Tuesday, August 8th 5:10pm: German Marquez (9-4 4.11) vs. Corey Kluber (9-3 2.77)
While German Marquez is hoping to show that he is an ace in the coming years, he will have to face off against an already proven ace in Corey Kluber. Marquez will have to be on his game to take on this Indians team that made the World Series last year. The offense will have to show up as well, though it will be no easy task going against Kluber who has been terrific this year. Since June, Kluber has struck out eight or more in every start, with only two starts being under ten strikeouts. He was a little worse off at the start of the year, but since exiting April, Kluber has allowed four or more runs in only two starts. Without throwing anymore stats, it should just be noted that Kluber is fantastic and will likely earn some Cy Young votes come the season’s end.
Wednesday, August 9th 10:10am: Antonio Senzatela (10-4 4.78) vs. Trevor Bauer (10-8 5.00)
Bauer has settled down a little in recent starts and really has a higher ERA thanks to a seven run outing in May and a game in which he only recorded two outs in July. Bauer is a good pitcher, but so is Senzatela, but they are also both susceptible to allowing a lot of runs. If both of these pitchers are on, it will be a low scoring game, but either one of these pitchers could blow and allow a bunch of runs, making this game one that will be hard to predict.