It most definitely looked like I was going to pick up my sixth winning day in a row yesterday. There was only 1 run after six innings, so it was difficult to fathom an offensive outpouring that happened late in the DBacks vs. Mets contest. Then the rain came, and then the runs started to pour in as well after the delay. If it didn’t rain I do not think the Mets would have run the score up like that. Patrick Corbin was pitching well enough to be able to close that inning out without spotting 7 runs. Everybody is going to hit bad breaks, though. The important thing is to have a short memory and continue to maintain solid bankroll management.
Free MLB Pick:
Detroit Tigers -128 at Toronto Blue Jays +108 (Total: 8.5)
Max Scherzer (12-0, 3.10 ERA) vs. Josh Johnson (1-2, 5.21 ERA)
Max Scherzer may not be getting the recognition he deserves, but I have been glaring about him for over a month now. It’s not only the fact that he has a perfect 12-0 record, but the way he has done it is phenomenal. He is doing it the hard way, mowing batters down repeatedly striking out the opposing team. Scherzer is the first Tigers’ pitcher to go 11-0 since, and the first pitcher in MLB to start 12-0 since Roger Clemens did it in 1986. His WHIP of 0.80 and 131 strikeouts is just mind boggling. But wait, it gets better on the road, where Scherzer has an ERA of 2.08 and 0.69 WHIP.
He will look to hit the 13-0 mark against a Toronto Blue Jays team that is on the verge of staking their claim as becoming the team everyone thought they’d be back in April. Last night was a disappointing loss for Toronto, as they jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, but ultimately fell 7-6 due to a rocky start from Chein-Mien Wang.
The Blue Jays will try to bounce back with Josh Johnson, a pitcher in which I think the Jays were hoping to get more out of. Johnson has been battling an injury all season long, and hasn’t been able to get into a groove yet. He has the talent, so it wouldn’t be a shock if he starts to put things together, but as it is now, things could be better. Johnson sports an ERA of 5.21, 4.86 in his last three. Johnson has faced the Tigers in the past, only pitching 1.1 innings where he gave up 6 runs.
I think Fister giving up those runs early actually may come back to work as a positive. The comeback victory may act as a boost to an already potent Tigers team. The Jays bullpen should feel quite tired after having to clean Wang’s mess up. Johnson doesn’t look right after coming back from his injury. Give me the hottest pitcher in baseball, going for an unprecedented 13th victory in early July. Scherzer is also undefeated in his career against the Blue Jays with a 3-0 record.
Free Pick: Detroit Tigers -128