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Big day for us on Tuesday as we are releasing 3 Best Bets
MLB Game of the Week. Now on a 21-9 run on GOW selections. Not
only can you cash in on our FOURTH STRAIGHT GOW WINNER, but you can
grab all three plays at a discounted price.
Here is one of our MLB plays for Tuesday.
926 Kansas City at St. Louis
James Shields and Jaime Garcia are on the lineup card as the
starting pitchers for Tuesday's I-70 rivalry matchup between the
Royals and Cardinals. Something happened to Shields from April to
May. In April, Shields held opposing batters to a slash line
against of .195/.255/.318. In May, however, hitters teed off to the
tune of a .307/.345/.478 slash and a .361 wOBA. Shields struck out
41 in 40 April innings but just 28 in 40.1 May innings.
As a result, Shields enters this start very frustrated with his
performance. In his last two starts, Shields has allowed five home
runs to the Angels and Blue Jays and gave up 10 runs on 17 hits.
Trade rumors may be affecting Shields as it seems like a foregone
conclusion that it would be in the Royals' best interest to grab
something for him after losing Wil Myers to acquire him.
The more likely reason is that Shields is overthrowing right now.
He has pitched at the highest average fastball velocity of the
season in each of his last three starts and that has led to 13 runs
on 26 hits. Another contributing factor is that the Royals are
slightly above average defensively after being among the league
leaders over the last few seasons.
Jaime Garcia should give a poor Royals offense a hard time on
Tuesday night. The Royals entered play on Monday with the
29th-ranked wOBA at .292. They're among the league's worst against
lefties with a .646 OPS. When Garcia is healthy, he's been a very
effective pitcher with a career ERA of 3.47 and a FIP of 3.40. So
far this season, he has 19 strikeouts and zero walks in 19.2
Given Shields's recent struggles and his offense going up against a
tough left-hander, the Cardinals look like a solid play for Tuesday
PLAY: ST. LOUIS
Pick Made: Jun 3 2014 6:12AM PST