Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 7/27/16
Due to time constraints this evening, I’m going the ultra-brief route with the blog this time. Just a quick recap of Tuesday’s plays and my Wednesday comp selection.
I split on Tuesday, losing a Red Sox/Blue Jays parlay, but winning in a breeze with Tyler Skaggs and the Angels, The Halos were also the daily free play. Wish they were all that easy! Here’s my Wednesday comp, and note this is a day game at Fenway Park.
TIGERS (Fulmer) at RED SOX (Rodriguez)
Take: TIGERS +105
There’s a pretty definite starting pitcher edge for the Tigers with star rookie Michael Fulmer going against Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.
Fulmer should be the favorite here based on my work. He’ll still occasionally make a mistake that costs him, but his stuff is good enough so that even when he misses the target, he’s often able to get by regardless.
Rodriguez is showing signs of life after struggling badly returning from his leg injury. I don’t think he was at full strength, as he seemed to be having problems finishing his pitches. The Red Sox need innings from ERod with the status of the bullpen right now, and he has only gone seven innings once. Even that start was a bit misleading as it was one of those games where almost everything that got hit was right at someone.
Day/night splits for the two hurlers are small sample as neither has been around long. But Fulmer is 4-0, 1.85 under the sun while Rodriguez logs in at 3-5, 7.06. The Tigers have won the first two games in this series and while getting a sweep against Boston is obviously no cinch, especially at Fenway, I think the price is right to take the Tigers in this one.