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2019 ALDS Game 5
(2-2) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros (2-2)
Date: Thursday October 10, 2019
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Glasnow (TB), Cole (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +250 | Astros -290
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays +120 | Astros -140
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7 (Over -120)
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Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays got Justin Verlander early and cashed out as big underdogs for us on on Tuesday, 4–1, to force a winner-take-all Game 5 back in Houston.
The pitching was terrific and went just about exactly as we expected it to with Diego Castillo giving way to Ryan Yarbrough in the second.
Yarbs went two full and Nick Anderson finished the fourth. In the first surprise of the day, Anderson not only finished the fourth, but the fifth and the sixth, too. It was the longest outing of his young career and the first time he got more than four outs pitching for the Rays.
Colin Poche has appeared in every game of the series and got five big outs while giving up Houston’s only run: a solo homer off the bat of Robinson Chirinos.
Emilio Pagan and Blake Snell split the final four outs to make it quick and easy at the end.
Tyler Glasnow will start Game 5 on full rest but then who does Tampa Bay have available in relief? The Astros will go with Gerrit Cole.
I fully expect Tampa Bay to utilize both its left-handed weapons in relief of Glasnow: Poche and the rookie Brendan McKay.
Poche has, as I said, pitched in every game of the series, though his Game 4 role was more substantial than any of the other three. A day of rest on Wednesday will do his rubber arm well.
McKay piggybacked Glasnow in Game 2 and got the only man he faced out in Game 3. Cash will find a way to use McKay in this one but he’s clearly also not the manager’s top choice.
Oliver Drake and Chaz Roe both appeared in Games 1 and 3 and and the most well-rested options ahead of Game 5. Does Cash go to them over Anderson, Castillo, or Yarbrough? That I’m not sure about.
Of course, Pagan and Snell should both be available and if Cash threw Snell on two days of rest in a relief role, he could do the same with Charlie Morton, who threw more pitches than Snell did in his Game 3 start but has been just so good. It could be hard to resist calling on him for an inning.
No matter who Cash decides to use he’ll have a quick hook, as will AJ Hinch.
Cole gave Hinch no reason to remove him until there were two outs in the eighth inning and his pitch count neared 120.
Houston needs another six or seven innings from Cole in Game 5 but if Hinch has to go to the ‘pen early, it will probably be Wade Miley, who relieved Zack Greinke in Game 3 and is fairly well-rested ahead of this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-3 in TB last 10 overall.
- TB are 23-10 in their last 33 overall.
- Under is 6-2-2 in Glasnows last 10 starts overall.
- HOU are 39-12 in their last 51 home games.
- HOU are 2-6 in their last 8 playoff games.
- HOU are 48-17 in their last 65 games on grass.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Back in Houston, this thing swings back. Cole will be comfortable at home against the young fella who was supposed to be his sidekick in Pittsburgh. The Rays won’t get him like they got Verlander.
If the Astros get a lead early, I could see them stretching it out. Tampa Bay has to be hoping to keep things nervy as long as possible. I’m betting on Houston drawing first blood and then going on to win by three, four, five, six.
The -1.5 runline listed just isn’t enough to make me want to play it. I would, however, lay 2.5 and up for a plus-money payout on the ‘Stros.
4* Free 2019 ALDS Betting Pick: Houston on the adjusted line (-2.5, -3.5, -4.5)
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