Cash In These Two MLB Picks Of The Day This Mother's Day

Joe Catalano

Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:00 PM GMT

Sunday, May. 8, 2016 2:00 PM GMT

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there. Let's see if we can knock one out of the park for all of the mothers around the world with our MLB Picks of the Day for Sunday.

New York Mets at San Diego Padres
The New York Mets sure haven't been laboring as Bartolo Colon became the oldest person to hit a home run at almost 43 years of age. This was a guy a few years ago that wouldn't even swing and would take the automatic out and now he's crushing dingers at middle age. The Mets have simply been a dominant team and will remain one of the best teams in the MLB as there is no drop off in their starting pitching rotation. Imagine how good this team would be if Matt Harvey was pitching to his potential instead of laboring?


 

An Elite MLB Pitcher?
Two seasons ago, Matt Harvey was a top 2 pitcher in this league along with Clayton Kershaw. Now, Harvey is laboring to get through 5 innings at 100 pitches. Ar first, I thought he was just being cautious with his arm after being out for 18 months with Tommy John Surgery, Now, I think has become a confidence thing or maybe he's not the same like a Jered Weaver. Time will tell as Matt is still very young.

This afternoon at Petco Park, he has a Grade A opportunity to pad his stats and establish his place in this Mets rotation with a good showing. For the season, Harvey is 2-4 wih a 4.76 ERA. He's giving up a ton of hits, allowing the opposition to hit .311 off of him After losing his first three games of the season, Harvey came back with 2 strong efforts, but in his last game, he couldn't go 6 innings and lost against the Atlanta Braves of all teams. Even Zack Greinke has beaten the Braves (little inside joke).

Matt Harvey must have a good showing in this game. His team is good enough to win without him, but they need him at 100% down the stretch.

In last night's game, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 10th home run of the season. This acquisition is really starting to pay dividends. The guy has a rocket for an arm defensively and his providing some pop in the batting order along with Lucas Duda and Neil Walker. The Mets are basically waiting for the post season and these games are warm ups. What better way than to warm up against a San Diego Padres team with no offense and Matt Kemp who is continued to be hampered by quad injuries? Besides, the MLB Odds offer good value, considering.

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Free MLB Pick: Mets -144
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker /2 Units

 

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
This is the biggest rivalry in baseball as these two teams hate eachother. It doesn't matter what their records are, the winning teams gains major satisfaction with a victory over the other. The Yankees have played their worst baseball in decades and then an outstanding outing by C.C. Sabathia in Baltimore has lit a spark under them. Now, they can put the Red Sox to shame on national television.

 

Swing Away!
David Ortiz's farewell tour at Yankee Stadium hasn't been a pleasant one. Despite having an outstanding season, Big Papi got thrown out of Friday's game after a tirade of complaining about balls and strikes. I must say, the umpiring in this series has been awful where the strike zone has been concerned, therefore neither Lou Severino (0-4, 6.31) or Steven Wright (2-3, 1.67 ERA) can expect any favors for the umps. New York really needs Severino to put up a good performance as they've been hampered by injuries again and are desperately looking to get out of the basement.

I stated this in another article, everytime Jacoby Ellsbury seems to get hot, he get's injured and that's just what happened after a great showing in Baltimore. Their run outputs have been high, but the Yankees offense is still lacking and they're scoring in spurts.

 

Giving Life to the Bombers
One player that the Bombers have been able to count on is Didi Gregorius. This is a team that hasn't displayed any power. Alex Rodriguez leads the team in homers with 5 and he's on the injured reserve list. New York needs to play small ball and that's just what Gregorius did yesterday with a bases clearing triple.

The numbers aren't there for Gregorius at the moment as all of his production has come at Yankee Stadium. He's hitting .306 with 2 HR and 5 RBI at Yankees Stadium and this is a guy hitting .235 for the season. Nevertheless, I like the energy that he brings to this aging team as his defense is starting to look better than Derek Jeter's did. I wouldn't be surprised if Gregorius came up big on national television. The Yankees have confidence and momentum on their side, so well be adding them to our Sunday MLB picks.

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Free MLB Pick: Yankees -104
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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