Zach Plesac and the Indians are mediocre. But mediocre may be good enough to beat the Yankees right now. At this huge plus price, I'll toss a peanut on Cleveland.
The Yankees are finding creative ways to lose, something they've done in 13 of their last 19 games. They failed to score during their last eight innings against the Orioles - yes the Orioles - and ended up losing, 3-2, in 10 innings on Thursday.
Now the Yankees turn to Corey Kluber to stop the pain. Make no mistake, though, this is not the Kluber of Cy Young vintage of 2014 and 2017. He has a 4.02 ERA and is working his way back into shape after being out three months with a strained right shoulder. This will be his fourth start since going on the Injured List. He has an 8.49 ERA during his first three starts since returning.
Plesac is 6-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break. He's been one of the luckier pitchers in the league with a 10-5 record as the Indians usually hit well for him. Plesac held the Brewers to two earned runs in six innings during his last start this past Saturday.