Sunday's Top MLB Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Sunday, June 8, 2014 2:23 PM GMT

Mediocrity has been the theme of the 2014 MLB Season thus far as there are many teams that are on equal ground, hovering around the .500 mark. Watch as we squeeze out a few winning bets for Sunday.

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Yesterday was a disappointing day, highlighted by our 2 unit pick with the Dodgers in which players like Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig were yanked early from the game. We sure could’ve used their services as the Dodgers lost in extra innings to the Rockies 5-4.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers (32-31) vs. Colorado Rockies (29-32)
Kershaw Time
The Dodgers came out with Zack Greinke yesterday and he was rather disappointing and they still had an opportunity to win the ball game despite being short Gordon and Puig.

Today, they send out the pitcher with the best ERA over the last few years in Clayton Kershaw (4-2, 3.32). Kershaw has been a good and not elite pitcher this year, but even at that level,  he still strikes fear in the eyes of his opponents and is better than what most of the league has to offer.

In his last 3 starts, Kershaw had allowed 5 runs in his last 21 innings. This is a pitcher that can go deep into games, but he will be facing a Rockies offense which thrives at playing at home.

This is a game that you might need to check the starting lineups out before the start of the game because we don’t know if Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig are playing for the Dodgers and the Rockies, who have lost 8 out of their last 9 games, have been known to sit players on Sunday.

One player to surely be in the lineup is Troy Tulowitzki. Tulo is batting an even .500 at Coors Field with 10 HR and 28 RBI on the season, but will it be enough against Kershaw?

MLB Picks: Dodgers -141 at 5 Dimes

MLB Picks: Dodgers/Rockies Under 9 at 5 Dimes

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Sunday Night Baseball
Boston Red Sox (27-34) vs. Detroit Tigers (33-25)
Although the Red Sox don’t have  the same roster as last year’s World Series Championship team and appear to be going through the motions a bit, they do seem to get up for these nationally televised games on Sunday night.

Boston is coming off of an unimpressive 8-6 loss to Detroit on Saturday in which Max Scherzer wasn’t his best, but it was still good enough. The Tigers got out to a 4-0 lead early and never looked back.

 

Sanchez vs. Lackey
It’s difficult to believe that we can see a pitcher’s duel with Miguel Cabrera in the game, but both John Lackey (6-4, 3.28) and Anibal Sanchez (2-2, 2.15) have been pitching very well as of late.

Sanchez is coming off of a 7 inning performance against a good Blue Jays offense in which he allowed just 2 hits. He got a no-decision, but in Sanchez’s last 3 starts, he’s allowed just 3 earned runs in 22 1/3 innings pitched.

Lackey has also been impressive, allowing just 3 earned runs in his last 3 starts (21 1/3). There are some formidable offenses in each dugout, but look for a low scoring affair as the pitchers take charge tonight.

MLB Pick: Boston/ Detroit Under 7 ½ at 5 Dimes