MLB Picks: Tuesday's Top Baseball Plays

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:40 PM GMT

After a very odd Monday with a lot of inclement weather, it’s back to business for Tuesday as there’s an entire slate of games to choose from. Let’s aim to cash in with two of my favorite MLB picks for tonight.

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I was feeling some momentum but managed a split on the two totals on Monday as Cincinnati spoiled a perfect day with 2 runs in the 9th inning and that’s going to happen occasionally.

Baltimore Orioles (2-5) at New York Yankees (4-3)

A Much Improved Team
It’s Derek Jeter’s last season as a player and with Alex Rodriguez out of the picture, I feel like the Yankees are going to show dramatic improvement this season and I’ve been riding them.

After a slow start in Houston, New York has won 3 out of their last 4 games and received some good starting pitching performances despite the cold weather. A little birdie informed me that the temperature should hit 60 degrees in New York and we might see the ball carry, especially with a short right field Yankee Stadium porch.

The same can’t positive outlook can’t be thought about the Baltimore Orioles as they’re without double-machine, Manny Machado, and last year’s home run king, Chris Davis, is homerless thus far this season while still looking to find his stroke.

Baltimore is reeling and this is an awesome spot for a Yankees team which contains great speed in Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, good fielding behind the plate with newly acquired Brian McCann, and Alfonso Soriano has finally gotten a couple of hits and has finally started to get on track.

Simply put, New York is stacked and is a team that’s able to win now. The Yankees fans will be extra supportive this season as they know its Derek Jeter’s last year in pinstripes.

Jeter almost went the yard yesterday, but managed a double by just a couple of feet. Everything is falling right for New York while Baltimore could be hitting a major pitfall this season.

New York also has the edge in starting pitching as Ivan Nova (1-0, 3.18) takes on Wei-Yin Chen (0-1, 6.35). Chen allowed 12 hits in just 5 and 2/3 innings against Boston in his first start of the season. Look for New York to beat up on the inexperienced Taiwan native. For today's MLB picks, lay the juice and take the Bombers.

Free Pick- Yankees -142 at Bookmaker

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Chicago White Sox (3-4) at Colorado Rockies (4-4)

It’s Coors Field
We all know that the balls fly out at a rapid pace at Coors Field due to the altitude and that gives the Rockies a clear cut advantage with the lineup that they put out. The Rockies weakness is their pitching and that may prevent them from winning a World Series, but this is a fun team to watch and a good team to bet on when the opposing pitching is weak.

 

“Cargo”
Carlos Gonzalez is quickly becoming a Rockies legend as he’s taylor-made for this baseball squad and ballpark.

In 31 at-bats, Gonzalez already has 3 home runs, 9 runs batted in, a .355 batting average, and a .429 on-base percentage. Colorado couldn’t ask for more as Cargo, Michael Cuddyer, Charlie Blackmon, and Troy Tulowitzki all possess a .429 on-base percentage or better.

This team is simply loaded and it Tuesday’s game could get ugly as the Rockies are dealing with Jose Quintana (0-0, 3.00) for the White Sox. A pitcher such as Quintana can be formidable, but when entering the confines of Coors Field, it becomes an entirely different ball game.

Colorado is coming off of an 8-1 beating of Chicago on Monday and are coming into this game with a lot of momentum. The Rockies are the easy pick in this contest.

Free Pick- Colorado -125 at Bookmaker (These are very appealing odds)

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