Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Brew crew take out the Blue crew last night in a tight one.
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians
KC and the Tribe are going for the rubber match. The Royals will send Bruce Chen and Cleveland will go with Jeanmar Gomez. The Indians are fighting at top of AL Central with the White Sox and this is where the schedule advantage falls on Cleveland or at least that's how it looks, but it didn't work out yesterday. Chicago South siders took out Shields and Tampa while Cleveland failed to keep pace losing to KC. Surely Cleveland will secure the series? after all the Indians have been strong against division foes and Jeanmar Gomez, despite his unassuming 3.94 ERA & 3-3 record, the Indians are 5-3 making Gomez the top money pitcher. Chen on the other side 4.81 ERA 3-5 and opposite to Gomez is the biggest money losing pitcher with KC going 3-7 even worse on the road at 1-4.
Still something about the Indians at Progressive field facing KC Royals brings back to memory the momentum shift for the Royals. You know when they finally halted their long skid losing all them games at home, 12 to be exact 10 of them at home, when they finally won it happened at Cleveland and KC won that series taking game 2 & 3. It was around that time in late April entering May when KC started to win games. Matter of fact Chen's 3 wins all happened in May. Unlikely as it maybe KC are poised to steal this series again. Cleveland showing slight weakness toward left hand pitching as Chen will likely improve from his last outing. Gomez also in a spot to improve, but his base on ball number has been on the rise in May.
KC ROYALS +115 for 1 unit(W)