Welcome back for more Juice where we gamble on some of today’s MLB games. Overall I am 36-10 which is 78%. Enough chat, let’s get to it.
I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again, one of these teams will win the AL East. I think both of these teams have more talent than Boston and have the chance to go far in October. With that being said, the Yankees are still just surviving until their real team comes back which does not look like anytime soon. On the other hand, the Rays are red hot with one of the best pitching staffs…well that was until Glasnow got injured. These teams played 3 great games last week and it looks like we’re ready for 3 more. Tonight we have CC 3K (2-1 2.36 ERA) going up against Stanek (0-1 2.45 ERA) and unfortunately we won’t have the pitching matchups like last week. The last time the Yankees faced Stanek, he gave up a run in the one inning and I think the Yankees will tack on a few more to that total. In Yankee Stadium, I think the Yankees take this Game 1 of the series with a 7-3 win against the Rays. CC is going to have his best stuff tonight and they’ll roll over the Rays. Give me the Yankees -1.5 and the over 9.
The Cincinnati Reds have found their groove and watch out baseball, well maybe. The Reds are coming off a huge series win over the Cubs to inch them closer to the .500 mark as well as the top of their division. Castillo is a legitimate Cy Young contender and Suarez has been on a tear recently. For the Dodgers, I mean they’re the Dodgers. They have the 2nd best record in baseball behind the Astros and show no sign of stopping thanks to Cody Bellinger. They met earlier this season and the Reds got swept, but the Dodgers are a different team on the road and right after that, the Reds got on the right track. Tonight we have Rich Hill (0-1 4.20 ERA) going against DeSclafani (2-1 4.17 ERA). The Reds are a better team at home and so is DeSclafani. I think they continue their roll tonight with a close win against the Dodgers. I think they win 8-6. Take Cincinnati-1.5 and go ahead and pound the over 9.5.
The Diamondbacks have sort of been a surprise team this season, especially after giving away their best player to the Cardinals. I wish the same could be said for the Giants, especially with it being Bochy’s last season but they have shat the bed. They have some time to recover, but their pitching staff us awful especially in the first inning. With Buster coming back tonight, the Giants are back full strength. Tonight we have Samardzija (2-1 3.51 ERA) going up against Kelly (3-4 4.70 ERA). The interesting part of this series is their records home and away. The Diamondbacks are far better on the road while the Giants are as well. Kelly is showing some massive improvement and honestly he could end up being a star. I think he’ll continues his rise this evening getting the best of Samardzija. Give me Arizona -1.5 and the over 9 because these pitching staffs will struggle tonight. Diamondbacks win 6-4.