We notched a nice winner last night, our fifth in six plays, with a good 4-0 Astros victory. The Astros win paid out with a lot of juice, but the runline play more than made up for it, making it a slight uinderdog winner and a nice profitable evening. Let’s see if we can replicate it again tonight as a nice weekend of action kicks off in MLB.
The Yankees and Astros begin a series this weekend with both teams looking to improve their playoff positioning; theYankees trail Tampa Bay by just a game and a half for first in the East while the Astros continue to hold a five game lead over Los Angeles and Texas. Meanwhile, the Cardinals and Cubs begin a great divisional rivalry with both teams being in playoff position at the same time for the first time in quite a while. It should be fun this weekend in St. Louis and MLB TV has the action tonight at 8:15 EST. Lastly, the A’s host the first place Royals – and normally the best team in the AL visiting one of the worst wouldn’t pique my curioustiy, but with the A’s winning five straight and eight of ten it will be interesting to see if they can continue their surge with some stiff competition this weekend.
It’s a great weekend of MLB action – so let’s make it even better by stacking up a few more winners and capping off a great week.
Today’s Free Pick:
Minnesota Twins +111 at Milwaukee Brewers -122 (Total: 7.5)
Trevor May (4-5, 4.03 ERA) vs. Kyle Lohse (3-9, 6.03 ERA)
It’s not a good thing when your ERA is over six and it is almost the All Star Break. It’s also not a good thing when you could notch your tenth loss before the mathematical midpoint of the season because it puts a staggering 20-losses in the potentiality. So let’s just say it’s been a disappointing year so far for Kyle Lohse…
He gets a shot to try and stabilize things tonight at home, but he is facing a quality Minnesota Twins team. On the downside for the Twins, the little shot of energy from prize rookie Byron Buxton will be gone after just two weeks as he landed on the DL today with a broken thumb.
Trevor May has been the exact epitome of a middle rotation starter. Nothing great. Nothing bad, but pretty reliably average. That could be enough tonight to scratch out a win against the scuffling Lohse. Either way, the 7.5 run total feels really vulnerable tonight. Lohse has lost three straight starts and is 0-5 with a 7.69 ERA in his ;ast six starts. UGLY.
But I’m not sure Trevor May has a shutout in his hip pocket tonight either. I’m betting on offense in a game I am really surprised isn’t an 8 or 8.5 run total line.