October 3, 2023, 4:32 am
Here’s some Pick ‘Em plays our team is looking at for today’s MLB slate!
Writer’s Record: 110-91-13 (+7.5 Units)
Brandon Pfaadt OVER 4.0 Hits Allowed
The rookie right-hander is in a tough spot in what will be his first postseason appearance. The question is if Torey Luvullo, Diamondbacks manager, will allow Pfaadt to work his way out a jam were that to happen on Tuesday night. Pfaadt has allowed four or more hits in six straight starts and the Brewers finished the last month of the season with the fifth most amount of hits among all clubs.
Kevin Gausman OVER 6.5 Pitcher Strikeouts
The 2023 Minnesota Twins set the record for most strikeouts in a single season with 1,654, which gave them an average over 10 strikeouts per game. They are the only team in MLB history to average double digit strikeouts per game over an entire season. Kevin Gausman finished the year behind only Spencer Strider in total strikeouts. Gausman’s 31.1% strikeout rate was good for ninth best among all starters.
Mark Canha OVER 0.5 Singles
The veteran Mark Canha must feel incredibly fortunate to have escaped the mess that is the New York Mets only to find himself suddenly in the postseason. Canha has played 50 games for the Brewers and he has hit 36 singles in those 50 games. Canha finished the year with singles in each of the Brewers’ last three games and he should be able to take advantage of the rookie Brandon Pfaadt. Canha finished September with a .300 batting average.
Jesus Luzardo OVER 4.0 Hits Allowed
This is a low hit total for Jesus Luzardo, who will be facing off against a division rival in the Phillies. Luzardo has faced the Phillies twice this year and he allowed eight hits in his first start and four hits in his second start. The Phillies went on a storybook run in last year’s postseason and that was sparked at Citizens Bank Park, the site of game one on Tuesday. Luzardo gave up 57 hits in his last 10 starts of the regular season.