At The Races with Steve Byk
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Far from it, but it's done honestly and. This premier turf race, The Woodbine Mile, shifted off of dirt in We have a large field of 10 horses for. Suffolk Downs has a race program today, with the first race going at Twitter offthechartshr, Facebook offthechartshorseracing, available on iTunes, and favorite podcatcher. Newcomb is a tough guy to peg right now.
He threw six terrific innings last time out against the Giants, but allowed 21 runs over his previous five outings. The Astros are a hefty favorite here, which is really no surprise, as they are the best team in baseball bar none now that they are healthy.
At least in my estimation. Greinke has a 3. I think this is a tough matchup for Houston. However, this is a guy that has held righties to a career. Verlander has a 2. He has had some issues in the second half with a. He allowed 16 HR in the first The Astros draw a tough customer and Verlander is one of the best in baseball. Williams allowed four runs on six hits over five innings last time out.
The problem here is that Jhoulys Chacin is also viewed as one by the market. Chacin has also done well with contact management. The Pirates are also not a home run hitting team.
Kyle Gibson and Jake Junis are the scheduled starters at Kauffman Stadium for the finale of this series. The right-hander has worked All in all, Gibson has been a bright spot in a lost year for the Twins, including a double up on his fWAR from 1. Gibson has had a few issues in the second half. After striking out in Across the board, his numbers are elevated in the second half, including a point bump in his wOBA against.
Jake Junis is going in the other direction. Junis has a 2. He has a 4. Junis had a run like this last season that was obscured by his full-season numbers. He had a 5. Give me the Royals today. All reasonable numbers, all high-variance types of games in my estimation. The Dodgers are in a weird spot. However, this is the end of a three-city, three-time-zone road trip. They just scored 17 runs and have scored 37 runs over the last four games. The great equalizer here is Adam Wainwright, who is basically terrible at this stage of his career.
The problem here for the Dodgers is that they are not off tomorrow. They host Colorado in a huge game with first place potentially on the line. The under never had a chance in Atlanta, as Max Scherzer had a rare bad outing in a defeat.
The first five under and the full-game under hit in St. Louis as Walker Buehler dazzled in a win. It was a profitable day for us and those are always good. Rich Hill and the Dodgers will look to assure themselves of a series victory over the Cardinals by topping John Gant on Saturday afternoon.
The chase for the second Wild Card has suddenly gotten a bit tighter. So much so that the Cardinals are now below 50 percent probability to make the playoffs. The Dodgers are a half-game back in the West and now tied in the second Wild Card, which means Colorado is right there as well. Hill has a 3.
Hill has taken a regular turn in the rotation since June 19 and has a 3. Hill has struggled in his last three starts, though. Gant has a 3. The right-hander has made 16 starts and seven relief appearances. Focusing specifically on the starts, Gant has held the opposition to a. This is a day game after a night game for a Dodgers team that has had a pretty long and arduous road trip. This is the third and final city on a road trip that started eight days ago. Plus, they have all night to go out and party with a hangover lineup tomorrow and the early start time today.
Lopez is an extreme fly ball pitcher in a place where that is not optimal. Lopez has a 4. He actually has 46 K in his last Away from Guaranteed Rate Field, Lopez has allowed a. The Orioles are not walking at all right now, which may end up helping Lopez. Ramirez enters with a 5.
As a starter, Ramirez has allowed a. Once again, I have to look to the White Sox. Lopez has been dynamite over his last four starts and has added some more strikeouts to the mix. A lot of ish or higher numbers are on the card for the late games. Here are some quick notes on all of them:.