Stand by as we give you the two best possible picks that we can find on the board for the MLB Picks of the Day.
St. Louis Cardinals (56-35) at Chicago Cubs (41-50)
Cemented to 1st
The Cardinals have always dominated the NL Central Division and for a moment, they lost their grip on the division lead to the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates.
After a 7-3 run in their last 10 games, the Cards have regained the top spot and have momentum back on their side.
They’re coming off of a 3-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in which they established a early 1st inning 2-0 lead with the help of Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig and the Cards never looked back.
Tonight, Lance Lynn (11-3, 3.67) takes the mound and he’ll be opposed by Matt Garza (5-1, 3.22) for the Cubbies. This is definitely no “slam dunk” for St. Louis as the Cubs are a much improved team, even 9 games below .500.
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After a couple of subpar performances, Lynn has returned to his old form. In his last outing, he picked up the victory in a 3-2 victory over Miami and allowed 2 runs in 7 innings while striking out 7. A respectable performance like this is all that the Cardinals need because they have a strong offense with the likes of Carlos Beltran, Matt Holiday, Allen Craig, and Yadier Molina.
Beltran isflying under the radar witht 19 HR, 53 RBI, and a .310 BA while Craig is batting a sizzling .328 with 72 ribbies!
Matt Garza will have to be at his best, even at home, to stop a team with such offensive depth.
Get Out the Extinguisher!
Good pitching usually wins games and if that’s the case, the Cubs are in the driver’s seat. Garza has won 5 consecutive games over his last 5 starts and has allowed a mere 4 runs in his last 37 innings. Something has to give and this will be a very competitive matchup with Garza having the best run of his career.
When you have two top-flight pitchers like this, 7.5 runs seems a bit high. Take the OVER in this spot.
Texas Rangers (53-40) at Detroit Tigers (51-41)
Who Will Be the 1st Team To Knock Off Scherzer?
Starter, Max Scherzer (13-0, 3.06) is on the run of his life. Of course he’s gotten some major run support with the best player in the game in Miguel Cabrera, but it’s no accident that a pitcher goes 13-0 to start the season.
Scherzer has been ultra-consistent, not having allowed more than 3 runs in his last 10 starts. He’s also lucky in that Detroit has some momentum against a high octane offense such as Texas’. The Tigers are coming off of a 7-2 beating of the Rangers on Friday in which they battered starter, Justin Grimm, for 7 runs and 10 hits in just over 3 innings pitched.
The Tigers got out to a 7-0 lead by the 2nd inning and never looked back. Surprisingly, nobody on the Tigers hit a home run although Miguel Cabrera picked up his 95th RBI of the season to go along with a .367 BA; what a beast!
Cabrera has another shot a Triple Crown, but he’ll have to catch Chris Davis, who hit his 35th home run last night. Regardless, Scherzer has a fierce offense with Cabrera and Fielder at his disposal.
Texas starter, Derek Holland is 5-1 on the road this season. This could be a tough game for “Mad Max” if Beltre and Cruz get going. Nelson Cruz is a lifetime 6 for 18 with 1 HR and 4 RBI against Scherzer while Beltre is 4 for 13.
How can you possibly bet against Max Scherzer at 13-0? That said, I’m laying the juice and taking the moneyline.
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Good luck, everyone! Let’s nail these two suckers!