An AL Central matchup between Chicago Detroit represent one of the last chances the Tigers have to push the Indians in the division this season. Good Morning and welcome back to HRWager. We have a Detroit team on an 8-2 run in their last ten to claw their way to within four games of the division lead. Winners of six in a row, they host a White Sox team whose locker room is in disarray. Will this be an ideal spot to rail the Tigers once again even at a chalk ML price near -160?
Chicago Detroit : Shields is Rolling
White Sox at 51-54 with them being such a road underdog even with the way Shields is dealing says something about the prognosis of this team. Look at their starters stats in his last three.
- 0.92 WHIP
- 7 Walks
- 1.25 ERA in over 21 IP
Even the walks are not hurting him as he is digging his way out of jams and not allowing many hits. However, the chemistry on this team is dead. Mixed messages about the team wanting to win and then the importance of promotions fueled Chris Sale over the edge. Team mates noticed and are mixed about this. So look for a lack luster effort once Shields leaves the game.
Total and Tigers Starter
Ten is the total for the game even with Shields in it. Sanchez for the Tigers has been awful as of late. AN over 1.80 WHIP with a 6.75 ERA in the last three sees him getting clubbed like a baby seal out there. SO with an overall record 3-10 with over 7 ERA, he should not be starting but injuries to the starting staff have got him in here. White Sox’s bats will be glad to see him.
What a muddled mess we have here. Look for Shields to hold the ship early with the White Sox jumping on Shields. Detroit is on a roll so they could very well claw one out on the end. Too good of a price on a pitcher that is throwing very well here. First five innings White Sox +135 is the plum of the day. Good fortune and we will see you next time here at the HRW.