Yankees To Go With Gray And Sabathia In ALDS Games 1 & 2

Kristopher Nichols
October 6, 2017

Prior to the trade, Gray threw six shutout innings against the Indians at Progressive Field on July 14.

Sonny Gray will make his postseason debut for the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the Indians.

Luis Severino destroyed the Yankees' biggest strength - bullpen depth - in the wild-card game.

This season, both the favored New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks won their respective Wild Card games at home. Oh, by the way, let's not forget about that 22-game winning streak the Tribe rolled off in the second half which propelled them to the best finish in baseball this season.

Minnesota, coming off a 100-loss season in 2016, will send Ervin Santana (16-8, 3.28 ERA) to the mound.

However, Kluber will not start game one for the Indians.

Of course, we can do virtually the same thing by betting both teams' at 8-1 and having basically 4.5-1 on our investment for the surviving team (note: you can also do better by shopping around for better odds on each team). But the Cleveland Indians, believe it or not, are the popular pick to go all the way this season, thanks to their historically good pitching staff.

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Cleveland skyrocketed up the World Series betting board with its remarkable 33-4 SU run to end the regular season. "You know I'm a Yankees fan and will stick with them". He went 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 outings for NY.

Gray went 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA in three starts against the Indians this season. It was the first time that neither starters for each team recorded a strike out in the Wild Card game. #MLB.com indicates that the Yankees bullpen ranked first in the Majors in WAR (9.2, per Fangraphs), strikeouts per nine innings (10.9), strikeout percentage (29.1) and opponents' average (.201). They are really well balanced.

Washington have never advanced beyond a division series but the return of right fielder Bryce Harper from a knee injury along with improved play from the bullpen make them a legitimate threat.

Gray's last start against Cleveland came on August 3, a 5-1 loss in which he pitched six innings, giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits, with six strikeouts and three walks in his Yankees debut.

Paced by Cody Allen, Andrew Miller anad Bryan Shaw, Cleveland's bullpen led Major League Baseball with a 2.89 ERA and had the least amount of walks.

The Cubs won't go down easily because they'll be looking to repeat, which is why they acquired Jose Quintana (11-11, 4.15 ERA) to propel their chances. The two wild card spots belong to the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins.

However, if Sabathia gets shelled and the Yankees lose, well, they were going up against Kluber and probably would've lost even if CC gave up just a few runs.

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