Last night’s win was just about all we could ask for. The game pretty much unfolded exactly how I wrote it up. I said that you are going to know Jose Fernandez’s name by the end of the night, and he surely got the attention of a few people. He pitched brilliantly, locating his pitches with ease, and throwing a nasty breaking ball throughout that was unhittable. Fernandez finished the game allowing only 2 hits. He also is only the third pitcher 20 or younger with 10 K’s with a max of 2 hits and a walk. Padres’ starter Jason Marquis wasn’t too bad either, but all it took was one bad inning to give way to a Marlins’ win. We look to a familiar face on Tuesday to pocket some more coin. I have now had five straight winning days, let’s make it six.
Free MLB Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -150 at New York Mets +130 (Total: 7)
Patrick Corbin (9-0, 2.22 ERA) vs. Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 3.72 ERA)
Another Patrick Corbin special coming right up. After cashing plenty of Corbin tickets consecutively, I am looking that way again for some more cash. Corbin has been an under machine, pitching his way to a perfect record, where he is still seeking his 10th victory on the season. Unlike Fernandez, I don’t think I need to do much of an introduction for Corbin now. He features a 2.22 ERA and has been lights out of late with an ERA of 1.96. Even more impressive than his ERA is his fantastic WHIP of only 0.74!
Corbin should have his way against a less than impressive offensive team in the Mets. You need to go all the way back to June 23rd to find a game where they scored more than 5 runs. That was against John Lannan of the Phillies, a below average left-hander. They haven’t faced a pitcher of Corbin’s caliber between now and then either. In fact, he will be one of the best they have faced all season.
All of the talk is of Matt Harvey on the Mets, rightfully so, he is having himself a Cy Young campaign, but Jeremy Hefner is doing pretty well in Harvey’s shadow. His ERA of 3.72 could look better, but he has been steady lately which is key. His last three starts have yielded an ERA of only 2.12. The last time Hefner has allowed more than 3 runs was back on May 18th against the Cubs on the road. Hefner is also much better at home, 2.92 ERA versus a 4.40 away.
This isn’t the first time, and won’t be the last time I play a Corbin under bet. I am going to ride it until the wheels fall off, and thus far, all it has been doing is turning into money. Not only has Corbin been hitting unders at a rapid rate, but Hefner has been holding his own as well. The Diamondbacks’ offense is in a bit of a slump, a perfect time to expect another low scoring affair involving Patrick Corbin.
Free Pick: UNDER 7