|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|06-14-19||Yankees -105 v. White Sox||Top||2-10||Loss||-105||10 h 0 m||Show|
New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox 8:10 ET
Yankees over White Sox- The Yankees have dropped their last two and seven of their last 10 and are beginning to show a need for some of the 15 players placed on the IL to return. Chicago has won four of five 10-of-15 and will send their best Lucas Giolito (9-1, 2.28 ERA) to the mound and he hasn't given up a run in his last 22 innings. New York will send CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.96) to the hill and he is 19-7 lifetime against the White Sox in 38 career starts including 10-2 at Comiskey Park. This is why New York is favored. Take the YANKEES!
|06-13-19||Blue Jays -130 v. Orioles||Top||12-3||Win||100||7 h 52 m||Show|
Toronto at Baltimore 7:05 ET
Blue Jays over Orioles- The Blue Jays scored only eight runs during their five-game losing streak and managed to put up that number yesterday in 'our' 8-6 Megabucks winner. Today, Marcus Stroman (3-8, 3.31 ERA) who is looking to rebound from his worst performance of the year surrendering six runs against Colorado. Baltimore will start Gabriel Ynoa (0-2, 4.96) and he is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA at home. Take TORONTO!
|06-11-19||Blue Jays -114 v. Orioles||Top||2-4||Loss||-114||8 h 19 m||Show|
Toronto at Baltimore 7:05 ET
Blue Jays over Orioles- There are some bad teams in MLB that play bad baseball and these tare two of them. Baltimore had the worst record in baseball (115 losses) last season and are in the same position again and are 10-29 since their last series win. Toronto meanwhile has lost four straight failing to score more than two runs in any of those games and have dropped 14 of 17. Yet, the Blue Jays are favored on the road here. They will start Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.73 ERA) who it took nine starts before he notched his first victory and has pitched six innings on thee times in 13 starts. Yet, he is favored. The Orioles will start John Means (5-4, 2.67) has been the O's most effective hurler and is 3-1 at Camden yards and yet bis an underdog. Take TORONTO!
|06-10-19||Dodgers v. Angels +153||Top||3-5||Win||153||11 h 9 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels 10:07 ET
Angels over Dodgers- The Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-1, 1.35 ERA) has been the most dominate pitcher in baseball and is off of a 9-0 win over Arizona pitching seven shutout innings and is 7-0 with a 0.75 ERA since his lone loss. The Dodgers have won 13 of their last 16 and have the best record in baseball while the Angels have dropped six of their last 10 games. They will start Griffin Canning (2-2, 3.52) who has a career high with eight strikeouts in six innings against Oakland last Tuesday and has a 42-10 strikeout to walk ratio in his seven career starts. In a surprise that the ANGELS!
|06-09-19||Yankees v. Indians -123||Top||7-6||Loss||-123||2 h 10 m||Show|
New York at Cleveland 1:10 ET
Indians over Yankees- It appears that Cleveland is getting hot winning 4-of-5 at home while the Yankees are not. The Indians have won their last two while New York has fallen twice-in-a-row and dropped 5-of-6. With New York's Masahiro Tanaka on paternity leave (I didn't even know he was pregnant) Chad Green (1-2, 9.16 ERA) will get the start where his ERA on the road is 12.79. The Tribe will start Shane Bieber (5-2, 3.57) who is 3-0 in his last four starts striking out 38 batters in 26 innings. Take CLEVELAND
|06-08-19||Cardinals -109 v. Cubs||Top||4-9||Loss||-109||9 h 37 m||Show|
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 7:15 ET
Cardinals over Cubs- The NL's fiercest rivalry continues in Chicago where the Cubs will host the gated Cardinals. Last week these two played a 3-game set in St . Louis as the Cards swept all three games and yesterday the Cubs took game one of this 3-game set in Wrigley Field and now the home team has won seven meetings this year. The Red-Birds will start Jack Flaherty (4-3, 3.76 ERA) started slowly but has allowed just two runs in his last two outings striking out 15 while walking nine including five shutout innings against the Cubs. Chicago will start veteran Jon Lester (4-4, 3.32) who is 7-5 lifetime with a 2.85 ERA against the Cardinals. Although St. Louis is 2-7 in Flaherty road starts and 6-20 in their last 26 at Chicago and yet they are favored here. Lester other than his last start has been rather inconsistent and falls short here. Take ST. LOUIS!
|06-07-19||Diamondbacks v. Blue Jays -122||Top||8-2||Loss||-122||9 h 11 m||Show|
Arizona at Toronto 7:05 ET
Blue Jays over Diamondbacks- This pair of MLB also-rans in their respective leagues meet in Toronto after playing a 3-game sets with mirror image results of each other. Arizona posted a win in a 3-game set final game against first place LA Dodgers after losing the first two while the Blue Jays dropped the final in a 3-game set against the first place Yankees after winning the first two. The D'backs who have lost seven of their last 10 will start Merrill Kelly (5-6, 4.41 ERA) who is 2-4 with a 7.14 ERA in six career road starts. Toronto will start veteran Marcus Stroman (3-7, 2.84) who is among the leaders in ERA has had little run support (3.4) in his 13 starts. This time they score against a very hittable pitcher. Take TORONTO!
|06-06-19||Twins v. Indians -110||Top||5-4||Loss||-110||8 h 26 m||Show|
Minnesota at Cleveland 7:10 ET
Indians over Twins- The home run happy Twins have yet to lose three straight contests or have been swept in a series this season. They have dropped the first of this 3-game set in Cleveland as it is the Indians that have provided the power surge. The Tribe have gone deep seven times against the Twins in the past two days and will send Trevor Bauer (4-5, 3.76 ERA) to the hill to face Minnesota ace Jose Barrios (7-2, 3.27) is 4-2 with a 4.00 ERA in eight career starts against the Indians while Bauer who is 0-4 in his last six starts is 6-7 with a 4.27 ERA lifetime against Minnesota including a start this season where he allowed just one hit with nine strikeouts. Despite his failure to win of late Bauer has allowed just 61 hits in 84 innings. Take CLEVELAND!
|06-04-19||Reds -122 v. Cardinals||Top||4-1||Win||100||11 h 27 m||Show|
Cincinnati at St. Louis 8:15 ET
Reds over Cardinals- How about them Cardinals, they post the best record in the Nationals league in April and the worst record in May. With wins in their last four contests including a sweep over arch rival Chicago Cubs and claw back over .500. St. Louis will start Genesis Cabrera (0-1, 7.36 ERA) the lefty allowed five runs (3 earned), five hits and two walks in his lone start against Philadelphia. Cincinnati who won the last three series against the Cards last season but are 2-3 this year. Reds starter Luis Castillo (5-1, 2.45) is unbeaten in his last 10 starts (5-0) and gets the win here. Take CINCINNATI!
|06-02-19||Red Sox -118 v. Yankees||Top||8-5||Win||100||9 h 47 m||Show|
Boston at New York Yankees 7:05 ET
Red Sox over Yankees- The greatest of all MLB rivalry's pits the World Champion Red Sox against baseball's winningest franchise at Yankee Stadium. Boston has dropped four straight and will be sending David Price (2-2, 2.83 ERA) to the mound against New York's veteran lefty CC Sabathia (3-1, 3.48). Price who has allowed just 38 hits in 47.2 innings and is 15-14 with a 4.90 ERA against New York including 2-7 with a 7.71 ERA since joining the Red Sox. He is 1-0 with a 1.53 ERA in his last four starts...take BOSTON!
|06-01-19||Cubs v. Cardinals -133||Top||4-7||Win||100||9 h 10 m||Show|
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis 7:15 ET
Cardinals over Cubs- The Cardinals who posted the worst record in MLB for the month of May (8-18) have won two straight for the first time since April. Chicago hasn't been much better of late losing 4-of-5 and six of their last eight are starting Carlos Quintana (4-4, 3.73 ERA) who has been a bit of a disappointment since coming over from the White Sox who is 5-3 with a 3.75 ERA in nine starts against the Cards. St. Louis will start Jack Flaherty (4-3, 3.77) who started slowing this season but is rounding into form. The Cubs are 3-7 in Quintana's last 10 road starts...take ST. LOUIS!
|05-31-19||Giants -109 v. Orioles||Top||6-9||Loss||-109||9 h 17 m||Show|
San Francisco at Baltimore 7:05 ET
Giants over Orioles- Today, we are dealing with two of the worst teams in baseball one in each league as last place Baltimore will host last play San Francisco. Now, this one seems a bit odd as the home Orioles are underdogs with their best pitcher Andrew Cashner (5-2, 4.55 ERA) on the mound against the Giants worst Drew Pomeranz (1-5, 6.45). The Giants hurler has lasted just 13 innings in his last four starts allowing 17 runs on 22 hits along with nine walks and yet he is favored here. Baltimore has seven home wins the least in the major and that number won't change today. Take SAN FRANCISCO!
