Quick Prediction7 IP
I hate to say I have a bad feeling about this game, but I have a bad feeling about this game. The Indians are tied for 2nd in the Majors with the Red Sox for runs scored. They are 2nd in OBP, just behind the Sox. The Tribe is 4th in SLG and 6th in home runs. Fortunately for Daisuke, the Indians are also 4th in strikeouts. If he catches the Injuns on an off day he might tally double digits in Ks and walk away with a lights out win. If the Indians are in good form it could get ugly. I question how strong Daisuke is after his bout with food poisoning. Was his workout as rigorous as it normally is? Did he lose a little strength? Is he going to need another week to get back to 100%? We'll see. I'm going with the pessimistic prediction. Let's see.