BOSTON (CBS) — It was an over/under Tuesday night on The Adam Jones Show’s “Game Of Jones,” with Rich Keefe hitting Jones with the following topics:
David Price’s Playoff ERA: Over/Under 3.50
“I’m going to go over, and I would have done that even before his performance [against the Yankees on Tuesday night],” said Jones. “You look at how he’s pitched in the postseason — a 5.12 ERA. Until he proves to me he can lower that thing a little bit, I’ll say he’s over 3.50 for the postseason.”
Games Played for Red Sox by Pablo Sandoval Next Season – Over/Under 81 Games
“Under. They just have too much competition there. [Yoan] Moncada is going to factor into the mix. Travis Shaw is going to factor into the mix. Brock Holt is going to factor into the mix. They may bring in someone from outside the organization,” said Jones. “If you’re looking at it glass-half-full, Hanley [Ramirez] had his bounce-back year, and maybe Sandoval can have one as well. I think they’ll give him every opportunity to get in there, unless the top prospect in baseball seizes that job, Yoan Moncada, and I bet he will by the second half.”
Number of playoff Teams from AL East – 2.5 Teams
“I’ll say over. I think the Blue Jays and Orioles will get in,” said Jones. “Toronto and Baltimore just feels like an interesting play-in game as well.”
Wins for Second-Best Team in AFC East – 8.5 Wins
“I think the second-best team is the Jets, and I don’t think they’ll go 10-6 or 9-7, so that’s a long way of saying under the 8.5 wins,” said Jones.
Touchdowns for Rob Gronkowski Vs. Bills – 0.5 Touchdowns
“You fishing for fantasy answers?” Jones asked Keefe. “I’m going to say over; he’ll get a touchdown. Any time Gronk plays, I’m not going to bet against him.
“He didn’t play 14 snaps [against Houston] because he couldn’t have gone more. One, they probably had him on a pitch count anyways, and two, they were killing Houston,” explained Jones. “I would start him in fantasy, if that’s what you’re asking, and I think he gets in the end zone and spikes one.”