Astros vs. Tigers MLB Pick – August 19th

The Houston Astros managed to receive their feet underneath them yesterday day against the Athletics in Oakland. Zack Greinke brought out his elite arm and put on a clinic against the A’s to prevent a sweep. Greinke showed why the Astros traded for him, as he placed on a perfect operation in seven innings of work.
He allowed just 1-run to provide his staff a 4-1 win over Oakland. It had been their only win in the three-game series on the weekend. Believe it or not, the Astros have been on a five-game losing streak going into Sunday. They had reductions against the White Sox heading into the weekend, so it hasn’t been smooth sailing to the Astros recently.
This doesn’t affect the Astros at all when it comes to the AL West. That’s under control, as they have a 7.5-game lead in the division. The A’s might have gotten over 6.5 games with a win on Sunday, however they cam up short on this regard. In any event, it turned out to be a good weekend to Oakland in their quest to get a wildcard. They are 1.5 games back of the Rays, therefore easily within striking distance.
The Astros can find those losses back fast in Detroit this weekend. They are at Comerica Park for a four-game series against the 37-84 Tigers. The Tigers and the Orioles are the only teams in the majors with no 40 wins, Detroit with 37 and Baltimore at 39.
When the Astros attention and play their sport, this should not be a tough series for them. Former Blue Jay, Edwin Jackson, who was a wreck in Toronto, would be making his third start with the Tigers at 2019. Edwin has been a Tiger back in 2009 when the team was a contender, but things are a lot different since he has been here. Wade Miley will counter tops for the Astros in this spot. Head below for our free Astros vs. Tigers pick.
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The Blue Jays had sufficient of Edwin Jackson and released him after posting a 11.12 ERA in eight appearances, five of which have been starts. They have been desperate for arms within their starting rotation and Jackson was a cheap choice to throw in there. Though losses and wins do not mean much for the Jays this year, they couldn’t continue to see him put up that sort of work on the mound. With the Jays wanting to find some of those younger guys involved with the minors as well, it made sense to discharge him.
He was introduced, and to his satisfaction, another group came calling for his services. And so far, it has been a wonderful start for Jackson’s second stint with the Tigers. He’s got a 2.38 ERA in 11.1 innings of work in Detroit. Yet, his overall ERA this year still stands at a dreadful 8.62 with a 1.84 WHIP and .401 OBA.
I’d be amazed if he could continue to keep this moving against the Astros tonight. The’Stros did not have a fantastic showing at the plate against the A’s last weekend and they’re going to want to take some frustration out to the Tigers. The teams that Edwin held down were all both the Royals and Mariners, so he instantly gets a stiffer challenge on Monday night.
Wade Miley was a huge purchase for the Astros. They dropped Charlie Morton and plan B has worked out extremely well. Miley goes into Comerica Park with a 3.11 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He often gets lost in the combination within this turning, failing to get much fame on a team filled with talented hurlers.
This Tigers’ roster has really been in a position to strike himthough. They are hitting .302 with a .359 OBP and 22 runs scored in 106 at-bats. Miley hasn’t been as eloquent on the road as well. He possesses a 3.97 ERA and also 1.32 WHIP on the road as opposed to a 2.02 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. Having said all that, I still think the Astros win this match. The costs about the’Stros are getting absurd, though, even over the runline. The OVER in a far greater cost looks like pick in Detroit on Monday.

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