TAKING HOT vs COLD

Boston Red Sox hurler David Price is in struggling form, going 0-5 with an 8.98 ERA in his last five overall team-starts. He’s also dropped 6 of his last 9 team-starts against the Angels. On the flip side Halos hurler Andrew Heaney is in sparkling form going 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his last five team-starts, while posting 39 Ks and 6 BBs in this games. You know the deal.

He Was Only Human After All

When word came out that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of a drug and alcohol overdose it was not alarming. Skaggs missed the entire 2015 season recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left elbow. He also spent more than three months on the disabled list in 2017 with a right oblique muscle strain. He was sidelined multiple times last season with a left adductor strain. And this year he spent time on the 10-day injured list in April after rolling his ankle, and he missed a start in spring training with forearm soreness while experimenting with a new pitch. It is not uncommon today for athletes to become addicted to opioids while living in pain and rehab. It’s a shame that Big Pharma continues to make billions while the dependence only worsens. They need to be held accountable in a major way.

2-Minute MLB Handicap

MLB – Washington: Strasburg 13-0 $ vs. Marlins, and 14-1 $ in September … Houston: Verlander 12-0 $ in September … Tampa Bay: Morton 6-1 $ in September … Texas: Minor 2-11 in September … Kansas City: Duffy 3-13 $ in September.

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