singer will counter for the visiting team. So far this season, No. 51 has appeared in 15 games (12 starts) and been tripped for 33 earned runs and 74 hits in 77.2 innings. Singer struck out 81 and issued 20 free passes on his way to a 4-3 tally with a 3.82 ERA. The Bronx Bombers have given Brady fits in the last two meetings as well. Against the Pinstripes, Singer has been slapped for seven earned runs and 15 hits in 7.1 frames. That’s bad enough for an 0-1 mark with an elevated 8.59 ERA.
Several lucrative team trends support this money-maker. New York has won 48 of its last 64 against teams from the AL Central, 76 of its last 104 at home when facing a foe that owns a team won/loss percentage less than .500, 38 of its last 53 in the first game of a series, and 28 of its last 41 when coming off a loss. On the other side of the yard, Kansas City has fallen in 82 of its last 120 versus teams from the AL East and 57 of its last 76 as a guest in this series.
After dropping a pair in the Subway Series, the Yankees will respond with a beating of their own here. Take New York with Taillon. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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