A handful of afternoon games on the Wednesday MLB docket leaves us with fewer options to consider for this evening’s three-game parlay ticket. After digging through the 10 contests on the evening schedule, we have decided to zero in on the following trio of games.
First up is the finale of a three-game series between National League East rivals. The New York Mets will be in Atlanta to close things out with the Braves. The clubs have split the first two games with both sides seeing the bats come alive in their respective wins.
The second game on our ticket is the final game if an intriguing set between two top American League squads. The Boston Red Sox are in Minnesota for the finale of a three-game set with the Twins. These two teams have also split so far as they head into tonight’s rubber match.
Last up is the third of a four-game series between National League West rivals. The San Francisco Giants are in Los Angeles to continue their set with the Dodgers. Both teams will send southpaws to the mound for what looks like an intriguing pitching matchup.
That’s three solid games to look forward to for another exciting evening of MLB action. Let’s take a look at all of them in full detail, starting with the battle in Atlanta.
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New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 PM EST, MLBN
Mets vs. Braves Pick:
This series opened up on Monday with a 12-3 win for the Braves. Ozzie Albies was among the offensive heroes with a four-RBI night. On Tuesday, the Mets returned the favor with a 10-2 victory. Pete Alonso went 4 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs to lead the way on offense.
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This series marks the start of an 11-game road swing for the Mets. The club is 5-5 over its last 10 games overall. For the year, New York is 15-24 in away games. The Braves wrap up a 10-game homestand tonight for which they have gone 7-2 thus far. The team is 23-17 at home for the season.
The Braves have the overall edge on offense and the hotter bats over the last five games as well. Jeff McNeil is batting .333 to lead the Mets. Alonso tops the team with 24 homers and 57 ribbies. For the Braves, Freddie Freeman leads the way with a .312 BA, 20 HRs, and 53 RBIs. Ronald Acuna Jr. has chipped in with 17 homers and 49 RBIs.
Matz has been solid for the most part this year, but he has had a few spots in which he has been tagged pretty well. Last time out, he gave up three earned runs over six innings in a no-decision versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Fried has had some struggles of late with 19 total earned runs allowed over his last five starts. In his last outing, he gave up five runs over 4.2 innings versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Braves have the clear edge when the relievers get involved in this evening’s festivities. Matz has lasted six innings for each of his last five starts. Fried has made it to five innings or more for three of his last five games.
The bats for both sides have rotated between quiet and potent for the two games in this series thus far. Matz has shown more overall consistency of late, while Fried hasn’t made it out of the 4th inning in two of his last three starts. We like the Mets for game one on tonight’s ticket.
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins, 8:10 PM EST, FSN
Red Sox vs. Twins Pick:
On Monday, the Red Sox got a stellar performance out of starter Rick Porcello. He pitched seven scoreless innings as Boston picked up a 2-0 win. Last night, the teams needed 17 innings to decide things. A Max Kepler RBI single was the difference maker in a 4-3 Twins victory.
Boston closes out a six-game road trip with tonight’s game. They have gone 4-1 thus far and check with a mark of 23-18 in away games for the year. The Twins are 5-3 on the current homestand which wraps up tonight. The club is 24-12 in home games on the season.
The Twins have the overall advantage, but the Boston bats have been more lively recently. Rafael Devers is batting .304 to lead the Red Sox. J.D. Martinez is tops on the team with 16 homers, while Xander Bogaerts leads with 48 RBIs. Jorge Polanco leads Minnesota with a .326 BA. Eddie Rosario has the team lead with 19 homers and 52 ribbies.
Rodriguez has been up and down overall, but he has been really solid for three of his last four starts. In his last game, he pitched seven innings and gave up one earned run in a win over the Baltimore Orioles. Gibson has wrapped two scoreless appearances around one in which he was tagged for five earned runs. Last time out, he got the win over the Kansas City Royals with eight innings of scoreless ball.
The Red Sox have the statistical advantage, and they have done it over more innings of work to boot. Rodriguez has lasted five innings or more for each of his last eight starts. Gibson has done the same for each of his last 10 games.
Through two games, this series has been close and interesting. We’re expecting more of the same tonight. The starting pitching matchup is close, but the Red Sox have the edge when the relievers get involved. We like Boston for game two on our ticket.
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 PM EST, ESPN
Giants vs. Dodgers Pick:
The Giants opened up this series on Monday with a 3-2 victory behind six solid innings from Tyler Beede, who earned his first MLB win. The Dodgers bats woke up last night as they evened the score with a 9-0 win. Enrique Hernandez smacked a grand slam in the 7th inning to put a bow on the evening.
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|LA Dodgers||49-25||W1||6-4||1-NL West||382||263|
This series kicks off a seven-game road trip for the Giants. The team went 5-3 on its recent homestand. For the year, San Francisco is 16-19 in away games. The Dodgers are in the middle of an 11-game home stretch for which they have gone 4-2 so far. Los Angeles is 29-9 at home this season.
As the numbers indicate, the Dodgers win this one in a no contest. Brandon Belt is batting .241 to lead the Giants. Pablo Sandoval is tied with Belt for the team lead in homers with nine. Kevin Pillar is tops with 32 ribbies. Cody Bellinger leads the way for the Dodgers with a .355 BA, 23 HRs, and 58 RBIs. Max Muncy has contributed 17 dongs and 45 RBIs.
Pomeranz has had some trouble spots this year, but he has been good for his last two outings. In his last start, he pitched five scoreless innings in a win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Hill is having himself a fine season through nine starts. Last time out, he gave up three earned runs over seven innings in a win over the Chicago Cubs.
While the Giants are anemic on offense, the bullpen has been a strength of the team. Pomeranz has lasted five innings for his last two appearances, but he was struggling mightily before then. Hill has lasted five innings or more for each of his last seven games.
San Francisco has been playing better than its overall record recently, but they are still outclassed here. While Pomeranz seems to have settled down after a rough patch, Hill has been consistent all year. We’re going with the Dodgers for the final game on tonight’s ticket.