TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
#947 TORONTO with Gausman (Even) over Minnesota with Lopez at 4:38 PM EST
Dating back to October 5th, 2004, the Twins have dropped 18 consecutive playoff games. Until that streak is broken, fading Minnesota in the postseason will continue especially at this affordable price.
Veteran right-hander Kevin Gausman will hit the hump for the road team. Lined up against the Yankees (twice) and Rangers in his last three trips to the bump, No. 34 was touched for only four earned runs and 12 hits in 17.2 innings. Kevin fanned 20 and issued 11 free passes on his way to a 1-1 record with a 2.04 ERA. Overall, with 15 road starts completed this year, Gausman was nicked for only 31 earned runs and 79 hits in 85.1 frames. That’s good enough for a 7-5 mark with a 3.27 ERA.
Young righty Pablo Lopez will pick up the pearl for the home squad. Matched up against the A’s, Angels, and White Sox in his last three starts, No. 49 was ripped for 11 earned runs and 18 hits in 15.1 innings of work. Pablo whiffed 21 and walked two on his way to a 1-1 tally with an elevated 6.46 ERA. With 11 day starts to his name, Lopez was slammed for 31 earned runs and 60 hits in 65.2 frames. That equates to a 3-4 record with a 4.25 ERA.
There are a handful of elite trends that support this investment. Toronto has tasted victory in 22 of its last 32 against AL Central foes, 38 of its last 65 with the lights turned off, and 46 of its last 81 on foreign soil. On the other side of the yard, Minnesota has dropped 27 of its last 33 in the postseason and 48 of its last 78 when rolling on Tuesday.
If the Twins were in the AL East, they would be the fourth placed based on their current 87-75 record. The AL Central is the weakest division in all of baseball and that definitely plays a part in this investment. Take Toronto with Gausman. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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