Headlines can be deceiving. “Knicks settle for Randle, Gibson, Payton, Bullock.” Sure, a winner never tanks, a tanker never wins. But if you think the Tankerbockers will get back to doing what they do best, think again. Additions of Lenny Randle, Kirk Gibson, Gary Payton and Jim J. Bullock will have Spike Lee doing handstands.
Put me in, coach, I’m ready to play: major league debut for the White Sox top pitching prospect Dylan Cease. Well-planned opener has him making his first start against the toothless Tigers. However, he drags along a pedestrian 4.48 ERA over 15 Triple-A starts. Detroit’s Daniel Norris throws for the terrible Tigers on regular rest. Left his last start after 77 pitches due to cramping in his groin. Norris shut out the Chisox for five innings earlier in the season. Betting experience over youth. 10 units on the Tigers.
Rafael Devers went 4-for-5, hit two home runs and had six RBIs as the Red Sox topped the Jays 10-6. Boston got four in the opening frame. David Price gave them a quality start, tossing six strong for the W. Victory lifts us to +140 petrocellis.