Game of the Month (MLB) - Schule's Top Play For August 1st
Toronto vs. Oakland,
08/01/2018 15:35 EDT,
Score: 3 - 8
Money Line: -135 Oakland
This is a 10* play on the Oakland A's.
The Blue Jays have been sellers at the trade deadline, and their pitching staff loses several key arms including starter J.A. Happ, closer Roberto Osuna, and several key members of the bullpen. I like Oakland in a matinee at home in Game 3.
Sean Manaea will toe the slab for the A's, and he has been lights out in day games this season. The lefty is 5-0 with a 2.95 ERA in nine starts in the afternoon.
The Jays hand the ball to Marcus Stroman, who has been a major disappointment this year. The right-hander is 2-4 with a 4.53 ERA on the road, and 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in five starts in day games.
Stroman faces an Oakland lineup that ranks second in the majors in runs scored since the All Star break.