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American pitcher in major league

Postby officialsbaseball » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 am

Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesClayton Kershaw may be the best pitcher of his generation ttp:// , but the Los Angeles Dodgers are underdogs for Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series even though the three-time Cy Young winner will be on the mound.Per OddsShark, Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox are listed as -150 favorites (bet $150 to win $100) for Tuesday's game at Fenway Park, while the Dodgers are +135 (bet $100 to win $135).B/R Betting br_bettingWorld Series Game 1 odds are out 馃Dodgers (Kershaw): +135Red Sox (Sale): -150 1LuFuFnaAaThe starting pitchers will be under the spotlight in Game 1 considering Kershaw is still trying to shake the narrative he struggles in the postseason and Sale dealt with health concerns during the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros.Kershaw is a seven-time All-Star and five-time ERA title winner who 2014 National League MVP as a starting pitcher, but his career postseason ERA is a pedestrian 4.09 compared to his sparkling 2.39 mark in the regular season.The southpaw has done what he can to shed the playoff concerns with a 2.37 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in four appearances in this year's playoffs, but his resume is still missing a World Series title. He can set the tone for the Dodgers right out of the gate with an impressive performance and help them negate the Red Sox's home field advantage.Boston will counter with Sale, who was hospitalized during the ALCS and couldn't start Game 5. He toldJason Mastrodonatoof theBoston Heraldit was a belly button pierceing that caused him problems, saying "I had irritation from a belly button ring. Constantly taking it in and out caused irritation. Doctors and nurses at MGH were awesome. Things happen. You handle them. And keep moving forward."Despite the setback Daniel Descalso Jersey , Bovada (h/t OddsShark) listed Sale as the favorite to win the MVP after finishing the regular season with a 2.11 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. He narrowly edged teammates Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, as well as Kershaw:OddsShark OddsSharkOdds to win World Series MVP (BovadaOfficial):Sale +550Betts +600Kershaw/Martinez +700Machado +800Kimbrel/Turner +1200Jansen +1400Bellinger/Puig +1500Benintendi +1700Kinsler +1800Bogaerts +2000Taylor/Freese/Pearce +2200Kemp/Muncy +2500Bradley Jr. +3000Las Vegas believes the combination of Sale, home-field advantage, and an offense that led all of baseball in runs (876), hits (1,509), doubles (355) , batting average (.268), on-base percentage (.339) and slugging percentage (.453) will be enough to top Kershaw and the Dodgers in Game 1. Texas Rangers star Bartolo Colon added another impressive accomplishment to his resume Tuesday, becoming the winningest Latin American pitcher in major league history.The Dominican Republic native earned his 246th career win against the Seattle Mariners, putting him one ahead of Dennis Martinez.MLB Network provided a breakdown of the top pitchers born in Latin America:MLB Network MLBNetworkCongratulations to Bartolo Colon on his milestone win! #MLBTonight U8xL6uJ2ZQColon is in his 21st season, having earned four All-Star selections and the 2005 American League Cy Young Award while spending time with 11 organizations.The 45-year-old has been up and down with the Rangers in 2018; he improved to just 6-10 with his latest outing and has a 5.18 ERA after allowing four earned runs in seven innings Tuesday.Still, the record was important enough for him to remain in the majors after finishing last year with 240 career wins."He just wants to win six more games, and then he will retire David Peralta Jersey ," former Minnesota Twins teammate Ervin Santana said of Colon in January, per Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press.The veteran tied Martinez on June 30 but was saddled with a loss in each of his next five starts.He got back in the win column Tuesday, though, and finally landed in the record books.
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