I’m not a fan of his matchup with the Indians, but Ian Kennedy is dealing right now. Over his last four starts, he’s compiled a 2.70 ERA and has struck out 32 batters over those 23.1 IP. He’s the owner of the second-best K/9 on the slate over the last 30 days and he’s stranding a ridiculous 97.1% of baserunners. He’s in for a tall task against the Indians, but he should benefit from facing Cleveland at home. Kennedy’s home ERA of 2.11 is significantly better than his numbers on the road (4.86).
It’s worth pointing out that Felix Hernandez will be making his first start since May 27th tonight against the White Sox. Felix hasn’t been lights out like we’ve seen in previous years, but he was turning the corner right before he got hurt. He was knocked around in his last start, but in the three prior to that, he had posted a 2.21 ERA and was striking out nearly a batter an inning. He’s allowed one or fewer earned runs in half of his starting this season and doesn’t appear to have any restrictions tonight. I see him as a GPP option against the White Sox who currently have the 8th worst K% over the last 30 days and Hernandez will benefit from his home park tonight, where he’s posted a 2.83 ERA this season.
Expect it to be a long night…scratch that. Expect it to be a short night for Patrick Corbin when he faces the Blue Jays tonight. Corbin has been brutal this month, lasting only 18.1 IP over his last four starts while surrendering 17 ER in the process. That’s an absurd 8.35 ERA. That doesn’t even compute the other six runs (23 total) he’s given up in that span. Opponents are raking to the tune of a .308 batting average and 1.024 OPS. Now he has to face the vaunted Blue Jays who are 4th in wOBA in the last thirty days. I shouldn’t need to sell you on Toronto who is back to being one of the league’s top offenses.
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