My bet for August 20, 2019. The Cleveland Indians were a +135 Dog vs. the Mets. Tie ball game 3-3 at New York, Indians at bat:
1B Carlos Santana gave the Indians the lead with a two-out homer in the top of the 10th, but the Mets wasted no time mounting a comeback in the bottom of the inning, when Amed Rosario hit a leadoff double against NEW PITCHER Brad Hand (6-4). After Joe Panik bunted Rosario to third, LH Hand intentionally walked Pete Alonso to bring up LH hitting Michael Conforto, who hit a potential double-play ball to first. But Santana was too far into the hole to get back to the base, and Hand was 'busy; watching the game unfold and NEVER RAN TO COVER 1B for the relay throw. Rosario scored on the fielder's choice to tie the game. Slow-footed Wilson Ramos then hit a slow roller up the third-base line and beat Hand's throw to first. Davis fell into an 0-2 hole, worked the count full and fouled off three pitches before lacing a single to left. Conforto scored without a throw and ball game and bet over.
Francona loves to use his ALL BP in EVERY GAME fully expecting each man to be in top form for each appearance. Unfortunately the players are not robots. The following Indian pitchers were in the game. As you can see, all - with the exception of Hand, were very successful but yet were only allowed to pitch, at most to a couple of batters
Adam Plutko 6 IP - 85 pitches, 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 BB (YANKED)
Nick Goody 1 IP - 25 pitches, 0 runs, 0 hits, 2 BB (YANKED)
Oliver Perez 0.2 IP - 12 pitches, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 BB (YANKED)
Adam Cimber 0.1 IP - 4 pitches 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 BB (YANKED)
Nick Wittgren 1.0 IP - 15 pitches, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 BB (YANKED)
Brad Hand 0.2 IP - 18 pitches, 2runs, 3 hits, 1 BB
.......... muses about ballgames and life in Las Vegas - particularly the long hours spent in the casino sports book surrounded by sexy cocktail waitresses, degenerate horse players, the Whale Man's entourage ....and the sheer terror of having Under 7 with 5 runs already on the board by the fourth inning".