After a dreadful 0-3 evening, we're piping mad and ready to bounce back strong! The Tigers, Red Sox, and Rangers all let us down in the worst kind of way. It's been a while since we've experienced the golden sombrero and it's never fun.
Time to shake it off and move on! Here are 3 MLB Best Bets for Tuesday, August 29. Let's get back on track!
This one is a little scary because of how Michael Lorenzen has been pitching lately. That being said, Tyler Anderson hasn't been much better. This Phillies lineup has also hit Anderson pretty well in their careers, as their combined expecting batting average is .320 against the young lefty.
Lorenzen has a nice slider and an above average change up when he's dealing well. He's really struggled since throwing a no hitter against Washington, but I think he figures things out tonight against this subpar LAA lineup. Lorenzen's walk rate is only 6.9%, which is one of the best in the league.
This Philadelphia lineup has been red hot, and they have five hitters with an expected slugging percentage of at least .441. The Angels only have two in that category (Ohtani and Moniak). This is a bit juicy, but I'll ride the Phillies at home.
The Orioles burned us on Friday with our run line play but will try them again tonight against the flailing White Sox. I'm not crazy about Dean Kramer but he's really impressed me this season for Baltimore. He doesn't throw that hard, but he has a pretty good sweeper.
Even with the unfortunate injury to Felix Bautista, the Orioles still have a strong bullpen advantage in this one. Baltimore's reliever ERA is only 3.52 while Chicago's is 4.83. That's a huge edge in our favor.
Baltimore has the offensive edge as well, especially since Anthony Santander is back in the lineup and is red hot. He had another three-run homer last night and I expect him to stay hot in this one. Let's ride the O 's.
Man, I must be a glutton for punishment. Texas burned me last night with the first 5 wager, but I'll go back to the well with them again tonight. You have to have a short memory in this business and not hold grudges.
Andrew Heaney is a decent left-handed pitcher for Texas. He doesn't often work deep into games, but he has good enough stuff to get strikeouts when he needs them. I can't say the same for Jose Quintana. His statistics point to some serious regression.
I'm hoping that last night's comeback win will fire up this Rangers offense. Texas came back in the 9th inning to gain a victory for the first time since June 16th. Let's bank on Corey Seger and Adolis Garcia doing some big things in this one. Go Rangers!