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Posted at 11:15 AM EST.
8:10 PM EST. Of the roughly 150 starters in MLB that will take the hill over the next five days, Matt Garza might be the 150th starter on that list worth getting behind in an evenly priced game against Luke Weaver and the Cardinals. The opposing Cardinals have a .288 BA and .858 OPS in August (first overall in MLB over the past 20 games) while averaging 5.8 runs per game. Garza’s two starts against the Cards this season have resulted in two disasters. Over his last eight starts, Garza is 3-3 but should be 0-8 with a 5.18 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 7.21 xERA and zero redeeming skills.
Luke Weaver is so underpriced today so get in early on this one before the line increases. Weaver has only made three starts on the season, but he has been impressive in that small sample size. His last start was a dominant one in which he struck out 10 and back on August 2 he threw a beauty against the Brewers. In 23 innings, he is holding left-handed batters to a .121 BA and .407 OPS. He also has 26 K’s in those 23 innings. This is a quality prospect coming off two great minor league seasons. A buying opportunity awaits.
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