MLB Picks of the Day from a Capper with a 26-9 Record (74%)

Joe Catalano

Monday, June 1, 2015 2:07 PM GMT

We have already reached the month of June and this has been a great year for baseball thus far. There is some precipitation on the East Coast, but I think I have a couple of MLB Picks to cash with!

Joe C. Record 26-9 +16.07 Units

 

Recap
After a 26-5 start to the season, we were bound to hit a rough spot and we're currently on a 4 game losing streak. A loss is a loss, but in almost every game, we've had a lead and the bullpen hasn't been able to hold down the fort.

Francisco Liriano pitched a gem against the San Diego Padres is one example and although the game was tied at 2-2, another great example of this was Sunday Night Baseball in which Joba Chamberlain basically spit the bit and threw away all of David Price's 120 pitches with one batter. Point being, there have definitely been some freak losses that the handicapper (myself) can't control. We move on from here and try to keep producing winners as the record still speaks for itself.

 

New York Yankees (26-25) vs. Seattle Mariners (24-26)

The King vs. The 1st Place Yankees
That's a bit dramatic as the Yankees have been losing games left and right since the injury to Jacoby Ellsbury. It appears that nobody in the American League East Division has the ability to be a contender down the road as the Yankees lead the AL East and they haven't been able to hit their weight.

The Yankees first lost 9 out of 10 games and then traveled to Oakland where things weren't better and make no mistake about it; this is a lousy Oakland team. New York has had a problem scoring runs. If you look at the Yankees starting lineup, some of the names are unrecognizable and that's because of injuries. Things won't get much better for the Bombers tonight as they face the best pitcher in the American League for the last decade in Felix Hernandez.

Wins and losses haven't always been an indication of just how good that Hernandez is because he has always played on poor teams. Some of this is his fault. He chose the money in sticking with a loser instead of taking less money and possibly having one of the best winning percentages out of any pitcher in baseball...in the history of the MLB.

Can you believe that King Felix is not even 30 years old yet? Hernandez is having a stellar season as he's gotten some run support this season. He's 8-1 with a 1.91 ERA. Opposing hitters are hitting under .200 against him and he's averaging a strikeout per inning. Not only that, Hernandez is coming off of his best outing of the season, pitching a complete game while allowing  4 hits to the Rays and striking out 8 batters.

Normally, I get into deep detail and tell you that Arod and Mark Teixiera are the hitters for KIng Felix to look out for as they represent the Yankee pop, but Felix Hernandez can basically win a game by himself and at home. With MLB odds of -140 and Hernandez starting, the Mariners are the easy play.

MLB Pick: Seattle Mariners -140 at 5Dimes -2 UNIT PLAY

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Los Angeles Dodgers (29-20) vs. Colorado Rockies (22-26)

Clayton Kershaw at Coors Field
I will make this brief as I've created my own trend where Coors Field is concerned and it's been very successful. Whenever an above average pitcher on the opposing team plays at Coors Field, I take the under if it's reasonable because the betting total is always bloated due to the air and ability to blast home runs in this stadium. If the opposing pitcher is just average or below, I take the over, even if the total is a very high total and this recipe has been very successful.

We see that the great Clayton Kershaw has bounced back from a poor start to the season with a 7 inning performance against Atlanta in which he allowed just 4 hits and struck out 10 batters. People were starting to jump off the Kershaw bandwagon, but it's much to early to do that. I think that Kershaw will have an easy time of it. Although he has to face the likes of Troy Tulowitzki, guys like Cargo (4 HR, 13 RBI, .219 BA) and Charlie Blackmon (7 HR, 19 RBI, .254 BA) haven't been as good as they were in the past. In fact, Tulo is off to a slow start also.

We have our great opposing pitcher in Kershaw and the total is reasonable at 9 runs. This is also not the same offense that L.A. carried last season. The under is the MLB pick.

MLB Pick: Los Angeles/Colorado Under 9 -114 at 5Dimes

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