We split a pair of baseball selections yesterday. The Reds took an early lead, but they ended up getting blown out by the Orioles after a lengthy rain delay that seemed to steal their mojo.
Thankfully, the Angels won for us by beating the White Sox in the bottom of the 9th to help us break-even for the night. Let's get hot again with 3 MLB Best Bets for Tuesday, June 27. Best of luck with your picks!
Sure, the Pads have burned us a few times this season, but they shouldn't have any trouble with the free-falling P'Rats tonight. As disappointing as San Diego has been, Pittsburgh has lost 12 of 13. This is a good chance for the Padres to get right on the road.
Yu Darvish has struggled lately, but he's 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA in his career against Pittsburgh. Look for Yu to get his nasty sweeper working tonight. 43-year-old Rich Hill will get the start for the Pirates. How the heck is this guy still in the majors?
We're expecting San Diego's offense to get to Hill early and often in this game. Manny Machado is hitting .444 against Hill with 2 homers. Juan Soto has also took Hill deep. Let's play the Pads to win by 2 or more!
I don't love this spot because teams usually have a Colorado jet-lag a couple of days after playing in the thin air. Nevertheless, this White Sox team is in complete disarray. I wouldn't be surprised if they sell off a ton of players before the trade deadline.
You have to love betting on Shohei Ohtani against this lackluster Chi-Sox lineup. Ohtani is a modern-day Babe Ruth at the plate and on the mound. He ranks in the 93rd percentile in strikeout rate and he should carve up the Pale Hose with ease tonight.
Chicago starter Michael Kopech has a lively fastball, but his walk rate of 11% is a red-flag. Another bad sign is that this Angels lineup has hit 3 homers off of him. Play the Halos on the run line.
Okay, I might need a psych eval for betting on the Oakland Triple A's. However, this Yankees club hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire either. New York has only won 4 of their last 10 and they miss Aaron Judge in the worst kind of way.
We're playing Oakland in the first five because we can't trust their erratic bullpen. However, we think the A's have a solid edge in the starting pitching department. Paul Blackburn has nice edges over Jhonny Brito in hard-hit rate (29.5% vs 36.8%), walk rate (6% vs 9.6%), and K-rate (25.6% vs 16.7%).
Tony Kemp has busted out of nasty slump by hitting safely in 9 of his last 10 outings. Brent Rooker leads the A's in homers (13) and RBI (38). Take a deep breath and play Oak-town in the first 5 innings!