|05-30-19||Twins v. Rays -139||Top||3-14||Win||100||10 h 44 m||Show|
Minnesota at Tampa Bay 7:10 ET
Rays over Twins- Minnesota has turned it around this season with a barrage of homers that lead the majors after struggling with a lack of power all last season. The Twins have won 14 of their last 16 and will be facing a Tampa Bay team that leads the 'bigs' in team ERA with 2.93. They will start Martin Perez (7-1, 2.95 ERA) who has allowed one run or less five times this season. The Rays will counter with Charlie Morton (5-0, 2.54) who is 34-10 since coming over to the American League and get the home edge here tonight. Take TAMPA BAY!
|05-28-19||Nationals +102 v. Braves||Top||5-4||Win||102||9 h 29 m||Show|
Washington at Atlanta 7:20 ET
Nationals over Braves- It has been said (in the past) that pitching is 90% of baseball and that should make Washington on of the better teams in the NL as they have two of the best. Tonight, one of those hurlers Stephen Strasburg (4-3, 3.25 ERA) who has allowed just 53 hits in 72 innings gets the start for the struggling Nationals. The problem for the Nats in that they just don't score runs but they are 41-15 in Strasburg's last 56 road starts. Atlanta will start lefty Max Fried (7-2, 2.88) who has won his last three starts and is 7-4 against Atlanta the past four seasons. Take WASHINGTON!
|05-27-19||Brewers -107 v. Twins||Top||5-4||Win||100||10 h 5 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Minnesota 7:10 ET
Brewers over Twins- Minnesota winners of six straight and 10 of 11 sweeping their last two series against the Angels and White Sox and have pounded their way to a MLB leading 109 homers. The Brewers salvaged the final of a 3-game set against Philadelphia and will send rejuvenated Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 2.39 ERA) to the hill against the disappointing Michael Pineda (4-3, 5.43) who has surrendered 10 home runs in his last 29 innings. Although, Minnesota is 41-16 in their last 57 overall they are just 5-12 in their last 17 inter-league games and oddly enough Milwaukee is 19-7 on Mondays. Starting week off right with the BREWERS!
|05-27-19||Diamondbacks v. Rockies -110||Top||3-4||Win||100||6 h 8 m||Show|
Arizona at Colorado 3:10 ET
Rockies over Diamondbacks- It is getting more and more difficult to 'fade' Zack Greinke (6-2, 2.89) as he seems to get better with each outing. If not for a boneheaded manager yanking Zack Arizona has lost four of his 11 starts twice blowing leads after he's been removed. But, while on the mound he has allowed just 53 hits in 72 innings work with a 0.87 WHIP on the season and even better I his last three starts 0.65 WHIPO and 1.66 ERA. So why is he not favored here? The D'backs just swept three at San Francisco while the Rockies got a 'gift' win handed to them by the Orioles. The Rockies are 6-2 in the last eight meetings and 20-9 in their last 29 home starts against right handers. Somehow...take COLORADO!
|05-26-19||Braves v. Cardinals -151||Top||4-3||Loss||-151||9 h 10 m||Show|
Atlanta at St. Louis 7:05 ET
Cardinals over Braves- After posting the best record in the league during April St. Louis has had the AL's worst record in May. Today, Atlanta 's starter Julio Teheran (3-4, 3.67 ERA) has done just the opposite of the Cards, as he struggled in April with a 5.35 ERA and in his four May starts he has an ERA of 0.79. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty (4-3, 4.19) is also a 'Tale of two Months' as he was 3-1 in April and 1-2 in May with a 4.37 ERA but has held opponents to a .188 batting average his last five outings. Take St. LOUIS!
|05-25-19||Diamondbacks v. Giants -120||Top||10-4||Loss||-120||7 h 44 m||Show|
Arizona at San Francisco 4:05 ET
Giants over Diamondbacks- It's either feast of famine for the Diamondbacks as they just ended a five-game losing streak with an 18-2 victory over the Giants last night. Arizona will start Taylor Clark (0-1, 2.00 ERA) who has nine innings under his belt as he gets his second career start after being called up from Triple-A Reno. San Francisco will start Andrew Suarez (0-1, 4.50) who made 29 starts last season and surrendered three runs in six innings in his lone start this year. Giants get the best of it here. Take SAN FRANCISCO!
|05-24-19||Red Sox -135 v. Astros||Top||3-4||Loss||-135||9 h 6 m||Show|
Boston at Houston 8:10 ET
Red Sox over Astros- A match-up of those that I consider the two best clubs in the AL and there should be a buzz in the air as Chris Sale (1-5, 4.31 ERA) takes the hill for Boston. Sale is off of a 10 strikeout performance in five innings which comes on the heels of his 17 strike out outing is seven innings. Houston will start Wade Miley (4-2, 3.51) who is 2-2 with a 6.35 ERA in five starts against the Red Sox while Sale is 5-2 with a 2.12 ERA with a 0.84 WHIP in eight starts. Sox have won their last two while the Astros have dropped their last two and I like the pitching match-up. Take BOSTON!
|05-23-19||Rays -122 v. Indians||Top||7-2||Win||100||7 h 45 m||Show|
Tampa Bay at Cleveland 6:10 ET
Rays over Indians- A couple of things surrounding this AL battle as I believe it is 'out with the old and in with the new' as the Rays are becoming a strong threat while the Indians are falling off from pervious levels. Okay, let's see what we have here and it raises an eyebrow. How is it that Tampa Bay is favored on the road and they hadn't even named a starting pitcher and now have listed Ryan Yarbrough (2-1, 8.10 ERA). That maybe not so bad for the Rays as they are 15-7 on the road. Cleveland's Adam Pluto (1-0, 1.50) makes his second career start for the Tribe and is up against to tough club that is 19-7 in their last 26 games on grass. Take TAMPA BAY!
|05-23-19||Phillies +113 v. Cubs||Top||9-7||Win||113||4 h 10 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs 2:20 ET
Phillies over Cubs- This match-up has some of 'us' a bit confused as the first place Cubs are such a meager favorite at home with their ace on the mound. Veteran Jon Lester (3-2, 2.09 ERA) is coming off of his worst performance of the season but has dominated Philadelphia throughout his career and is 8-0 with a 1.49 ERA in 10 starts. When you are that Phillies starter Aaron Nova (4-0, 4.47) who is 1-1 with a 5.12 ERA in three tries against the Cubs. Chicago is 17-7 at home and the Phils are just 10-11 on the road and this 'price' is way too short...Cubs are in trouble today. Take PHILADELPHIA!
|05-22-19||Reds +100 v. Brewers||Top||9-11||Loss||-100||3 h 19 m||Show|
Cincinnati at Milwaukee 1:10 ET
Reds over Brewers- Yesterday I posted a 'Don't make sense' game and somehow the Padres rallied to defeat Arizona despite the over-whelming trends against 'our' winner. This afternoon there is another 'how can this be game.' Cincinnati is 4-games under .500 and on the road at Milwaukee and the Brewers are 6-games over .500. So, why are the Reds favored here especially when the Brewers starter Zach Davies (5-0, 1.54 ERA) leads MLB starting pitchers in ERA? The answer is Luis Castillo (5-1, 1.90) who's only loss thIs season was a 1-0 defeated the Milwaukee. This tine it's CINCINNATI!
|05-21-19||Diamondbacks v. Padres -105||Top||2-3||Win||100||12 h 6 m||Show|
Arizona at San Diego 10:10 ET
Padres over Diamondbacks- Let me start by saying there is something 'way-wrong' with this 'line' as Arizona sends one of the better pitchers in his time Zack Greinke (6-1, 2.78 ERA) who is 6-0 with a 1.92 ERA in his last nine starts including 2-0 this season against Arizona. Greinke has dominated San Diego and owns a 13-2 record and 2.30 ERA in 24 career starts and yet he is an underdog tonight and that just 'don't make sense.' San Diego's Matt Strahm (1-3, 3.07) gets the nod and he has had one outing against Arizona throwing five scoreless innings in April. The Padres have lost six of their last eight and yet they are the favorite against the D'Backs best. What more can I say other than take SAN DIEGO!
|05-20-19||Twins v. Angels -119||Top||3-1||Loss||-119||10 h 55 m||Show|
Minnesota at L.A. Angels 10:05 ET
Angels over Twins- Minnesota's Jake Odorizzi (6-2, 2.63 ERA) has won six straight starts including his last start against the Angels last Wednesday. That is his lone career win over Los Angeles as he is just 1-3 with a 5.87 ERA in six career starts. Los Angeles will start Taylor Cole (0-0, 4.91) and he has just 7.1 innings pitched this season all in relief and he is expected to throw a few quick innings and then Felix Pena (2-1, 3.49) is to take over. This may be a bit 'off' but it will work for the Halos tonight. Take the ANGELS!
