August 27, 2016
There is one pick tonight.
Take the UNDER 8 total runs in Boston Red Sox vs. KC Royals for 3% of the bankroll.
(Price and Duffy must start for wager to have action)
Game 2 tonight between the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox has the makings of a pitcher's duel as Danny Duffy squares off against David Price. With both pitchers currently tossing at an extremely high level, we expect the runs to come at a premium for this contest.
Duffy has been nothing short of spectacular since returning to the Royals rotation this season. He has rattled off 10 straight wins and will look for number 11 tonight against a team that he has yet to defeat in his career. Duffy has always had strong mechanics in his delivery, but he has matured immensely on the mound and that has begun to show this season. He has had numerous spectacular outings this year and has even held multiple teams hitless heading into the later innings. Over his last 24 innings, Duffy has surrendered just 3 total runs! Having never defeated Boston in his career and with his team firmly battling for a potential playoff spot, we expect Duffy to be extremely focused and motivated on the mound. He has risen up and performed for his team all season long and expect him to do the same in this contest.
Meanwhile, it has taken a good portion of the season for things to finally work themselves out but it appears that David Price is finally starting to pitch like the players that the Red Sox ultimately went out and traded for. Price is a big game pitcher who was brought in to lead this team’s rotation into the playoffs and we have started to see the reasons why Boston was so aggressively pursuing him. In his last 14 innings on the mound, he has only surrendered just 6 total hits resulting in a single earned run! When Price is ‘on’ he is arguably one of the best pitchers in the league and extremely accurate and that could spell disaster for an already inconsistent Kansas City offense. Price should have little issue limiting the damage done by the KC bats.
There is no question that homeruns can be a game changer in a baseball game, not only for a particular team but also for the total and especially when those homeruns occur with runners on base. That being said, both Price and Duffy aren't known for making many mistakes with their pitch selections and have both been good at keeping the ball inside the park, forcing opposing team to really work for any runs scored. If both pitchers can continue to perform as they have been, both offenses will struggle at the plate in this contest which will result in a low scoring game, with the first team to hit 3 likely being dubbed the winner.
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