Rockies vs Cubs, pick Cubs, WON Rangers vs Nationals, pick Nationals, LOST Marlins vs Pirates, pick Marlins, LOST Athletics vs Rays, pick Rays, WON White Sox vs Indians, pick White Sox, LOST Mets vs Braves, pick Mets, WON Orioles vs Yankees, pick Yankees, WON Angels vs Astros, pick Angels, WON Phillies vs Cardinals, pick Cardinals, WON Brewers vs Diamondbacks, pick Diamondbacks, WON Reds vs Dodgers, pick Reds, LOST Royals vs Padres, pick Padres, LOST Twins vs Giants, pick Giants, WON Mariners vs Blue Jays, pick Blue Jays, WON
The Nationals got swept by the Texas Rangers this weekend and are looking for Strasburg to stem the tide. They can do a lot worse than that in my opinion. Strasburg has only lost once in his last eight starts against the Braves. That will continue today as he gets the win and the Nationals break the streak.
Rockies (Freeland) vs Pirates (Taillon)
Jameson Taillon is pitching five weeks after having surgery for testicular cancer. That is absolutely amazing to me. I am rooting hard for him today and will pick him to win. Some things are more important than baseball, but I am glad he is back doing what he loves. Go Jameson!!
Cubs (Lackey) vs Mets (deGrom)
This game is intriguing to me. The Mets have been playing decent baseball the last couple weeks and now find themselves only five games under .500. With the way the season started it could have been a lot worse at this point. The Cubs are right at .500 and people are asking “what is wrong with them?” As far as this game I am going to go with the Mets to take the first game of this series.
Phillies (Eickhoff) vs Red Sox (Porcello)
These two starting pitchers are really struggling. Jerad Eickhoff and Rick Porcello are a combined 3-15. Fortunately for Porcello he is facing a team that will allow him to get right, as the Phillies are terrible. The same can’t be said for Eickhoff as the Red Sox are good. Porcello gets back in the win column today.
Pick: Red Sox
Mariners (Gallardo) vs Twins (Mejia)
These two pitchers faced each other last week, and I picked Mejia and the Twins at Safeco Field. Now that the game is in Minnesota (advantage Twins) I will not be changing my mind. Gallardo doesn’t make it past the fourth inning and the Mariners lose their third in a row.
Orioles (Miley) vs White Sox (Pelfrey)
The Baltimore Orioles have to be happy to be getting out of the Bronx, after getting outscored 38-8 in a three game series. I know the Yankees offense is good but that is pitiful. Fortunately for them they now get to face a White Sox team that is similarly struggling. I am going with Baltimore to play like the team before they got shellacked in the Bronx and get the win today.
Rangers (Darvish) vs Astros (Musgrove)
I know the Astros are the better team, but Darvish is the better pitcher. He hasn’t proved it much this year but I think he will today.
Yankees (Tanaka) vs Angels (Meyer)
The Yankees have scored 38 runs in their last three games and now get to face Alex Meyer. Slam dunk here.
Reds (Arroyo) vs Padres (Perdomo)
Bronson Arroyo to get the win. The Reds have to be thrilled to leave Los Angeles, and now get to face a struggling Padres team to get back in the win column. They will do that today behind the pitching of Bronson Arroyo. Yes you head that ladies and gentlemen. Bronson Arroyo will shut down a Major League team and get the win.