The Houston Astros were able to get their feet beneath them yesterday afternoon against the Athletics in Oakland. Zack Greinke brought his elite arm and put on a clinic against the A’s to prevent a sweep. Greinke showed why the Astros traded for him, as he placed on a flawless operation in seven innings of work.
He allowed just 1-run to give his team a 4-1 win over Oakland. It was their sole win in the three-game series over the weekend. Believe it or not, the Astros were about a five-game losing streak going into Sunday. They had losses against the White Sox heading into the weekend, so it has not been smooth sailing to the Astros recently.
This doesn’t affect the Astros at all when it has to do with the AL West. That’s under management, since they have a 7.5-game lead at the branch. The A’s could have gotten inside 6.5 games with a win on Sunday, however they camera short on that regard. In any case, it was a fantastic weekend to Oakland in their quest for a wildcard. They’re 1.5 games back of the Rays, therefore readily within striking distance.
The Astros can find those losses back fast in Detroit this weekend. They are at Comerica Park to get a four-game show from the 37-84 Tigers. The Tigers and the Orioles are the only teams in the majors without 40 wins, Detroit with 37 and Baltimore at 39.
If the Astros attention and play their game, this should not be a tough series for them. Former Blue Jay, Edwin Jackson, that had been a wreck in Toronto, would be making his third start using the Tigers at 2019. Edwin has been a Tiger back in 2009 when the group was a contender, but things are much different because he has been here. Wade Miley will counter tops for the Astros within this spot. Head below for our complimentary Astros vs. Tigers pick.
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The Blue Jays had sufficient of Edwin Jackson and introduced him after submitting a 11.12 ERA in eight appearances, five of which have been starts. They had been desperate for arms within their starting rotation and Jackson was a inexpensive option to throw in there. Despite the fact that losses and wins do not mean much for the Jays this year, they could not continue to watch him put up that type of effort on the mound. With the Jays attempting to find some of those younger guys involved with the minors too, it made sense to launch him.
He had been introduced, and even to his pride, yet another team came searching for his or her services. And so far, it’s been a wonderful start for Jackson’s second stint with the Tigers. He’s got a 2.38 ERA in 11.1 innings of work in Detroit. Yet, his overall ERA this season stands in a dreadful 8.62 with a 1.84 WHIP and .401 OBA.
I would be surprised if he could keep this going against the Astros tonight. The’Stros did not have a great showing at the plate against the A’s last weekend and they are likely going to need to have some frustration out to the Tigers. The teams which Edwin held down were all both the Royals and Mariners, therefore he instantly puts a more substantial challenge on Monday night.
Wade Miley has been a huge purchase for the Astros. They lost Charlie Morton and plan B has worked out extremely well. Miley goes to Comerica Park with a 3.11 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He often gets lost in the combination inside this rotation, failing to find much recognition on a team loaded with talented hurlers.
This Tigers’ roster has actually been in a position to strike himthough. They’re hitting .302 using a .359 OBP and 22 runs scored in 106 at-bats. Miley has not been as sharp on the road also. He owns a 3.97 ERA and also 1.32 WHIP in the street as opposed to a 2.02 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. Having said all that, I think the Astros win this match. The costs on the’Stros are becoming absurd, however, even over the runline. The OVER in a much better cost appears like select in Detroit on Monday.