Cleveland Indians vs. Philadelphia Phillies
MLB Pick: Cleveland -115 odds (May 14th 2013)
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Free MLB Play from Doc’s Sports Take #975 Cleveland Indians (-115) over Philadelphia Phillies (Tuesday 7:05pm ET) Not too many people believed in him, but Scott Kazmir has officially made his comeback to the major leagues. After missing the better part of the last two seasons with major injuries and rehab, the hard throwing left-hander dazzled the Oakland A’s in his last start to the tune of 10 strikeouts and no walks while giving up only one run in six innings of work. Not all of his starts have been that good, but you can see the strength and confidence coming back in each outing. No one thought he’d get his velocity up this quickly, but he’s now throwing in the mid-90’s after struggling to hit 90 on the gun in spring at times. This is great news for the Tribe as they need another good arm in the rotation that can give them quality innings. Kazmir will face a Phillies team today that doesn’t hit lefties very well, so he’ll have another chance to dominate today. The Phillies counter with right-handed rookie Jonathan Pettibone. The 22-year old has looked pretty good in his four starts in 2013, but he struggled in last outing yielding four walks with only one strikeout. He also hasn’t faced anyone with a lineup nearly as potent as the Indians, so he’ll need to raise his game up a level. I don’t like the travel spot here for Cleveland as they had to play two last night and then fly into Philadelphia for this series. But I think we have enough of an edge in the matchup to still warrant a play. I made the line on this game Indians -130, so there is value on the Tribe today.