|05-19-19||Twins v. Mariners -101||Top||4-7||Win||100||6 h 26 m||Show|
Minnesota at Seattle 4:10 ET
Mariners over Twins- A pair of clubs that are trending in opposite directions as Minnesota has won five straight while Seattle has dropped their last three. The Twins pounded the Mariners 18-4 Saturday and are now 15-7 on the road whereas Seattle is just 9-14 at home. The Mariners who started the year 13-2 are 9-22 since and will start rookie Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.64 ERA) who has never faced Minny but is unbeaten in his last five starts. The Twins will start Kyle Gibson (4-1, 4.26) who has made nine career starts against Seattle and is 4-2 with a 3.38 ERA, but it won't be enough today. Take SEATTLE!
|05-18-19||Cubs v. Nationals -131||Top||2-5||Win||100||9 h 11 m||Show|
Chicago Cubs at Washington 7:05 ET
Nationals over Cubs- Chicago is one of the hottest teams in baseball having won 21 of their last 28 game have taken over the NL Central with a 4-game lead in the loss column already. Washington is just a shell of their former selves as they have now lost 15 of their last 22. The Cubs will start Jon Lester ( 3-1, 1.16 ERA) and he has not allowed a run in his last three starts and four of his last five outings but he is just 2-2 lifetime against the Nationals and will be opposed by Steven Strasburg (3-3. 3.63). Strasburg has been just as tough of late allowing just 22 hits in his last 34.1 innings. Look for the Nats to get it done. Take WASHINGTON!
|05-18-19||Brewers v. Braves -116||Top||3-4||Win||100||9 h 2 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Atlanta 7:20 ET
Braves over Brewers- Both hurlers in tonight's contest have had stints on the sidelines as a the Brewers Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.20 ERA) makes his first start in 10 days after a right middle finger laceration while Kevin Gausman (2-3, 4.50) served a five-day suspension for throwing at Marlins hitters. Atlanta won for the sixth time in their last seven games and are off of season highs in runs (12) and hits (17) and are 7-2 in Gausman's last nine starts. Take ATLANTA!
|05-17-19||Brewers v. Braves -133||Top||8-12||Win||100||10 h 43 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Atlanta 7:20 ET
Braves over Brewers- After dropping three straight on the road the Brewers have responded with three wins and are now 4-3 on this road trip. Atlanta meanwhile has won five of six after dropping four straight and will start Max Fried (5-2, 3.25 ERA) who has a strikeout ratio of 41-K's and just nine walks in 44.1 innings. Milwaukee will start Jhoulys Chacin (3-4, 4.57) who is 2-4 with a 3.69 ERA in seven career starts against the Braves. The Braves are 19-9 versus the Brewers in the last 28 meetings in Atlanta and get it done here. Take ATLANTA!
|05-16-19||Cubs v. Reds -125||Top||2-4||Win||100||8 h 37 m||Show|
Chicago at Cincinnati 6:40 ET
Reds over Cubs- Yesterday's overtime loss to the Reds was just Chicago's third loss in their last 16 games and leaves them with a four-game lead in the loss column over the Brewers in the NL Central. Today, the Cubs will start Jose Quintana (4-2, 3.50 ERA) who os coming off of a loss last time out but has had five quality starts in his last six outings. Cincinnati's Luis Castillo (4-1, 1.76) has gone seven starts without a defeat while allowing just 32 hits in 56.1 innings with 70 strikeouts. Once again it's CINCINNATI!
|05-15-19||Cubs v. Reds -126||Top||5-6||Win||100||8 h 20 m||Show|
Chicago at Cincinnati 6:40 ET
Reds over Cubs- The matchup here pits a pair of disappointing pitchers that are still trying to find their way early on this season. The free agent signing of Yu Darvish (2-2, 5.40 ERA) by the Cubs looks like a 'bust' right now as his control has been a major problem while Cincinnati's Sonny Gray (0-4, 4.15) has yet to win in eight starts. Gray who was an All-Star for Oakland in 2015 has allowed just 31 hits in 31 innings but has received little offensive support from his teammates. Chicago is hot winning 22 of their last 28 and have dominated the Reds going 42-19 in the last 61 meetings. After learning these stats it is difficult to understand why the Reds are favored. Take CINCINNATI!
|05-14-19||Padres v. Dodgers -149||Top||3-6||Win||100||12 h 25 m||Show|
San Diego at L.A. Dodgers 10:10 ET
Dodgers over Padres- In with the 'new' and 'out' with the old. San Diego rookie sensation Chris Paddack (3-1, 1.55 ERA) has been better than his record shows and the Padres are 6-1 in his seven starts. Paddack who has surrendered only 18 hits in 40.2 innings of work with 46 strikeouts is matched against 3-time Cy Young Award winner and future HOF and 2014 NL MLV Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 3.31) who also has a WHIP of 0.98. The improved Padres are still not in the Dodgers class and with their ace on the hill they should get the best of these upstarts from the south. Take LOS ANGELES!
|05-13-19||Astros v. Tigers +150||Top||8-1||Loss||-100||10 h 59 m||Show|
Houston at Detroit 7:10 ET
Tigers over Astros- Houston has picked up the pace winning their last five in-a-row but return to the road where they are just 10-11. The Astros as a matter of fact are just 8-13 against lefty starters but have been pounding the ball where ever they play of late. Scoring 15 runs Sunday Houston is now hitting over .300 as a team their last 10 games. Detroit will start Matthew Boyd (4-2, 2.86 ERA) who has allowed just 36 hits in 50 innings with 63 strikeouts and is 2-0 against the Astros but with a 5.71 ERA in three appearances. Tough spot for Houston after scoring 15 runs at home and now taking to the road. Take DETROIT!
|05-12-19||White Sox +103 v. Blue Jays||Top||5-1||Win||103||3 h 46 m||Show|
Chicago White Sox at Toronto 1:07 ET
White Sox over Blue Jays- The White Sox broke out of a team slump scoring seven runs in their Saturday win against the struggling Blue Jays who have lost nine of their last 11. Scoring has been even more difficult for Toronto to score as they have plated just five runs in their last 47 innings. Chicago will start Lucas Giolito (3-1, 4.06 ERA) who has allowed just 25 hits in 31 innings with 30 strike outs in his last 24 innings of work. Aaron Sanchez (3-3, 3.21) has been good enough but with little offensive support from his teammates scoring just 3.8 runs in his starts. Take WHITE SOX!
|05-11-19||Brewers v. Cubs -137||Top||1-2||Win||100||4 h 18 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 2:20 ET
Cubs over Brewers- These two rivals have alternated wins and losses their last five games and with the Brewers winnings their seventh straight yesterday 7-0. Milwaukee's staff has a 1.50 ERA during this seven game streak and will be throwing Zach Davies (4-0, 1.56 ERA) who held the Cubs without an earned run back on April 7. Chicago will start Cole Hamels (3-0, 3.38) who defeated the Brewers on April 6 is now 8-3 lifetime against them as the Cubs are 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 20-7 in their last 27 overall and 7-1 after a loss. Take CHICAGO!
|05-10-19||Yankees v. Rays -141||Top||4-3||Loss||-141||9 h 10 m||Show|
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay 7:10 ET
Rays over Yankees- Two of the winningest pitchers in the AL face-off as the Yankees send Domingo German (6-1, 2.35 ERA) against the Rays' Tyler Glasnow (6-0, 1.47) at Tampa Bay. New York who has had 14 players listed on the IL are scraping along and trail the Rays bye 1.5 games for the lead in the AL East. Both starters have been tough to hit as Glasnow has surrendered just 30 hits in 43 innings with 46 strikeouts and not allowing more then two runs in any of his seven starts. Take TAMPA BAY!
|05-09-19||Braves -102 v. Diamondbacks||Top||2-3||Loss||-102||10 h 28 m||Show|
Atlanta at Arizona 9:40 ET
Braves over Diamondbacks- Atlanta is coming off getting swept by the Dodgers in three games and it is the third time that they have lost a 3-game swept including one to Arizona in Atlanta three weeks ago. Yet, this game opens with the Braves favored because Mike Soroka (3-1, 1.14 ERA) gets the start for the Braves who is just 21-years old and has surrendered just 16 hits in 23.2 innings. Luke Weaver (3-1, 3.29 ERA) gets the nod for Arizona and is 1-1 with a lifetime ERA of against the Braves. Take ATLANTA!
