October 1, 2023, 2:05 pm
Here’s some Pick ‘Em plays our team is looking at for today’s MLB slate!
Writer’s Record: 109-88-13 (+8.5 Units)
Lucas Giolito OVER 6.0 Pitcher Strikeouts
Lucas Giolito has had a season to forget, moving multiple times and carrying an ERA just under five. With that said, he gets an easy matchup to finish the year against the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers rank in the bottom-10 in striking out over the season and Giolito has shown some signs of life lately. Giolito’s K/9, despite his struggles, ranks 11th among qualified starters at 10.04.
Michael King OVER 6.0 Pitcher Strikeouts
In the month of September, since entering the Yankees starting rotation, Michael King has averaged just under eight strikeouts a game. King should have hit this number in his last start, but walked far too many batters. In that game, King gave away five free passes but gave up only one hit.
Bailey Ober UNDER 4.5 Hits Allowed
With the Twins already having wrapped up their AL Central crown, we have seen them pull starters early this week. The Twins pulled Sonny Gray early and let Maeda come in relief behind him to pitch only three innings on Thursday and went with the veteran, Emilio Pagan, to start Saturday’s game. Rocco Baldelli will not want to overwork Bailey Ober who is sure to factor into the Twins’ postseason pitching staff.
George Kirby UNDER 17.5 Pitching Outs
George Kirby made headlines a few weeks ago when he publicly criticized his manager’s decision to leave him out there despite only having thrown 90 pitches. The Mariners blew their postseason hopes on Saturday so they really don’t have anything to play for. Scott Servais will most likely go to his bullpen early and let them get a run out in the season finale. The Rangers got to Luis Castillo in Saturday’s game and will be ready to go for their first postseason appearance since 2016.