Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ALCS Game Three

80-50-2 +36,860

Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
Here we are at Comerica Park or maybe at Nemo's Bar parking lot. No matter, grab yourself a cold one and order some food from the bar, get your seating area ready, we're getting ready to rock this game.

Boston and Detroit all knotted up 1-1. Today two veteran pitchers take the mound. The home team will send Justin "Mr. October" Verlander. He has been incredible in his starts, four no run games in a row striking out 10 plus hitters per game, the go to pitcher for Jim Leyland. Visiting Red Sox will go with John Lackey. The big Texan is pitching his best game since 2007. John last pitched Oct.5th against Tampa getting the win 7-4, however all 4 runs were his and only lasted 1 batter into the 5th. That was the second consecutive non quality start for Lackey.  It seems Detroit holds the card today with Verlander going and Lackey taking the third spot after extended rest. But I am going against Verlander and the Tigers. Verlander despite off the chart performance has only one win while pitching 4 no run games. The Bull Pen has been Tigers Achilles heel and Justin Verlander peaked with 8 inning performance. The Red Sox are 20-7 after opponent scores 5 runs or more, 5-2 away against team with .600 or better home win percentage, 9-1 as playoff Under dog of +110 to +150. Detroit Verlander 2-10 in last 12 starts, 2-6 as post season favorites and 1-6 in Verlander starts after scoring 5 runs or more.

*over night reduced line from 5Dimes
BOSTON RED SOX +147 for 1 unit(W)
1-0 Red Sox

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