The Tigers are a better team than the Angels at this point, as Los Angeles is slumping at the plate and doesn’t have the pitching to make up for it. Mize can keep the Angels bats cold with his impressive arsenal so early in his career, and it’s impossible to back Bundy at this point.
Bundy hasn’t come even remotely close to matching his success from a year ago, as he’s given up a HR/9 rate of over 2.00 and has the worst strikeout rate of his career. This Tigers lineup isn’t an easy assignment right now, as it owns a solid 104 wRC+ since the start of June thanks to Eric Haase’s emergence out of nowhere as a power threat in addition to steady veterans like Jonathan Schoop hitting well.
Mize has managed an impressive 83 ERA- as a rookie thanks to his low walk rate and a terrific splitter that scouts consider among the best in baseball already. The Tigers have consistently been a better team to gamble on than the Angels, and it’s worth fading Bundy at these odds