I went 2-1 yesterday. I should have easily been 3-0. I had E-Rod over 4.5 strikeouts and that hit in 2.1 innings. I also has Orioles and Brewers -1.5 over two terrible teams. The Orioles got out to a 6-0 lead and I was ready to declare a win, when the Royals stormed back. At one point it was 9-8 Orioles, then they pulled away late to cover. The Brewers were up 4-0 through 6 innings and lost the damn game to the Rockies. Wasn’t it just a year ago that the Brewers bullpen was the best in the league?
Fortunately a few bets I didn’t officially post hit so I covered my losses from a crappy week. Red Sox and Blue Jays Over was easy, Braves -1.5, no problem. And, Anthony Santander hit a homerun in the top of the 1st inning in KC at +650.
Let’s get on a hot streak. 52-46 on the season:
Justin Steele to record Over 17.5 outs, -120
Steele has gone 6 innings,or more, in all but one start. The Cubs are on a 3 game losing streak and are going to jump on Steele’s back today to get back on track vs. the Marlins
Blue Jays @ Pirates, Total Over 9 Runs, -105
Toronto games have gone over 5 of the last 6 games, Pirates only scored 4 runs in Tampa Bay, but should be happy to be home and see Chris Bassitt. Rich Hill goes for the Bucs, and the Jays are very familiar with him.
Red Sox @ Phillies, Phillies -.5 1st 5 inning run line, -125
Zack Wheeler vs Chris Sale. There’s a slight chance that we see the good Chris Sale…there’s a better chance he allows 4-5 runs in 4 innings. Wheeler has settled into a groove after a slow-ish start to the season.
Ozzie Albies to hit a homerun, +550
Paul Goldschmidt to hit a home run, +360
Ozzie is barreling everything right now. He hits more home runs from the left side, which he’ll be doing tonight vs Righty Dean Kremer, who has allowed 7 home runs in 29 innings.
Goldschmidt has only hit 4 home runs, but he is facing a mediocre lefty and at some point hitters are going to hit. I look forward to Marmol getting canned so we can bet on the Cardinals to get really hot.