Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/5/19
I’ll have some comments on the controversial Kentucky Derby, but they will have to wait until Monday. Time is of the essence this morning, so right to the daily free play.
MARINERS (Swanson) at INDIANS (Anderson))
Take: INDIANS -140
I want to play on Cody Anderson here. This will be Anderson’s first start since 2016 when he got hurt and ended up missing what amounts to two full seasons with Tommy John surgery. He’s made a few relief appearances already, which I think is a plus. But Anderson should be very fired up for this game and that’s an edge. Anderson is not stretched out yet, so I’m figuring only 50-60 pitches. But Cleveland’s pen is usually pretty good, so if I can get 3-4 good innings out of Anderson, I think that’s plenty. The rookie Swanson has not been good for Seattle and the Mariners are in the midst of a major regression. It’s not cheap, but given the conditions, I will be on Cleveland here.