The bankroll continues to dwindle. Our stud starters let us down and the bullpens couldn’t save us in Pittsburgh a couple of nights back. Onto the next one.
It’s been a tough year for Sonny Gray thus far, but he threw very well his last time out after returning from injury. He tossed five pretty clean innings against the Houston Astros, allowing just five hits and a single run on a solo shot. The struggles have been pretty puzzling for Gray in 2016, which leads me to believe it might have been a health problem. If the time off gave Gray enough time to recuperate, he could actually pose some value for the next few times out. I think this spot against Cincinnati qualifies. The
Reds are pretty darn dreadful, regardless of where they’re playing. Gray will be pitching to save face this year and potentially to line himself up for a buyer at the deadline looking for some starting pitching ahead of a playoff run. I can’t help but think Sonny would look GREAT in a Red Sox uniform.
Anthony DeSciafani returns from an oblique injury to make his first start (and appearance) of 2016. The guy is a pretty pedestrian starter (234 hits in 218 career innings) and might have a tough time matching up against both Gray and a sneaky Athletics lineup. I’ll take the road team as a small favorite for half a unit.
Free Pick: Athletics -120
YTD: 12-10-1 +1.62
2015: 31-25-5 +1.09
2014: 45-28-3 +9.02