The month of August is almost done. The MLB Season continues to wind down, and with it are several divisional races yet to be wrapped up. Tonight, there are 14 games taking place, many with significant implications for the balance of the year.
For instance, the Texas Rangers are facing off against the New York Mets, a chance for the Rangers to get back on track. The Rangers have been on a cold streak lately, and a series against the lowly Mets could help them in their quest to continue fighting for the division race.
The same can be said about the series between the Cleveland Guardians and Minnesota Twins. With a sweep, the Twins are that much closer to a division title, widening their lead to nine games.
With these in mind, let’s take a look at our favorite props from tonight’s games, which are all found on PrizePicks.
Adam Wainwright reminds me of Gary Busey’s character from Rookie of the Year. He’s an aging veteran who is a great locker-room presence, but his on-field performances have left something to be desired.
Wainwright is on the bump tonight for the St. Louis Cardinals, who are slated to face off against the San Diego Padres.
He has only achieved more than three strikeouts in three games all season, a trend that’s not likely to continue against the Padres. Tonight, I’m taking the under on Wainwright’s strikeouts and would recommend it to anyone.
Grayson Rodriguez has put together quite the year for the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles currently hold one of the league’s top records, due to a combination of elite offense and fantastic pitching.
Tonight, Rodriguez and the Orioles are facing off against the Chicago White Sox, who have been one of the most surprising teams across the league this season.
Rodriguez has thrown at least 94 pitches in four of his last five outings, an indication of what the Orioles think about him. They trust him to go deep in games, leading to a lot of pitches thrown in each outing.
When thinking about Rodriguez’s ceiling for tonight, look for a strong outing that could go into the seventh or eighth inning, leading to this over hitting.
The New York Yankees have struggled throughout the year, an unexpected season for one of the most storied franchises in league history.
Their starting pitching is one of their biggest causes for concern, which unfortunately includes Luis Severino. Severino has walked at least two batters in four of his last five starts, an indication that his control isn’t what it used to be.
We’re banking on Severino to have another tough outing tonight, walking at least two batters in this contest.