Join our MLB expert John Ryan while he takes a look at the Pitcher Report card for this Sunday's MLB action.
Ryan’s Pitcher Report Card Plays Now 16-9 on the Season
Both plays won Saturday with the Atlanta Braves defeating the NY Mets 11-7 and the San Diego Padres winning a tight contest 5-4 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. In Atlanta both starters were chased early in the game with the Mets Vargas recording just 1 out and the Braves left-hander Sean Newcombe completing just 1 1/3 innings of work. The Braves scored 4 runs in the first, but the Mets came back in the top of the second inning to tie the game. The Braves added another 4 runs in the bottom of the second and Braves reliever Touki Toussaint, who was making his season debut, completed 6 innings and allowed just 1 earned run to get the win.
In Arizona at Chase Field the Padres had a 4-run lead thorugh 5 innings and had to hold on a strong Diamondbacks comeback bid to get the win. Despite both games featuring many multiple run innings the Braves and Padres never trailed I their games.
The season-to-date record for the ‘Pitcher Report Plays’ to 16-9 and has made 5.03 units. If you are wagering $100 on each of these games, the you would have earned $703.00 through Friday’s action.The Rockies need a win
The Colorado Rockies are 3-12 on the season and 1-9 over their last 10 games and need get right their ship and play to their potential. My Machine learning and algorithm-based programs has identified the Rockies as a solid play for this afternoon. There are two database situational queries that have earned significant profits over many seasons.
The first one has earned a 8-28 record for 74% wins over the last five seasons and instructs us to play on all favorites with a money line of -110 or higher that have been struggling at the plate batting 0.215 or lower over their last 10 games and is starting a pitcher who did not walk a hitter last outing. The second query has earned a 33-9 record for 79% wins over the last five seasons and instructs us to play against any teams when the line is between +125 and -125 and is a struggling offensive team with a 0.300 on-base-percentage (OBP) or lower and is now facing a starting pitcher in top form posting a 1.25 or lower WHIP and did not allow more than 2 earned runs in each of his last 2 starts.
The starter pitcher referenced in both queries is the Rockies German Marquez, who is 24-years old and entering his fourth year of MLB service. Despite not tipping the scales above 200 lbs., he has a 96-98 MPH fastball that has natural sinking action and generates three times more ground ball outs than the average MLB starter. Over the off-season he worked hard to develop his other pitches and it has made him nearly unhittable at times. His slider averages 94 MPH and has natural 12-6 motion to it. Normally a right-handed pitcher will throw a slider that has significant glove-side movement. His curve ball may be his best pitch overall with speeds between 78 and 84 MPH and can have several different looks that further confuse the batter. So, now, with all three pitches coming out of the same arm slot and release point, it is very difficult of the batters to identify the pitch thrown.
I expect Marquez to post a quality start today against the Giants.The Atlanta Braves find a way to score on DeGrom and Win
The Braves are a young and very talented team that has the potential to get hits and score runs off of Mets hurler Jacob DeGrom. The Mets offense ahs tied a franchise record scoring 6 or more runs in seven straight games and for the first time in DeGrom’s career he has solid run support. However, that offense is now facing a vastly under rated starting pitcher in Julio Tehran, who is 11-2 against the money line when facing a NL team with an on base percentage of .340 or better on the season.