BIG AL's MLB INTERLEAGUE TOTAL OF THE YEAR!
Tampa Bay Rays (50-27) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (54-21)
Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:08 pm
At 8:05 pm, our selection is on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays 'under' the total. Game 4 was the most exciting contest (by far) in this World Series, and surely ranks as one of the best World Series games over the last 20 years. After games dominated by pitching and defense on the winning side, the batting orders of these two teams took center stage on Saturday night with multiple lead changes and plenty of long balls. At least part of that was due to the fact that the Rays threw a bullpen game and the Dodgers didn't have either of their top two starters available (although Urias pitched well enough). But tonight, we're back to LHP Clayton Kershaw for L.A. and RHP Tyler Glasnow for Tampa, so look for much more of a pitchers' duel. Kershaw was nothing short of spectacular in Game 1 of this series, allowing one run on two hits in six innings while throwing just 78 pitches before the bullpen took over. The biggest potential issue for Glasnow tonight is the fact that the Rays offense hasn't been giving the 27-year-old much love in this post-season. In Glasnow's last three starts (one ALDS, one ALCS, and one in this series) the Rays have plated two, three, and three runs. Meanwhile Kershaw has a 2.88 ERA this post-season. I expect both pitchers to be on top of their game. Take the 'under.' As always, good luck...Al McMordie.