On Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, Game 3 of the series between the Cleveland Guardians and Tampa Bay Rays will take place.
The Cleveland Guardians have won three of their last five games and have a season record of 51-49. This series’ opening game was won by Cleveland on Friday night, 4-1. This season, the pitching staff in Cleveland has a 3.90 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and a.240 opponent batting average. The Guardians’ offence has 439 runs scored while batting.252 and.315 with on-base percentage. For the Guardians this year, Jose Ramirez is batting.289 with 21 home runs and 83 RBI. Bryan Shaw, who has tossed 36.1 innings this season and has a record of 4-2 with a 5.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP, is predicted to start for Cleveland.
The 54-47 Tampa Bay Rays have dropped six of their last eight games and have a losing record this year. On Saturday afternoon, Tampa Bay defeated the opposition 6-4 in Game 2 of this series. With an opponent batting average of.234 and a 3.44 ERA, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff is performing admirably. The Rays offence has produced 417 runs this season while hitting at.240 and.307 on-base percentage. For the Rays this year, Randy Arozarena is hitting.253 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs. Shane McClanahan, who has tossed 117.2 innings this season and has a record of 10-3 with a 1.76 ERA and 0.77 WHIP, is expected to start for Tampa Bay.
Cleveland is 3-7 in their last 10 game three’s of a series and 2-10 in their last 12 games on astroturf. Within Cleveland’s previous 12 games, the over is 8-3-1. Tampa Bay is 2-6 in their last 8 games and 6-2 in their last 8 game three’s of a series. The over is 5-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 6 home games. Cleveland is 1-8 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay has been playing poorly in their last eight games, but was able to come away with a victory on Saturday afternoon. The Rays will look to string a couple of wins together with Shane McClanahan on the mound, who has allowed five runs in his last 26.1 innings pitched. For the Guardians, Bryan Shaw will start the game, but it will be a bullpen game.
Free Pick: Tampa Bay Rays