MLB Picks: Sunday Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:48 PM GMT

The MLB Season has been very unpredictable thus far; just look at Arizona’s 17-8 win over Kershaw and the Dodgers. It’s time to move on; using our due diligence in making today’s betting picks.

Joe C. Record
49-60 -28.73 Units
What can you say when Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers get destroyed by a team that’s had 4 wins at home all season….


San Diego Padres (21-23) at Colorado Rockies (24-20)
The Rockies At Coors Field
When you get the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, they’re an entirely different team. Of course it’s the air, but the Rockies sports some of the best offensive players in the game like Troy Tulowitzki.

The Rockies rank 1st in the majors in runs, 1st in batting average, 1st in on-base percentage, and 1st in slugging percentage. It simply doesn’t get any better when the Rockies are batting .298 as a team and their leadoff hitter, Charlie Blackmon, is one of the top home run hitters in the league.

Troy Tulowitzki
Tulo is off to a blazing start to the season of astronomical proportions. He’s batting .400 with 12 HR and 34 RBI. Tulowitzki also has an on-base percentage of .500!

He could set some records this season if he continues to play like this. Of course, just PED’s helped Barry Bonds, people will say that Coors Field helped Troy Tulowitzki. The only issue in this game is that Tulowitzki occasionally sits out on Sunday. Keep an eye out for the starting lineups if you think that this will affect the outcome of the game.

Nicasio vs. Roach
Juan Nicasio (4-2, 3.77) get the start for the Rockies as he’ll face reliever Donn Roach (0-0, 2.57). While Roach has pitched quite well, he simply can’t go 6 to 7 innings and this gives the Rockies a major edge as Nicasio is having a good season. In his last 3 starts, Nicasio has allowed just 3 runs in 18 innings pitched.

With the pitching and offense favoring the Rockies, this game appears to be a “slam dunk” for Colorado.

Pick- Colorado -148 at 5 Dimes

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Sunday Night Baseball
Detroit Tigers (26-12) at Boston Red Sox (20-22)
Cabrera At Fenway
The Red Sox haven’t measured up to last season, but this is a team that plays big in games of importance. A Big Papi vs. Miguel Cabrera showdown is huge, especially on national television.

The Tigers have been on fire with their new improved lineup this season, winning 5 straight games while the Red Sox have been free-falling, losing 3 straight games, are below the .500 mark, and see no relief in sight.

The Sox have really suffered losing Jarrod Saltalamacchia because a good catcher is needed in having a good chemistry with the pitching staff. “Salt” took the money and moved onto Miami and the Marlins are actually playing better than Boston.

The Ageless One
David Ortiz is not only getting older, but he’s getting better with age. It’s a benefit in playing designated hitter, but Ortiz has always been a clutch hitter and this season is no different. He’s hitting .303 with 11 HR and 25 RBI. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ortiz have a big impact on this game tonight as he faces the winless Anibal Sanchez (0-2, 3.13) who is returning from injury.

Miggy
Miguel Cabrera had slowed down at the end of the season last year due to multiple injuries, but is gradually returning to the form that made him a triple crown winner. Miggy is off the booze and knocking in runs at a rapid pace.

After a slow start to the season, Cabrera has his average at .305 with 7 HR and 37 RBI on the season. In the last week, Cabrera is 10 for 23 with 2 HR and 9 RBI. When he’s healthy, he’s clearly the best player in baseball with no offense to Mike Trout.

Look for Cabrera to make an impact on this game. Boston starter, Jake Peavy (1-1, 3.94) is a good pitcher, but he got slammed in his last outing against Minnesota as he allowed 6 runs and 9 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Detroit is clearly the team with the momentum coming into this game as the road underdog. Take the Tigers at appealing odds.

Pick- Detroit +110 at 5 Dimes

Good luck, everyone!

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