|05-08-19||Twins v. Blue Jays +100||Top||9-1||Loss||-100||8 h 50 m||Show|
Minnesota at Toronto 7:07 ET
Blue Jays over Twins- The Blue Jays bats have gone silent as they have been shut out their past two games and have scored three runs or less in seven of eight games plating just 11 runs in those seven games. Minnesota is playing well and is 9-3 overall in their last 12 contests and are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The Twins will start Kyle Gibson (2-1, 4.68 ERA) who is 3-1 with a 5.01 ERA against Toronto and is coming off of a loss to the Yankees. Toronto will start winless Trent Thornton (0-3, 4.08) who has thrown better than his record who indicate. He has allowed just 28 hits in 35.1 innings but has received little offensive support at 3.6 runs per. Blue Jays score and win today. Take TORONTO
|05-07-19||Giants +114 v. Rockies||Top||14-4||Win||114||10 h 6 m||Show|
San Francisco at Colorado 8:40 ET
Giants over Rockies- Oh, how I'm hurting for San Francisco as an 'old' New York Giants Baseball Club fan it distresses me to see what they are right now. Their line-up is very weak hitting and powerless and their best player is also at the end of a great career and a couple of World Series rings but, nah. Colorado started the season slowly and have been gradually creeping back but have nothing more than inconsistent. Madison Bumgarner (1-4, 3.92 ERA) has to do it all himself as he has received little support getting merely 2-runs per start as they are just 2-7 in his last nine starts. More bad news for Giants backers is that they are 2-17 at Denver winning one game in each of the past two seasons. But, (there's always a but) Bumgarner has found hid 'spot' shutting down the Dodgers in his last start and is 14-8 with a 3.03 ERA versus Colorado and 5-6, 4.32 ERA at Coors Field. Take the GIANTS!
|05-06-19||Mariners v. Yankees -143||Top||3-7||Win||100||18 h 5 m||Show|
Seattle at New York Yankees 6:35 ET
Yankees over Mariners- Both clubs have 19 wins but they feel different about themselves because of the way they got there. Seattle who started the year 13-2 ended a six-game losing streak with an huge over-the-top victory 10-0 against Cleveland. The Yankees have 14 different player on the IL and continue to win with unknowns and reserves and have won 10 of 14. New York's CC Sabathia (1-1, 2.66 ERA) was on the shelf for awhile but has return in fine fashion, 20 innings only 15 hits but has had only 2.5 runs of support per start. But the Bombers are 13-4 in CC's last 17 starts versus Seattle and New York is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings. The Mariners will start veteran Felix Hernandez (1-2, 4.31) and they have struggled going 4-12 in his last 16 starts. Take NY YANKEES!
|05-05-19||Diamondbacks v. Rockies -135||Top||7-8||Win||100||5 h 41 m||Show|
Arizona at Colorado 3:10 ET
Rockies over Diamondbacks- Upon looking at this match-up I am a little miffed that Arizona who has won four straight with ace Zack Greinke (5-1, 3.27 ERA) on the mound is such a heavy underdog. Consider that the Diamondbacks are 12-5 in their last 17 trips to Coors Field. So, lets look at the Rockies with German Marquez (3-2, 2.93) on the bump and Colorado is 6-2 in his last eight home starts. When 'we' see that Grienke is 5-1 with a 4.18 ERA at Coors makes this even more intriguing. This one smells...take COLORADO!
|05-04-19||Cardinals v. Cubs -126||Top||5-6||Win||100||6 h 55 m||Show|
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 4:05 ET
Cubs over Cardinals- The Cardinals bats have cooled off their last two games scoring just once and losing twice entering their sixth straight road game. The Cubs have now won five straight and 16 of their last 22 and will send Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.02 ERA) to the mound. Darvish who has been one of the biggest free agent disappointments has found his old form of late going 2-1 while allowing just 11 hits in 16 innings while posting a 3.24 ERA. St. Louis will start Michale Wacha (2-0, 4.78) who has been great but forever struggles against the Cubs and is 4-8 with a 6.65 ERA in 18 career games including a 1-4 and 5.98 ERA at Wrigley Field. Take CHICAGO!
|05-03-19||Diamondbacks -103 v. Rockies||Top||10-9||Win||100||9 h 18 m||Show|
Arizona at Colorado 8:40 ET
Diamondbacks over Rockies- One club that few expected very little out of is the Diamondbacks who lost Goldschmidt among other but have come out strong winning 18 of 31. Colorado started slowly out of the box winning just two of their first 14 but have turned it around somewhat winning 12 of their last 17. But, the Rockies have trouble winning games when (Tyler Anderson 0-2, 11.34 ERA) starts going 5-12 un his last 17 home starts. Robbie Ray (1-1, 4.18) who has been pitching in hard luck will start for Arizona and has allowed just 23 hits in 32.1 innings while Anderson has surrendered 17 hits in his last 11 innings with a 12.34 ERA. Take ARIZONA!
|05-02-19||Blue Jays v. Angels -149||Top||2-6||Win||100||12 h 44 m||Show|
Toronto at L.A. Angels 10:07 ET
Angels over Blue Jays- Both of tonight's starting pitchers have had health issues in recent seasons and have missed a plethora of turns while still being effective when able to take the mound. Toronto's Aaron Sanchez (3-1, 2.32 ERA) has had blister and finger nail problems and hasn't been able to throw more than five innings and is 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA in four career starts. The Angels will start Tyler Skaggs (2-2, 3.15) who will be making his second start in two weeks because of a sprained ankle but has been effective. Take LOS ANGELES!
|04-30-19||Cubs -147 v. Mariners||Top||6-5||Win||100||11 h 19 m||Show|
Chicago Cubs at Seattle 10:05 ET
Cubs over Mariners- Chicago has been slow getting off the mark this season while the Mariners started 13-2 but have come back to the pack since that fast start. A pair of the best hurlers in the 'Bigs' as future Hall of Fame righty 'King' Felix Hernandez (1-2, 3.91 ERA) who is facing the Cubs for just the third time in his career without a decision. The 'Windy City' boys will start Cole Hamels (3-0, 3.16) who has been difficult to hit allowing just 22 hits in 31.1 innings with a 0.99 WHIP. Chicago is 9-3 in their last 12 games while the Mariners are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 5-16 in their last 21 inter-league games. Take the CUBS!
|04-28-19||Brewers v. Mets -122||Top||2-5||Win||100||3 h 12 m||Show|
Milwaukee at New York Mets 1:10 ET
Mets over Brewers- The Mets have now dropped three straight and are at 13-13 on the season and have yet to establish any consistency. Milwaukee has been up and down and streaking all season with most of the winning coming at home. The Brewers will start Gio Gonzalez who makes his 2019 debut who closed the 2018 season with Milwaukee going 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA down the stretch. So, it seems strange that no one would play Gonzalez who the Yankees has designated to Triple-A ball. Steve Matz (2-1, 4.03 ERA) get the nod for New York and he is 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA lifetime against the Brewers. Take the METS!
|04-27-19||Cubs -115 v. Diamondbacks||Top||9-1||Win||100||10 h 59 m||Show|
Chicago Cubs at Arizona 8:10 ET
Cubs over Diamondbacks- Arizona has been a bit of a surprise to date and have won five-in-a-row and 10 of their last 12 while the Cubs have dropped their last two games but are 7-3 in their last 10 outings. The D'backs will start Zack Godley (1-1, 6.67 ERA) who has alternated good and bad starts and he is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA in four career starts against Chicago. The Cubs will start struggling veteran Yu Darvish (1-3, 5.96) who has shown to be one of the worst free agent signing since the Yankees got Jacob Ellsbury who is just 2-6 with a 5.31 ERA since joining the club. This time it's CHICAGO!
|04-25-19||Yankees v. Angels -106||Top||5-11||Win||100||10 h 22 m||Show|
New York Yankees at L.A. Angels 9:07 ET
Angels over Yankees- 'Break-up the Yankees'...the cry of the also-rans during the 1950's as they dominated baseball with nine World Series appears in 10 years. Currently, the Yankees are 'all broke up' as they have 13 players on the IL including seven All-stars. But, that isn't keeping New York from winning as they are at a season high six-game winning streak and have won eight of their last nine. Tonight the Yanks will start Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 2.76 ERA) and he is perfect against the Angels 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in six career starts. LA will start their ace Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.47) who has struggled against New York going 1-4 with a 10.09 ERA in seven career appearances against NY. Yet, well, like I said at the top, these Yankees are all 'broke up' and are not the same club. Take LOS ANGELES!
|04-24-19||Phillies v. Mets +115||Top||6-0||Loss||-100||9 h 21 m||Show|
Philadelphia at New York Mets 7:10
Mets over Phillies- This one is a tough one for me on so many levels as I really don't like the starter that I'm going to back and 'like' the pitcher that I'm paying against. My issues start with New York Jason Vargas (1-0, 9.58 ERA) who has been totally ineffective as a Mets after having a career year in Kansas City. I 'saw' Vargas up close and personal in spring training and I believe that I could be a career .300 hitter against the garbage he was tossing up. This season he has already surrendered 17 hits in 10 innings on the season. Philadelphia will start Vince Velasquez (0-0, 2.55) allowing just 13 hits in 18 innings but has had little run support 2.7 per game. But, here it comes there's always a 'but'...Velasquez is 1-4 lifetime against the Mets with a 4.58 ERA in eight starts while Vargas is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA over the Phillies. Take the NEW YORK METS!
