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San Diego cashed for us last night, which was our 6th straight baseball win! A lot of folks were expecting the Padres to come out flat after a long road trip back from Mexico City. We didn't think that would matter against a lowly Reds team, and we were right.
Winning streaks are always fun, and we're going to ride this horse til she dies. Let's stay hot with 3 MLB Best Bets for Tuesday, May 2. Enjoy the games, and good luck!
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
We're going to keep fading this Chi-Sox team until further notice. The Pale Hose are only 8-21 on the year and have won only 1 of their last 10 ball games. To make matters worse, Chicago is sending Michael Kopech to the hill tonight.
Kopech has been awful this season, with a FIP of 7.44 and a hard-hit rate of 58.1%!!! Minnesota's lineup hasn't been raking the ball that well, but they should be able to knock Kopech out of the game early. Polanco, Miranda, and Kepler have all homered off of Kopech in their careers.
We can't say enough good things about Joe Ryan. He's 5-0 on the year with an ERA of 2.81 and a tiny WHIP of 0.81. That low of a WHIP number means that he's had good command and hasn't walked many hitters. Let's lay the moderate price with the Twinkies in this one.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers
We may need our heads examined for fading a guy like Zac Gallen, but this price is too good on Texas. The Diamondbacks have been impressive, but the Rangers are the much better overall ballclub, and we're getting them at home at a nice underdog price.
Sure, Gallen has been a machine, but this Rangers lineup has the firepower to get to him. Texas averages 6.49 runs per 9 innings, which ranks 2nd in MLB. Gallen is a stud, but his hard-hit rate (39.3%) is actually quite a bit higher than Texas starter Jon Gray's (30.6%).
We're expecting Gallen to dominate for a few innings, but Texas should be able to take over once the D'Backs turn it over to their bullpen. Arizona relievers have an ERA of 4.56, while Texas's pen is at 3.46. Give us Texas at the juicy price!
Seattle Mariners vs Oakland A's
Seattle has been a disappointment, but Oakland may end up being one of the worst teams in MLB history. Oakland opponents at anything less than -150 will be a consideration for us until further notice. The A's have won just 6 of 29 games this season, which is crazy when you think about it.
Seattle hasn't been hitting well, and Julio Rodriguez is a little banged up with a sore back. That being said, the Mariners have a solid bullpen, and that gives them an edge in this matchup.
Mariner relievers have a WHIP of only 1.29, while Oakland's bullpen WHIP is at a whopping 1.75. Oakland starter Mason Miller has a great fastball, but Seattle will find a way to win this one on the road.