The Cleveland Indians Are Relishing Their Role As Home Spoiler

Aug 5 07:19 2008 Kevin Luckerson Print This Article

The Cleveland Indians have been a great value as a moneyline underdog bet in the last few weeks.

The Cleveland Indians have underachieved this season after last year's run at the World Series.  The Cleveland Indians run was ended by the Boston Red Sox who went on to win the Championship. The Cleveland Indians 2008 season has been defined by inconsistency at the plate and indifference on the pitcher's mound. However,Guest Posting as of late...the Indians have been getting great pitching from their bullpen; and, the Cleveland Indians have been scoring runs in bunches.

Today, the Indians get a chance to knock off the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at their home stadium, Tropicana Field. The Indians will be sending their ace, Cliff Lee, to the mound to face Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher Matt Garza. All-Star Indians pitcher Cliff Lee (14-2 W-L, 2.58 ERA) has been simply outstanding this year. The problem with the Indians has been their bullpen which seems to alway falter in the late innigs.

The Cleveland Indians are 4-0 against the Devil Rays this season; while Devil Rays pitcher Matt Garza is 0-2 against the Indians with a 5.85 ERA in those losses.

The Indians have not given up on the season just yet...so they may come in easy today as a fabuolous road dog. 

Take Cliff Lee (+115) vs Matt Garza

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Kevin Luckerson
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Kevin Luckerson is a sports writer for www.pointshavers.com

 

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