Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Danny Duffy
- Danny Duffy and Reynaldo Lopez will face each other on the South Side today
- Duffy has showed some signs of turning the corner as of late, while Lopez has some glaring performance splits.
- I see a few reasons to bet on this afternoon total that looks slightly off.
A nice and (mostly) relaxing win in last night’s Tigers-Astros under 8.5, as Mike Fiers got a little redemption with a quality start after Houston left him off last year’s postseason roster. Although we owe more thanks to Dallas Keuchel for his performance. Now let’s move on to the penultimate day of the “first half.”
Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Record: 62-39-3, +18.95 units
Yesterday’s Result: Tigers-Astros Under 8.5, Fiers vs. Keuchel (WIN)
*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit
Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox | O/U: 9
2:10 p.m. ET
Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy (4-8, 4.89 ERA) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (4-6, 3.77 ERA)
After enduring some real lows in the first half of the season, Duffy owns a 4.89 ERA — his worst mark since his 2011 rookie season
Fortunately for the underrated 29-year-old southpaw, it looks like he’s turning a corner and has a chance to go into the break strong. While he’s been somewhat hit-or-miss recently, he has surrendered one run or fewer in four of his past six outings.