Joe C. Record
34-39 -17.14 Units
We get beaten up pretty badly as Felix Hernandez couldn’t handle the lowly Houston Astros and it’s a day that I want to say “onto Saturday’s picks”. Hopefully, we’ll fare better.
Milwaukee Brewers (21-9) at Cincinnati Reds (13-16)
Top-Flight Pitching Matchup
With Yovani Gallardo (2-0, 1.91) vs. Johnny Cueto (2-2, 1.15), this game presents one of the best pitching matchups of the day. Cueto has been simply outstanding and should be undefeated, but the Reds haven’t provided enough run support for the right-hander at times.
Cincinnati has been a major disappointment thus far this season going from a possible wild-card team last year to a sub .500 club this season. The Reds have the players to turn this around.
The Biggest Surprise of the Season
The Milwaukee Brewers have definitely been the most improved ball club in the majors this season. They’ve went from a team near the bottom of the National League Central Division to the top team in the division and its due to a combination of good hitting by players like Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun and more importantly good pitching.
Today is a good example of this as they send Yovani Gallardo to the mound to face the reeling Reds. Gallardo has went at least 6 innings in each of his 6 starts this season and hasn’t allowed more than 3 runs in a game all season long.
Expect the pitching to dominate today’s game.
Pick- Cincinnati/ Milwaukee Under7 at Bookmaker (try to get this total at 7 in an A+ ranked sportsbook ranked by SBR because the total is teetering back and forth from 6.5-7 runs)
New York Mets (15-13) at Colorado Rockies (18-13)
Rockies On Fire
Some of it is attributed to the Coors air, but the Rockies bats are simply on fire.
Zack Wheeler tried to stop Colorado last night and got blasted for 6 runs and 7 hits in just 4 innings. Colorado’s lineup is as solid as it gets from top to bottom. Even with Jenrry Mejia (3-0, 3.49) starting for the Mets, I don’t think it will be enough to stop Rockies.
Even without “Cargo” not in the lineup, the Rockies were still able to put up a 10 spot on the Mets and Gonzalez’s status is listed as day to day.
When you have a lineup so deep with hitters such as Charlie Blackmon (6 HR, 21 RBI, .380), Justin Morneau (6 HR, 24 RBI, .345), Nolan Arenado (4 HR, 16 RBI, .309), Corey Dickerson (.351 BA), and possibly the best hitter in the game in Troy Tulowitzki (7 HR, 25 RBI, .385), it really doesn’t matter if Cargo is in the lineup.
With all of that said, playing at Coors gives the Rockies hitters an advantage. Does anyone remember Justin Morneau hitting this well when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Tonight, we’re going to have to fade Mejia and ride the backs of the Rockies.
Pick- Colorado -134 at Bet 365
Good luck, everyone!