MLB Picks: Friday's Top Plays

Joe Catalano

Friday, May 2, 2014 1:30 PM UTC

Friday, May. 2, 2014 1:30 PM UTC

We’re heading into the 1st weekend series in the month of the May. The flowers are blooming and the baseball is carrying as the weather is starting to get warmer. See who we like for our betting picks of the day on this glorious Friday, May 2nd.

Joe C. Record
34-36 -12.59 Units
We split as the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets score a sufficient amount of runs at Coors Field and once again, the Yankees don’t come through for us.

The line looked “fishy” to me and was changed. I was unaware that “King” Felix Hernandez was supposed to start and I doubled up on the Yankees. Big mistake. Thanks to SBR writer, Willie Bee, for pointing out the reasoning for the early odds.

This is a long season and I’m only concerned with today’s games; records (units, more importantly), can change quite quickly.

New York Mets (15-12 at Colorado Rockies (17-13)
A Trip Back To Coors Field
We had a nice call on this matchup yesterday as Coors Field is a launching pad. Carlos Gonzalez, who was injured and had to leave the game, still managed to hit a home run as the game went over the total and the Rockies won quite easily.

We’re used to seeing high totals in Rockies home games, but with young upstart, Zack Wheeler (1-2,3.99) starting for the Mets, you’re most likely to see some quality pitching. Sure enough, we see a nice high total of 9.5 and this time were going to fade the over that is always expected. I like to buy ½ runs to ensure a bit of security.

Buying ½ Run
We go to our favorite sportsbook to buy ½ runs in 5 Dimes and pick up the under 10 at -130. The Mets are far from an intimidating lineup. When Daniel Murphy leads your team in hitting, you have a problem. David Wright just hasn’t come through for the Amazins and although he’s a good ball player, he’s given too much credit.

Another issue is the finger bruise of Cargo who is listed as day to day. I can see Zack Wheeler holding a Cargo-less Rockies lineup in check and 10 runs are plenty.

Pick- Mets/Rockies Under 10 -130 at 5 Dimes (Buying a ½ run)


Seattle Mariners (12-14) at Houston Astros (9-19)
Felix Hernandez Appreciation Night in Houston
It’s “King” Felix Hernandez (3-1,2.40) Appreciation Night in Houston as every fan that attends the game, will see the best pitcher in the American League for the last decade.

Hernandez is so good that he’s won several awards on a consistently losing team in Seattle; Imagine if he was on a powerhouse like Boston or Detroit…

Good pitching wins ball games and the Mariners have the decisive edge as Hernandez faces relief pitcher turned starter, Brad Peacock (0-2, 5.95). There’s not much that you need to know in this game except that the Astros can’t even hit their weight. I’m not joking; this is a team with a .210 team batting average and are 5-11 at home.

For the Mariners, they took care of business at Yankee Stadium and come into this series on a high note. Robinson Cano wasn’t particularly spectacular against his old team, but he did enough to save face as he had a 2 RBI game yesterday in a 4-2 Seattle win. The juice is high but Seattle and Felix Hernandez are the consensus pick.

Pick- Seattle – 185 at 5 Dimes


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