Third and final under goes down in Chicago. We backed Miguel Gonzalez successfully all year when he was in Baltimore, but have gotten away from the man this year with his new team, the White Sox. Gonzalez hasn’t been nearly consistent as he was with the O’s last year, but he has put together more good starts than bad lately and should feel good about shutting down the familiar Yankees’ lineup on Wednesday.
He got hit hard against the Jays two starts ago, but Gonzalez threw well at Houston and at Boston the starts after and before, respectively. As far as I’m concerned there really aren’t two tougher offenses to shut down in their home ballpark at this point in the season. Gonzalez has the stuff and he should have the confidence to match it going into this start with New York. He should throw well.
Then there’s Michael Pineda who appears to have written the ship after a really rough start to his 2016 season. He’s allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last six starts. Four of those were quality starts and he was lifted in the sixth inning in the other two. Even more encouraging, he’s struck out 37 batters in his last four starts and seems to have the bit back on his slider.
The number in this one looks to reflect the season numbers for both Gonzalez and Pineda. I believe that both of them are throwing better than that at this moment and that we’ve got quite a bit of value here. We’ll add this one to the card for the third and final under play on Wednesday. How about a sweep?
Free Pick: Under 9.0 -120
YTD: 15-15-1 +0.50
2015: 31-25-5 +1.09
2014: 45-28-3 +9.02