Player Strikeout Prop
Kyle Harrison over 5½ K?s -115

Posted at 10:45 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

Pinnacle o3½ -117  BET365 -3½ -115 

Kyle Harrison over 5½ K’s -115

9:45 PM EST. One of the best pitching prospects in baseball makes his home debut here after being called up on August 22nd and starting at Philadelphia, where he struck out five batters. Kyle Harrisson (LHP - SF) was on a strict pitch count in his MLB debut and will be on another one here but today's count will be between 75 and 80 pitches, which could be 4 full innings or more. 

Kyle Harrison has always been known as a high-strikeout pitcher no matter who he faces or where. The Giants held him back one day to get their prized rookie an extra day off between starts and also have the lefty avoid the powerful Braves lineup.

“I think it’s a combination of the two,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “It’s always nice to give a pitcher an extra day of rest; we want him to be as physically strong and athletic as he can possibly be, so that’s number one. And number two, I don’t think this is any secret, but the Braves are especially dangerous for left-handed pitching, all those tough right-handed hitters in the lineup. Not that we’re going to have to match up perfectly every time but whenever we can, it’s not a bad idea.”

Harrison is from Danville and he said after his first big-league start Tuesday at Philadelphia that he is expecting a large number of friends and family. “I think it’s a huge deal,” Kapler said. “I know he’s going to have a lot of family here, and looking at his first outing, it’s definitely one to build on. We saw the fastball and the explosive fastball and the swing-and-miss capability that pitch has, how unusual it is and how good of a base it is to work from. A really good start is just being able to throw a good fastball by good hitters.

Kapler said the plan is to get him up to 80 pitches today. The skipper also knows that his friends and family will be in attendance, thus the propensity would be to leave him in for an extra batter or two. Furthermore, he struck out 5 Phillies in three innings and now he’ll face a Reds’ team that strikes out a ton against lefties. We’re asking Harrison to record one more K this time than he did last time in 3 frames in which his swing and miss rate was an off-the-charts 20.2%.   

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Our Pick

Kyle Harrison over 5½ K?s -115 (Risking 2.30 units - To Win: 2.00)

Cincinnati -1½ +114 over Miami
Washington +130 over Milwaukee