|04-23-19||Phillies v. Mets -127||Top||0-9||Win||100||9 h 37 m||Show|
Philadelphia at New York Mets 7:10 ET
Mets over Phillies- A pair of 'sad Zac's' will pitch for both squads as the Phillies will send Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.68 ERA) to the hill while New York will send Zack Wheeler (1-2, 6.35) to the mound. Despite the difference in ERA it could be argued that Wheeler has thrown better allowing just 21 hits in 22.2 innings while Eflin has surrendered 26 hits in 22 innings and is 2-3 with a 5.25 ERA in seven starts against the Mets. Wheelers has had three straight quality starts and is 4-2 with a 3.67 ERA lifetime against Philadelphia. Take the METS!
|04-22-19||Phillies v. Mets -110||Top||1-5||Win||100||8 h 51 m||Show|
Philadelphia at New York Mets 7:10 ET
Mets over Phillies- Despite Sunday's beating I really have confidence in 'our' strongest play today as the Mets host Philadelphia at Citi Field. Okay here's the deal, Steven Matz (1-1, 4.96 ERA) was having a great spring until he ran into this Philly lineup last Tuesday surrendering eight runs without recording an out (6 earned) allowing all eight batter to reach base. This exact situation presented itself to 'us' last week between the Dodgers and Brewers and it was an easy Megabucks winner, I expect the same here. Philadelphia is just 3-7 in their last 10 in New York. Although, the Mets have dropped six of eight they return to start a 10-game home stand. Look for the Mets and Matz to bounce back here in a BIG way. Take NEW YORK!
|04-21-19||Diamondbacks +104 v. Cubs||Top||1-2||Loss||-100||3 h 25 m||Show|
Arizona at Chicago Cubs 2:20 ET
Diamondbacks over Cubs- Arizona will start Robbie Ray (0-1, 4.64 ERA) who is winless in four start despite allowing three hits or less in each of his first three outings. The D'backs broke the Cubs four-game winning streak Saturday holding the inconsistent Cubs to four hits three of which were singles. Ray is 1-1 with a 1.88 ERA against Chicago while the 'Baby Bears' will give Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00) who is 5-3 with a 4.37 ERA against Arizona his first start of the season and he is not expected to go deep into this fray. Take the DIAMONDBACKS!
|04-20-19||Reds -109 v. Padres||Top||4-2||Win||100||10 h 58 m||Show|
Cincinnati at San Diego 8:40 ET
Reds over Padres- Cincinnati started the season with seven losses in their first seven road games but have managed a pair of wins in San Diego and come up a slight favorite here. The Padres have now dropped five straight and will be sending Eric Lauer (2-2, 4.91 ERA) to the mound and he will be opposed by Luis Castillo (1-1, 1.46) who has 32 strikeouts in 24.2 innings of work this season but is just 0-2 with a 5.17 ERA in three career starts against San Diego. Lauer has given up 21 hits in his last 16 innings of work with an ERA of 6.75 his last three outings. The Padres are just 3-12 on Saturdays and 17-36 in their last 53 home games. Take CINCINNATI!
|04-19-19||Dodgers -106 v. Brewers||Top||5-3||Win||100||9 h 29 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at Milwaukee 8:10 ET
Dodgers over Brewers- The battle of the long ball continues as the Dodgers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich match their skills with 10 homers each tied with Khris Davis for the MLB lead with 10. Los Angeles who has won five straight will start Ross Stripling (1-1, 2.92 ERA) who posted his win last Sunday to save the final game against Milwaukee in LA allowing just one run in eight innings and he has a 0.69 ERA in two appearances against the Brewers. Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 6.52) gets the nod for the Brewers and he is 11-10 with a 4.70 ERA in 27 outings against the Dodgers as he was rocked for six runs in 2.2 innings in that Sunday start at LA. Take the DODGERS!
|04-17-19||Astros v. A's -109||Top||1-2||Win||100||12 h 39 m||Show|
Houston at Oakland 10:05
A's over Astros- 'We' have been riding Houston for the most part during their 10-game winning streak but things look a bit different to me today. To start with they come up an underdog in this contest against Oakland who has lost their last two including a 9-1 loss yesterday to the Astros and have lost five straight to in this series. Tonight, Houston's Wade Miley (1-1, 3.45 ERA) is 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA lifetime against the A's including 5.2 innings of shutout ball in early April is an underdog. Oakland will start Frankie Montas (2-1, 3.18) who is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA against Houston and yet he is favored here. Take OAKLAND!
|04-16-19||Indians -111 v. Mariners||Top||4-2||Win||100||11 h 26 m||Show|
Cleveland at Seattle 10:10 ET
Indians over Mariners- Seattle started the season in Japan and continued their road trip and returned home 13-2, since then they have lost four straight. Tonight, the Mariners will start veteran thief Mike Leake (2-0, 4.15 ERA) who has had plenty of support in his starts with the Mariners averaging 7.3 runs in his three starts. But, Leake has surrendered 21 hits in 17 innings (well above the norm) and has been hit hard. The Indians will start Shane Bieber (1-0, 1.80) who has been virtually un-hittable allowing just seven hits in 15 innings. Bieber is 8-0 with a 3.25 ERA on the road and gets the win here. Take CLEVELAND!
|04-15-19||Indians -106 v. Mariners||Top||6-4||Win||100||11 h 41 m||Show|
Cleveland at Seattle 10:10 ET
Indians over Mariners- Seattle was cruising along at 13-2 when they returned home after an extended road trip where they won six straight haven't won since. The Mariners were swept by Houston in their three-game set and now face one of the league's toughest hurlers. It hasn't been that much better for Cleveland as they have dropped three straight themselves at Kansas City. The Indians Trevor Bauer (1-1, 2.29 ERA) will get the start and he has been un-hittable allowing just 11 hits in 20 innings with 24 strikeouts and has a WHIP of 0.97. Seattle will start Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 4.15) and he left his last outing because of leg cramps. Still it's about Bauer...take CLEVELAND!
|04-12-19||Mets v. Braves -105||Top||6-2||Loss||-105||9 h 25 m||Show|
New York Mets at Atlanta 7:20 ET
Braves over Mets- A pair of huge trends go head-to-head as the Mets invade Atlanta to face the red hot Braves. Atlanta has won their last three and will be sending Kyle Wright to the mound and the Braves are 0-6 in his six starts since his arrival in September but they have provided him with just 11 runs of support in six games. The Mets will start another of their 'great' pitching prospects as Zack Wheeler (0-2, 10.24 ERA) takes the hill. Zack had a great spring but faced the Nationals twice and was lucky to come away with just one loss as New York lost both of his starts. Atlanta is much better at home going 11-2 in their last 13 while New York still have problems with the Braves going 5-12 in the last 17 meetings and Braves are 7-1 in last eight overall. I don't care who pitches for the Braves, it won't matter! Take ATLANTA!
|04-12-19||Angels v. Cubs -147||Top||1-5||Win||100||5 h 32 m||Show|
L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs 2:20 ET
Cubs over Angels- I still contend that one of the best ways to win handicapping baseball is to ride the winning streaks and play 'against' when teams are on losing streaks. Okay, that being said I just want to note that Los Angeles somehow has won six in-a-row the last two without Mike Trout. But, they key factor is that they were all at home. Now, the Angels on the road are bedeviled going 1-5 and are 1-10 in their last 11 road games overall. The Cubs started poorly losing seven of nine on the road and now return home and look to return the favor to a west coast team that is playing 11 AM their time. Chicago has won the last four meetings. Take the CUBS!
|04-11-19||Pirates v. Cubs -128||Top||0-2||Win||100||9 h 2 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8:05 ET
Cubs over Pirates- The Cubs slow start (3-8) has some in the Windy City grumbling about Joe Madden and his future. Imagine that...the guy that led them to their only World Series win in 111 years. Chicago's offense has been spotty so far and their pitching has been hit hard with Yu Darish and Jon Lester ailing. Pittsburgh will start Joe Musgrove (1-0. 0.00 ERA) who dominated in his lone start against Cincinnati and is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA against the Cubs with both wins coming last season. Chicago will start Jose Quintana (0-1, 10.29) was blasted in his lone start last Friday against Milwaukee but is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five appearances against the Pirates. Add that the Cubs are 17-6 in Quintana's 23 home starts. Take CHICAGO!
|04-01-19||Angels -109 v. Mariners||Top||3-6||Loss||-109||10 h 9 m||Show|
LA Angels at Seattle 10:10 ET
Angels over Mariners- It is a shame that Seattle who is now 5-1 after having their way with the A's in Japan and in near sweep of the World Champion Red Sox and now will have all that momentum halted with the dethroned 'King Felix' Hernandez takes the mound. Chris Stratton starts for the Angels and spent the entire spring with the Giants and will be facing Seattle for the first time. Hernandez's slip is slowing as he was 0-8 with a 6.34 ERA in this last 11 starts in 2018. It may get better (how could it not) but not enough. Take LOS ANGELES ANGELS!
