BIG AL's TUESDAY BASEBALL BLOWOUT WINNER!
Houston Astros (34-32) vs Tampa Bay Rays (45-22)
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 3:33 pm
At 8:40 pm, our selection is on the Houston Astros over the Tampa Bay Rays. Game 2 of the ALCS was another close pitching duel for the most part, but once again the Rays were victorious. The relief pitching of the Rays came through, even though Nick Anderson loaded the bases with Astros in the ninth inning for a little drama. With their backs against the wall, the 'Stros will turn to 25-year-old Jose Urquidy for Game 3 tonight. The Mexican RH missed over a month of the regular season with an injury. But once he was activated on September 5, Urquidy was very effective, posting a 2.73 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over five starts covering just under 30 innings. If he can keep the 'Stros in this series tonight then they know they have veteran Zack Greinke waiting in the wings for Game 4. Once again the 'Stros are a slight underdog in this game, but that's okay as they are 8-2 in their last 10 post-season games as a dog. Houston will be the home team tonight and Tampa is also 1-6 in the last seven meetings as the visitors. Take the Astros. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.