Los Angeles Dodgers (52-20) vs Tampa Bay Rays (49-25)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 8:09 pm
*3 Star Play on Tampa Bay ML* The Los Angeles Dodgers start Clayton Kershaw here. Kershaw has a 4.31 ERA in the postseason in his career, and it isn't a small sample size anymore. Kershaw is still a good pitcher, but he isn't what he once was. He's backed by a Dodgers bullpen that clearly isn't as deep as the Tampa Bay bullpen.
Tampa Bay was 6th in the majors in weighted on base average against lefties. Tampa Bay is a much better team against lefties than righties. The Rays have been overlooked most of the season. They have several things going for them. Tampa Bay is amazing on defense (easily the best in the majors). They have the deepest bullpen in baseball. They have who I believe is the best manager in baseball in Kevin Cash.
Tyler Glasnow has elite stuff. As long as he can keep his control and not walk too many guys here, I think he has a decent chance of slowing down the Dodgers.
This is a price play as well. I think this is a 50/50 game, but we are getting a huge plus money price.
Take Tampa Bay.