|10-26-18||Red Sox +145 v. Dodgers||Top||2-3||Loss||-100||29 h 48 m||Show|
Boston at L.A. Dodgers 8:05 ET
Red Sox over Dodgers- I am having difficulty digesting the fact that for the first two games of the World Series one manager out-smarted everyone by taking 126 homers out of the line-up because of percentages. This is a team like the Yankees that is power driven (long ball) and are not built for the playoffs where pitching and defense are the most important factors. Listen all, I am a New Yorker and of course would love to see 'any' team from Boston lose...but, from start to finish this season they have been the best and have shown it in the playoffs and World Series , there is no reason to thing they wilL stop, the Dodgers have been exposed and the Red Sox are just the all-around better team . Take BOSTON!
|10-24-18||Dodgers v. Red Sox -138||Top||2-4||Win||100||7 h 57 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at Boston 8:05 ET
Red Sox over Dodgers- Okay, we are all aware of David Price's record in post-season action (1-9 as a starter) but, I believe he has turned the corner after his last and most successful outings. This Dodgers are playing for the first time at Fenway Park and will be starting Hyun-Jin Ryu who has come-on later in the season. But, the Red Sox are better balanced and move up 2-0 in the series. Take BOSTON!
|10-23-18||Dodgers v. Red Sox -143||Top||4-8||Win||100||10 h 55 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at Boston 8:09 ET
Red Sox over Dodgers- When baseball people would talk about World Series droughts the Red Sox were always at the top of the list along with the Chicago Cubs. Bit, Boston ended that 1919 wayback win by getting a title in 2004 and two others since while the Dodgers haven't cashed in last in 1988 (Kurt Gibson the hero). Clayton Kershaw who is making his first start in Fenway Park seems to have broken his post-season hex with performances in the NLCS against the Brewers but he just doesn't have the same 'stuff' on the mound. Chris Sale starts for Boston, is healthy and ready to go in Game One. Take BOSTON!
|10-19-18||Dodgers -104 v. Brewers||Top||2-7||Loss||-104||10 h 20 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers and Milwaukee 8:40 ET
Dodgers over Brewers- The 'Book' sez...we are supposed to be on the Brewers and for a few reasons. First, they are in a must win situation, second they are at home because they won more games than anyone else in the NL. So, why is Milwaukee a team that is 54-31 at home an underdog here? Maybe they think Greg Counsell's antics have run there course or that Christian Yelich (3-20, .150) like some many other stars after great regular season's just don't deliver in the post season. Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0, 1.59 ERA) starts for LA while it doesn't matter who starts for Milwaukee if the ever get the lead. The 'numbers' don't lie...take LOS ANGELES!
|10-18-18||Red Sox v. Astros -183||Top||4-1||Loss||-183||8 h 50 m||Show|
Boston at Houston 8:09 ET
Red Sox over Astros- I've seen enough. Having to watch the Astros go down the way they did last night left me thinking that there is no way the Red Sox are going to lose. They have done it all season winning 108 regular season games with the player that had the best all-round season Mookie Betts leading the way as he did last night. The pressure in all on Houston and they just can't match what the Sawx have here, last year was theirs this year it's Boston. Take the RED SOX!
|10-17-18||Red Sox v. Astros -142||Top||8-6||Loss||-142||10 h 19 m||Show|
Boston at Houston 8:39 ET
Astros over Red Sox- After a loss in Game 1 of this series the Red Sox of this have bounced back with a pair of wins as their bats have come alive. Boston will start Rick Porcello (18-7, 4.18 ERA) who pitched an inning of relief in Game 2 and has a post season win against the Yankees. Houston will start Charlie Morton (15-3, 3.13) who is making his first post season start for a club that is 7-1 after a loss and 25-8 in their last 33 overall. Take HOUSTON!
|10-16-18||Brewers v. Dodgers -147||Top||1-2||Win||100||11 h 49 m||Show|
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers 9:05 ET
Dodgers over Brewers- The Brewers (+) provided a huge underdog win for 'us' last night despite the efforts of the in-over-his-head manager Greg Council who is getting as bone-headed as the Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Bringing pitchers in for no reason other then to be seen on National TV has been Council's trait and Robert leaves pitcher in to hit in late innings trailing with tying runners on base. Tonight, LA goes with veteran Rick Hill who went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 12 innings against the Brewers this summer. Take the DODGERS!
|10-14-18||Astros v. Red Sox +115||Top||5-7||Win||115||9 h 53 m||Show|
Houston at Boston 7:10 ET
Red Sox over Astros- so here he is...the $250,000,000 man starting for the Red Sox with an 0-9 career playoff record with a 6.03 ERA. I am of course referring to David Price who gets the start for Boston today. Houston will go with Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.29 ERA) has 12 strikeouts in seven innings in his first post season start and was 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA against Boston this season. Still, the Sox can't afford to go down 0-2 at home. Take BOSTON!
|10-13-18||Astros v. Red Sox -111||Top||7-2||Loss||-111||10 h 19 m||Show|
Houston at Boston 8:09 ET
Red Sox over Astros- As a former New York Yankees' season ticket holder you have no idea how much this selection hurts me. Having to take the Red Sox pains me until I get the final score and 'collect.' Justin Verlander (1-0, 3.38 ERA) worked five hitless innings against Cleveland in the opening of the Division series and will up against an equally impressive playoff performer Chris Sale (1-0, 2.84) who struck-out eight in 5.1 innings in his playoffs action against the Yankees. Look I hate to do it but 'Beantown' is the side. Take BOSTON!
|10-09-18||Red Sox v. Yankees -117||Top||4-3||Loss||-117||9 h 7 m||Show|
Boston at New York Yankees 8:05 ET
Yankees over Red Sox- Boston showed the Yankees and the rest of the AL why and how they won 108 regular season games Monday. The Red Sox have one of the best balanced lineup in baseball and will send native New Yorker Rick Porcello (17-7, 4.38 ERA) who was 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA against New York this season but is 0-3 with a 5.33 ERA in 12 post-season starts. CC Sabathia (10-6, 4.20) is 8-3 with a 3.26 ERA in 18 postseason appearances including 6-0 with a 3.32 ERA in ALDS starts. Add that the Yankees are 7-1 on their last eight home playoff games. Take the YANKEES!
|10-08-18||Astros v. Indians -122||Top||11-3||Loss||-122||19 h 47 m||Show|
Houston at Cleveland 1:30 ET
Indians over Astros- Unlike the Rockies I expect the Indians to return home and get some base hits, especially against the one pitcher who has had an off-season for Houston. Dallas Keuchel (12-11,3.74 ERA) finished the regular season going 1-1 with a 5.76 ERA and struggled against the Indians this summer surrendering six runs in 11 innings. Cleveland will start Mike Clevinger (13-8, 3.02) who did finish strong going 6-1 with a 2.17 ERA in 11 starts. AT home he have been great at hoe going 7-3 with a 3.14 ERA in 17 starts. Take the INDIANS!
|10-07-18||Brewers v. Rockies -152||Top||6-0||Loss||-152||6 h 7 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Colorado 4:37 ET
Rockies over Brewers- Milwaukee is on a streak in the playoffs that only a few have enjoyed as they have posted 10 straight wins going back to the regular season and can move to the Championship series with a win today. Colorado has hate to play four games against three different teams in three different cities in five days, now they return home where they play better as their batting averages climb. German Marquez (14-11, 377 ERA) get the start for the home clubs and he has been outstanding striking out 230 in less then 200 innings and has not allowed more then three runs in any of his last 13 starts. Take COLORADO!
|10-06-18||Indians +138 v. Astros||Top||1-3||Loss||-100||17 h 60 m||Show|
Cleveland at Houston 4:30 ET
Indians over Astros- Cleveland is the dark horse in the AL and their Game 1 performance had them playing the part losing meekly 7-2 against the Astros losing to their best Juston Verlander. Today they will start Carlos Carrasco (17-10, 3.38 ERA) who closed the season with an impressive outing against Kansas City after three previous losses while Houston will counter with Gerrit Cole (15-5, 2.81) who won his last five regular season appearances. The Indians have lost four straight road playoff games but are 27-13 in the last 40 meetings. Take CLEVELAND!
|10-05-18||Yankees v. Red Sox -173||Top||4-5||Win||100||22 h 14 m||Show|
N.Y. Yankees at Boston 7:32 ET
Red Sox over Yankees- I don't believe it, I don't believe all the reports of Chris Sale's (12-4, 2.11 ERA) supposed 'problems.' WE know how dominating he can be as his number tell the tale only 102 hits surrendered in 158 innings while throwing to a WHIP of 0.86. The Red Sox didn't allow his to do much in the closing weeks but believe me if he is starting this game he is ready. Yankees' bats aren't geared for this...take BOSTON!
|10-04-18||Rockies v. Brewers -153||Top||2-3||Win||100||5 h 48 m||Show|
Colorado at Milwaukee 5:07 ET
Brewers over Rockies- It looks like Greg Counsell will take the Oakland A's route by starting a reliever in Game 1 of the NL Division Playoffs with one minor difference. Bob Melvin started 'his' relievers in an elimination game where every action is considered to win, whereas the Brewers are just starting a Best-of-5 series. Milwaukee has the advantage of home field but in is more then that, Colorado is going to play their four game in five days in four different cities and the wear could slow them down today. The Brewers were 5-2 against the Rockies this summer and did end up with the best record in the NL. Take MILWAUKEE!
