We’re welcoming those August dog days of summer at the MLBBro.com offices, but “Don’t call it a comeback!” in the famous words of James Todd Smith because we’ve been rolling with the winners since July! Skip that summer music festival and kick it with the #BrosBettingBaseball (@bbruh916/@abookay3) because we stay working hard to leave you saying “today was a good day” every Friday, hold the Ice Cube. So sit back, relax, and catch a contact with three picks that will leave you screaming “My, my, my!” and we’re willing to share because it ain’t no fun if the homies can’t get none!
1. It’s the 5th of the month, so let’s head to the Land of Bone, Thugs, and Harmony as the Cleveland Guardians (no line posted) look to get “Bizzy” against the Houston Astros starting at 4:10pm Pacific. The Astro’s lefty Framber Valdez looked chopped and screwed in the month of July, as he struggled to just a .500 win percentage and gave up multiple earned runs in every start last month. He’ll be facing off against fellow southpaw Kirk McCarty of Cleveland, who’s astronomical 6.05 ERA makes him more like the man on the moon than a Big League ace. Po’ up and double up on the #BrosBestBet as we’re hoping the rejuvenated Astros -1.5 Runline and their latest trade deadline additions can help them capture a big win and help us secure a big bag.
2. There’s nothing hotter than a New York summer when it comes to the MLB, and the bridge isn’t over when you’re headed to Queens to watch the New York Mets (no line posted) host the Atlanta Braves. The Braves have been So So Def behind starter Ian Anderson as he’s rolled out batters to the tune of 9 wins and 6 losses, despite his 4.99 ERA. But our favorite MLB Bro “Freaky” Taijuan Walker has been an absolute Bonecrusher this season, and he “Ain’t Neva Scared” when he’s sporting 9 wins – 2 losses and a 2.79 ERA to lead the Metropolitans to the top of their division. With the division lead down to 3.5 games between the rivals, we’re still taking the Mets Moneyline to hold on and send the Braves back to the dirty with their tailfeathers tucked between their legs.
3. Finally, let’s head bang and mosh our way up to the Pacific Northwest as the Seattle Mariners (-190) look to stay in a state of Nirvana against the visiting Los Angeles Angels (+160). The Emerald City has picked up the pace since the summer started while the Angels have fallen from grace and were reportedly listening to offers for Sho…Nevermind. You might call the “other team in LA” a bunch of Foo Fighters for constantly cashing out MVPs and coming up short of anything even closely resembling a playoff contender.
Look at the Mariners to continue to win behind lefty starter Robbie Ray (8 wins – 8 losses, 4.11 ERA) as the Angel’s Patrick Sandoval (3 wins – 7 losses, 3.61 ERA) has 5 lost straight games since the start of July, and PropaganDrew pulled even deeper stats showing the Angels are a bottom 5 team vs. left-handed pitchers. Dial up the Mariners Moneyline and kick them nasty losses…because BABY WE’RE BACK!