5* EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Toronto vs. Boston,
06/27/2012 13:35 EDT,
Score: 4 - 10
Money Line: -141 Boston
5* EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Red Sox -141
The Red Sox are on an absolute tear of late. They have won 8 of their last 10 overall and I'm confident the winning will continue on Wednesday.
It's been a difficult season to back Boston starter Jon Lester. He is just 4-5 with a 4.45 ERA in 15 starts. However, he has been very effective of late. Over his last three starts he has pitched into the 7th inning and not allowed more than 3 earned runs.
If Lester can simply match that production, we are in great shape. Boston has been crushing the baseball, averaging 7.1 runs/game over their last 7 games.
They will face lefty Ricky Romero, who is an impressive 8-1 on the season, but has a lofty 4.34 ERA and and 1.343 WHIP. Romero has really struggled against Boston over his career. He is just 5-6 with a 6.45 ERA and 1.779 WHIP. It really isn't all that surprising considering the Red Sox are 16-9 against left-handed starters this season.
Boston is 21-8 in Lesters last 29 starts after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game (won 5-1 yesterday), 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite, and 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. BET THE RED SOX!