Corey Kluber (10-6) squares off against Felix Hernandez (11-2) in what should be a battle of the two of the best pitchers in the American League thus far. Only John Lester (BOS) and Fernandez have a higher fWAR than Kluber on the season.
During his last 13 starts, Hernandez has a 1.36 ERA, 10.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9 and .170/.209/.232 slash line. In Corey Kluber’s last 7 starts (since June 20), he’s compiled a 1.71 ERA, 9.2 K/9, 1.2 BB/9 and .207/.240/.335 slash line. On the season, Indians starters other then Corey Kluber: 84 games, 19-34 record, 5.01 ERA, 5.5 innings per start, 2.53 K/BB, .282/.345/.450 line.
Something has to give. I’d take the under.