|10-02-18||Rockies +129 v. Cubs||Top||2-1||Win||129||10 h 10 m||Show|
Colorado at Chicago 8:00 ET
Rockies over Cubs- In a very unusual situation both these clubs had an opportunity to win their respective divisions yesterday and must now after losing will play a one-and-done Wild Card elimination match. The ironic thing is that both these clubs had the division lead with three games remaining and were able to hold off the Dodgers and Brewers. Colorado will start Kyle Freeland (17-7, 2.85 ERA) who closed the season with 11 straight quality starts going 8-0 with a 2.18 ERA. Jon Lester (18-6, 3.32) who is also hot finishing the season 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA over his last eight starts. But, he is 1-3 in five starts against the Rockies. It's been a struggle for Chicago of late while Colorado won nine of 10 before their loss to Los Angeles Monday. Take the ROCKIES!
|09-26-18||Dodgers -115 v. Diamondbacks||Top||2-7||Loss||-115||11 h 9 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at Arizona 9:40 ET
Dodgers over Diamondbacks- The Dodgers hold a half-game lead over Colorado in the NL West but are threatened by St. Louis for the final Wild Card spot. It's not that complicated but the Dodgers still need to win with just four games to go. Arizona has fallen by the wayside during crunch time winning just four of their last 17 games to fall 8-games behind Los Angeles and Colorado. The Dodgers will start Ross Stripling (8-5, 2.84 ERA) who has lost three straight decisions and is just 0-3 with a 5.19 ERA at Chase field. But, Arizona is sending their best Zack Greinke (14-11, 3.21) to the hill and the game is a virtual pick-em and he is just 2-6 since August. Take the DODGERS!
|09-24-18||A's v. Mariners -127||Top||7-3||Loss||-127||12 h 49 m||Show|
Oakland and Seattle 10:10 ET
Mariners over A's- The Athletics have finished their home schedule 50-31 and must finish with six games on the road against the Mariners and Angels. Oakland trails New York for the first Wild Card spot and need just one more victory to clinch their place in the post season. The Mariners have had their way with the A's as they are 17-8 in the last 25 meetings and 8-2 in the last 10 in Seattle. The Mariners will start Jim (No-hit) Paxton (11-6, 3.83 ERA who needs just six strikeouts for 200 on the season. Take SEATTLE!
|09-21-18||Red Sox v. Indians -128||Top||7-5||Loss||-128||8 h 6 m||Show|
Boston at Cleveland 7:10 ET
Indians over Red Sox- It took 153 games of which Boston won 104 before they clinched the AL East. (HA). The Red Sox have been great all season long and the sealed the AL Eastern Division with a 11-6 win over the Yankees yesterday. I expect a little letdown for a week or so. Tonight, Boston will start Chris Sale (12-4, 1.92 ERA) and he just wen three innings in his last start as they prepare him for the playoffs. Cleveland will start Trevor Bauer (12-6, 2.22) who is 6-1 with a 1.87 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 12 home starts. Take CLEVELAND!
|09-20-18||Red Sox v. Yankees -160||Top||11-6||Loss||-160||9 h 58 m||Show|
Boston at New York Yankees 7:50 ET
Yankees over Red Sox- I guess 'turn-about-is-fair-play' and the Yankees look to atone for their four game disaster at Fenway Park in August. Boston need one more win to clinch the AL East but the Yankees are making them suffer a bit as they look to sweep this three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Masahiro Tanaka (1205, 3.47 ERA) has a current 20 inning scoreless streak and has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his last 11 starts and he is 8-4 in 17 career starts against the Red Sox. Aaron Judge is back and that makes the Yankees that much better. Take NEW YORK!
|09-19-18||Cubs v. Diamondbacks -105||Top||0-9||Win||100||11 h 29 m||Show|
Chicago at Arizona 9:40 ET
Diamondbacks over Cubs- Just when the games become most meaningful the Diamondbacks are hitting the skids and not baseballs as they have lost their last four while the Cubs who are struggling with relief pitcher injuries are keeping pace. Chicago is set to start Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.67 ERA) who is 4-0 since coming over from Texas with a 1.57 ERA. Arizona will start Robbie Ray (5-2, 4.14) who is 2-0 in his last 11 starts. The Cubs may not need their relief pitchers as their starters have a 2.53 ERA since August 16 but they won't have enough tonight. Take ARIZONA!
|09-18-18||Cubs -107 v. Diamondbacks||Top||9-1||Win||100||9 h 42 m||Show|
Chicago at Arizona 9:40 ET
Cubs over Diamondbacks- Just when the games become most meaningful the Diamondbacks are hitting the skids and not baseballs as they have lost their last three while the Cubs who are struggling with relief pitcher injuries are keeping pace. Chicago is set to start Mike Montgomery (4-5, 3.87 ERA) who has a 1.69 ERA against Arizona while the D'Backs will start Matt Andriese (3-5, 4.76). The Cubs may not need their relief pitchers as their starters have a 2.53 ERA since August 16. Take CHICAGO!
|09-16-18||Dodgers -145 v. Cardinals||Top||0-5||Loss||-145||10 h 58 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at St. Louis 8:05 ET
Dodgers over Cardinals- In the tight NL Wild Card chase the Dodgers in three days have gone for the outside looking in to the top spot in the West. Los Angels has now won four straight while St. Louis has taken a different road and have lost their last four. A pair of pitchers recently off the disabled list take the hill tonight, for the Dodgers it will be Ross Stripling (8-3, 2.61 ERA) and for the Cardinals it is Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.70). For LA ,Stripling is making his eighth straight road start and just his second since off the DL while Wainwright is also making just his second start off the DL. The Cards started haven't made it back yet as he is 0-2 with a 5.74 ERA in three starts at home. Take the DODGERS!
|09-15-18||Dodgers -127 v. Cardinals||Top||17-4||Win||100||3 h 60 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at St. Louis 1:15 ET
Dodgers over Cardinals- The Dodgers have picked up the pace winning their last three as they continue looking up at the Rockies and Diamondbacks on the outside in as far as the NL playoffs are concerned. These two have identical record but in realistic terms only Los Angeles has a viable chance for the postseason. Rich Hill (8-5, 3.88 ERA) will start for Da' Bums while John Gant (7-5, 3.16) gets the nod for the Birds. The Dodgers are 'hot' and will continue their chase in theWest with a win here. Take LOS ANGELES!
|09-14-18||Dodgers -120 v. Cardinals||Top||3-0||Win||100||6 h 49 m||Show|
Los Angeles at St. Louis 8:15 ET
Dodgers over Cardinals- The Dodgers remain 1-game back in the Wild Card race and are currently on the outside looking in. Yet, last night when discussing the NL chances in the World Series most of the opinions were that the Dodgers were the best match-up against either Houston or Boston. Doesn't it seem strange that they would 'like' a team that may not even qualify for the post season. St. Louis who leads LA by that single game is just 5-7 in September after a 22-6 August and will start Jack Flaherty (8-6, 2.92 ERA) who is 4-0 in his last seven starts. LA will start (Oh I love this guy) Walker Buehler (6-5, 3.09) who was knocked around by the Rockies in his last start. He redeems himself here. Take the DODGERS!
|09-11-18||Indians v. Rays +103||Top||2-0||Loss||-100||9 h 27 m||Show|
Cleveland at Tampa Bay 7:10 ET
Rays over Indians- Last April when the MLB season began I saw the Rays as one of the worst team on all of baseball, I thought that they were weak hitting and were slow afoot with virtually no pitching depth. So here we are now in mid-September with Tampa Bay behind Cleveland by just one game in the loss column but unfortunately for them they play on the AL East with the Red Sox and Yankees while the Indians lead the AL Central by over 15-games. The Rays have now won 12 straight games at home and playing indoors with the dingy lighting aids them more then most. As a small dog they have plenty of bite. Take TAMPA BAY!
|09-08-18||Dodgers -134 v. Rockies||Top||2-4||Loss||-134||11 h 32 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at Colorado 8:10 ET
Dodgers over Rockies- The Dodgers were expected to run away with the title in the NL West and find themselves trailing the Rockies by a half-game for the top spot and a full game behind in the Wild Card chase. Now. On the road against their most determined rival they are a strong favorite as Walker Buehler (6-4, 2.92 ERA) take the mound. Buehler's ERA is a meager 1.48 over his past seven starts and Los Angeles is 8-1 in their last nine games against NL West opponents. Colorado will send Kyle Freeland (13-7, 2.96) who is 7-1 with a 2.35 ERA (not bad) and is still the underdog according to oddsmakers. Tale the DODGERS!
