Well, that was quite the Saturday afternoon adventure if you were on yesterday’s Tigers-White Sox Under 8 bet. The game was on pace the whole way, eventually entering the final frame with a score of 5-1. In the top of the ninth, we had to survive Juan Minaya coming in and proceeding to walk four — yes, FOUR — straight guys (on 23 pitches!) before being pulled. Thankfully, Gregory Infante came in and retired the next three batters to get out of the jam.
Now the score is 6-1 going into the bottom of the ninth, and just when we think we’re out of the woods with two outs and nobody on, Yoan Moncada gets walked on a full count. Then Avisail Garcia hits a pretty routine ground ball to third that is thrown away for an error, placing the two runs that would push and/or defeat the under in scoring position. It only got more nerve-racking when the Tigers decided to summon Buck Farmer — he of a career 7.03 ERA and 1.64 WHIP — for this predicament, but luckily, he was able to get Jose Abreu to fly out to end the game, cashing tickets for under bettors. The world of baseball over/unders, man.
Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Betting Record: 7-1-1, +5.8 units
Yesterday’s Result: Fulmer vs. Giolito Under 8 (WIN)
*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit
Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates | O/U: 7.5
1:35 p.m. ET
Probable Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Jameson Taillon