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Schule's Free Play For MLB Tue July 9

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Posted Tuesday, July 09, 2013 09:38 AM   0 comments
This is a Free play on the Cleveland Indians.

After losing three of four at home to Detroit, the Indians now sit 3.5 games back of the first place Tigers in the AL Central. They host Toronto tonight in the opener of a three game set at Progressive Field. The Jays have dipped below .500 again after tying a franchise record with 11 straight wins in June.

Toronto will hand the ball to Josh Johnson, who has been a giant disappointment since coming over from Miami. Johnson (1-3, 4.89 ERA) has allowed 11 runs on 15 hits over just 8 1/3 innings in his last two starts. While his numbers on the year are pretty ugly to look at, they are much worse on the road, where he's 0-2 with a 9.26 ERA in three starts.

Ubaldo Jimenez will get the nod for the home team, and he's having himself a solid season. Jimenez (6-4, 4.67 ERA) took a no decision in his first start of the season in Toronto. He allowed a single run on three hits over six innings in that game. He's been very sharp in recent weeks posting a record of 2-0 with a 3.81 ERA in his last five starts.

Jose Bautista is just 1-for-16 lifetime versus Jimenez, while Edwin Encarnacion is just 2-for-11.

The Indians are in a good spot to get back on track at home tonight against a struggling pitcher, and the price is more than reasonable.

Take Cleveland.


Jesse Schule
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