After a nice 2-0 sweep last night, we're hungry for more winners! The Braves continued their hot hitting by trouncing the reeling Yankees. The Orioles prevailed over the Padres in the late nightcap to give us a perfect evening.
Let's keep the hot streak going with 3 MLB Best Bets for Tuesday, August 15. Good luck with all of your wagers!
Is this Braves offense the greatest of all-time? I know that sounds overly dramatic, but my goodness, they just keep terrorizing opposing pitchers. Heck, it seems like Atlanta puts up 10 runs almost every other night. Last night, newcomer Nicky Lopez got in on the fun with 3 hits and 3 RBI.
I'm not a big fan of Bryce Elder, but he's a whole lot more trustworthy than Luis Severino. Severino's ERA is over 8 and he just hasn't been the same guy since his lat injury earlier this season. I look for the Bravos to jump on Severino early and often in this one.
Let's lay the half run in the first 5 innings and hope that Matt Olson, Ronald Acuna, and Austin Riley can all stay hot. Let's go Braves!
The books keep disrespecting the O's and I'll keep riding them until they make an adjustment. Baltimore continues to find ways to win baseball games and San Diego keeps finding ways to push itself further out of the NL Wild Card race. The Orioles have won 7 of them while the Pads have only won 2 of 10.
I actually rate Michael Wacha as slightly better than Jack Flaherty in the starting pitcher department. That being said, Wacha has been on the IL with shoulder inflammation and there's no telling how well he'll perform against a very good Baltimore lineup. He hasn't pitched since July 1st.
The O's have nice edges with both their bullpen and their offense in this one. Look for guys like Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman to continue to come up big. Give me the better team once again at the dog price.
Might as well ride the hot bats of the Texas Rangers! They blanked the Angels 12 zip last night and I doubt Lucas Giolito can slow them down in Game 2. Los Angeles acquired Giolito in a trade, but he's been struggling over his last 5 starts with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 4.60.
The Rangers will be starting Jordan Montgomery in this one, and he's looked fantastic since coming over from St. Louis. The crafty lefty is 1-1 and has struck out 11 since donning a Texas uniform just after the trade deadline.
The Texas offense has been insanely hot of late, as they're averaging 5.9 runs per 9 innings over their last 10 games. Look for Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia to carry the load in this one. Go Rangers!