We're 5-2 this week, even after a disappointing 1-2 result last night. The Reds pulled through for us in 10 innings against the Nats. However, both the Rangers and Marlins let us down in a big way.
Let's finish the week on a high note with our MLB best bet for Friday, July 7. Let's go to work! We hope you all have fantastic weekends!
So, let me get this straight. We're getting the best and the hottest team in baseball at an underdog price (Atlanta) against a team that's lost 5 in a row (Tampa Bay). Sign me up every day!
Charlie Morton will face his former club tonight and he's had his curveball working to perfection lately. The 39-year-old veteran didn't allow a run against Miami in his last outing and has put together 4 straight quality starts. Look for Morton to dominate a Rays lineup that's been struggling in a big way.
Just how bad has Tampa been at the plate? They're only hitting .212 against right-handed pitchers over their last 10 ball games. That's pretty shocking for a team that's 57-33 on the year.
Tyler Glasnow will get the ball for Tampa, and he's been striking out a ton of hitters lately. That being said, he hasn't seen anything like this Braves lineup, which has been piping hot for over a month now.
Matt Olson leads the club in home runs with 29 and RBI with 70! Ronald Acuna Jr. continues to be in the driver's seat for the National League MVP, as he's hitting .337 with 21 homers and 41 stolen bases. The Bravos will stay hot tonight with another win on the road!