Jake Peavy of the San Francisco Giants had excellent numbers after being acquired from the Red Sox, as he went 6-4 but with a 2.17 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. However, just like in his early career in San Diego, he took advantage of a pitcher’s park in AT&T Park, as his xFIP for San Francisco was only 4.01. He loses that benefit at neutral Kauffman Stadium when he faces the Kansas City Royals. Yordano Ventura takes the hill as the Royals try to even up this World Series, and he was one of the hardest throwing pitchers in baseball this season with his fastball averaging 96.6 MPH and topping out at a blazing 101.9! He should also be tough his first time facing the Giants, but we do not think he will escape unscathed given his 4.85 playoff ERA. The ‘over’ is 5-0 in the Giants’ last five games vs. right-handed starters.
Pick: ‘over’ 7 (+105)