|09-07-18||Astros -110 v. Red Sox||Top||6-3||Win||100||9 h 16 m||Show|
Houston at Boston 7:10 ET
Astros over Red Sox- These two clubs may end up facing each other for the AL title and Word Series spot as Boston roars through the league. So, when I see the Red Sox open as an underdog at home my eyebrows raise. Granted Houston is the defending World Series Champions but there is no way the should be favored here. David Price (14-6, 3.50 ERA) returns after missing one start after winning five straight in his last seven starts with an ERA of 1.62 since the all-Star break while Astros starter Gerrit Cole (13-5, 2.86) has 243 strikeouts this season. Even so Boston should not be a dog at Fenway with their 'hottest' pitcher on the hill. Take HOUSTON!
|09-05-18||Cardinals v. Nationals -117||Top||7-6||Loss||-117||9 h 8 m||Show|
St. Louis at Washington 7:05 ET
Nationals over Cardinals- Now that they have 'thrown in the towel' the Nationals are playing inspired baseball winning two of their last three contests in dramatic fashion including Monday's extra inning come-from-behind victory over St. Louis. Tonight, the Cardinals will send Miles Mikolas (13-4, 2.96 ERA) who has started to show some wear and tear as he has allowed seven runs and 20 hits in his last two starts covering just 9.2 innings. He has two career starts against Washington and is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in two starts. Take WASHINGTON!
|09-03-18||Giants v. Rockies -130||Top||8-9||Win||100||5 h 0 m||Show|
San Francisco at Colorado 3:10 ET
Rockies over Giants- Colorado trails both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks by 1.5 games for the final Wild Card spot in the NL and open 10-game home stand where they will play three against the Dodgers and four against Arizona. But, first they must take care of business also ran Giants. San Francisco who is 29-40 on the road will start Madison Bumgarner (5-5, 2.68 ERA) while Colorado will start Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.69). The Rockies have won five of the past six meetings and that is probably why the line is do high against Bumgarner. Giants weak hitting is their domed. Take COLORADO!
|09-02-18||Diamondbacks v. Dodgers -168||Top||2-3||Win||100||5 h 18 m||Show|
Arizona at L.A. Dodgers 4:10 ET
Dodgers over Diamondbacks- Late heroics were provided by Matt Kemp last night as his 3-run homer gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win and pulled them even with the Diamondbacks for the top spot in the NL West. With 26 games remaining for both clubs each leads Colorado by a half-game and the Wild Card is also in the mix. Arizona will start the rejuvenated Clay Buchholtz (7-2, 2.07 ERA) who is 6-1 with a 1.53 ERA in his last nine starts while the Dodgers will start hard throwing rookie Walker Buehler (6-4, 3.02) who was 2-0 with a 1.07 ERA in has last four starts in August. This time it's the DODGERS!
|09-01-18||Rays v. Indians -119||Top||5-3||Loss||-119||9 h 39 m||Show|
Tampa Bay at Cleveland 7:10 ET
Indians over Rays- In a scheduling oddity Tampa Bay and Cleveland a pair of American League clubs met each other for the just the second time Saturday and are off their first meeting Friday where the Indians prevailed 3-0. Tonight the Rays will start Blake Snell (16-5, 2.05 ERA) who is second in the Al in wins and ERA but was left off the original All-Star team selection but is being considered for the Cy Young Award. Cleveland will counter with Shane Bieber (8-2, 4.52) who is unbeaten in his last six starts and went 3-0 in August. Take CLEVELAND!
|08-31-18||Diamondbacks v. Dodgers -125||Top||2-3||Win||100||12 h 16 m||Show|
Arizona at L.A. Dodgers 10:10
Dodgers over Diamondbacks- There is something way wrong with this 'price.' Zack Greinke (13-8, 2.92 ERA) who has defeated the Dodgers twice already this season with 17 strikeouts in 12.1 innings. Arizona won yesterday's contest 3-1 and are now 10-4 against the Dodgers this summer. Los Angeles will start Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1, 2.18) who is 3-3 with a 3.90 ERA in 12 career starts against the D'backs. Ryu who is making his 3rd start off the disabled list has surrendered just 34 hits in 45 innings and somehow gets the win here. Take the DODGERS!
|08-30-18||Pirates +104 v. Cardinals||Top||0-5||Loss||-100||9 h 22 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at St. Louis 7:15 ET
Pirates over Cardinals- At this point the Pirates after losing 11 of their last 15 games are playing out the string and are looking forward to the chance to play golf everyday. St. Louis on the other hand has won nine consecutive series and find themselves 4.5 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central. Pittsburgh will start Joe Musgrove (5-7, 3.56 ERA) who has five straight quality outings with an ERA of 2.12 during that span but has hit up for four runs in four innings last time out against Milwaukee. St. Louis will send John Gant (5-5, 3.56) who has had seven of eight starts where he allowed two runs or fewer...the one game he didn't he surrendered six runs and eight hots to the Pirates. I expect more of the same. Take PITTSBURGH!
|08-29-18||Blue Jays v. Orioles -110||Top||5-10||Win||100||9 h 33 m||Show|
Toronto at Baltimore 7:05 ET
Orioles over Blue Jays- 'Break-up the Orioles!' After having won two games in-a-row Baltimore has raised their win total to 39 and won't finish the season with the worst record in MLB history (NY Mets 40-120 in 1962). Toronto had won 10 straight meetings between the two before the series started but have dropped the last two 7-0 and 12-5. The Blue Jays will start Ryan Borucki (3-3, 4.12 ERA) and he will face the Orioles for the first time and he is 1-2 with a 5.86 ERA on the road. Alex Cobb (4-15, 5.00) was on a pace to lose 20 games but has been outstanding in his last five starts allowing just 25 hits in 35 innings. He has been rocked twice by Toronto this season but has a 4.34 career ERA against the Blue Jays. Take BALTIMORE!
|08-28-18||Diamondbacks v. Giants -106||Top||0-1||Win||100||13 h 36 m||Show|
Arizona at San Francisco 10:15 ET
Giants over Diamondbacks- Arizona has dropped 3-of-4 and now hold just a one-game lead over Colorado and have a huge four-game series with the Dodgers looming ahead this weekend. The Giants who are not in contention for anything can become spoilers and they have one of the best in the game on the hill with Madison Bumgardner (5-5, 2.88 ERA). The D'Backs will start a re-built Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2,25) who has a 1.73 ERA in his last seven starts and is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in three career starts while the 'Bum' is 3-2 with a 1.71 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP at home this season. Take SAN FRANCISCO!
|08-26-18||Nationals v. Mets +100||Top||15-0||Loss||-100||3 h 1 m||Show|
Washington at New York Mets 1:10 ET
Mets over Nationals- The two most disappointing teams in the NL hook up once again at Citi Field in New York where the Mets host the downtrodden Washington Nationals. New York will start Steven Matz (5-10 4.55 ERA) and the Nationals remember this guy...he's the one who started July 31 against Washington who that day scored 25 runs. It looks like the Nats have thrown in the towel since the trade of Murphy to the Cubs as they have been shut out three straight games with Harper going 0-11. Take NEW YORK!
|08-24-18||Cardinals v. Rockies +104||Top||7-5||Loss||-100||10 h 1 m||Show|
St. Louis at Colorado 8:40 ET
Rockies over Cardinals- Change is good, just ask the St. Louis Cardinals who have won 13 of 15 under new manager Mike Shildt while Colorado has won 10 of their last 12. Both the Red-birds and Rockies are fighting for the two possible Wild Card spots as the Cards hold the first spot by a half game over the Rockies. Miles Mikolas (13-3, 2.80 ERA) has won his last five starts and has allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his last 11 starts but this time out he's pitching at Coors Field. Colorado will start Antonio Senzatela (4-3, 4.47) who has allowed just four runs in his last three starts and is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA at home. Take the ROCKIES!
|08-22-18||Indians -108 v. Red Sox||Top||4-10||Loss||-108||7 h 16 m||Show|
Cleveland at Boston 7:10 ET
Indians over Red Sox- The chants of 'Break-up the Red Sox' have died down a bit since Boston has fallen three straight games their high for the season. Still, the Sawx have a nine-game lead over the second place Yankees and will send left-hander Brian Johnson (4-3, 4.00 ERA) to the hill who is 3-0 in August despite allowing 12 runs and 17 hits in just 17 innings. Cleveland will start Carlos Carrasco (15-6, 3.33) who is off back-to-back seven inning shutouts. The Indians are 17-4 their last 21 on the road and pick-up another win tonight. Take CLEVELAND!
|08-21-18||Braves v. Pirates +102||Top||6-1||Loss||-100||9 h 22 m||Show|
Atlanta at Pittsburgh 7:05 ET
Pirates over Braves- The Braves may still be in first place by a game and a-half but they are sliding after getting swept four games at home by Colorado. Pittsburgh has bounced back from a season high five-game losing streak of their own to defeat the Cubs twice despite scoring just five runs in the four game series. Atlanta will start Kevin Gausman (7-9, 4.22 ERA) who is 0-1 with a 8.44 ERA lifetime against Pittsburgh. The Buc's will start Ivan Nova (7-7, 4.26) and the is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA against Atlanta in his career. Take PITTSBURGH!