Take a big sip of water MLBbro.com fam! We have been on a RUN the last week. Six big wins and just two losses if you’re following us (Twitter: @MLBbrodotcom), and that equates to our bankrolls being up four units. Units so big that Randy Johnson would be proud. Before the big boss Rob Parker breaks out the baby oil and KOOLs, let’s get to these picks!
- It’s getting hot and heavy in the ‘Natti! The Cincinnati Reds (+150) broke out the brooms as they swept the Cubs and Red Sox to end the month of May on a five-game winning streak. They look to keep that fire stoked against the up and down Milwaukee Brewers (-175), who are far from safe in their top spot over the NL Central.
The Reds are marching out their left-handed rookie, Brandon Williamson (0 wins – 0 losses, 5.02 ERA) to take on the Brewer’s ace Corbin Burnes (4 wins – 4 losses, 3.68 ERA). Even with Burnes’s subpar start to the season, his experience should elevate his teams play in this interdivision battle.
With 59 strikeouts on the season, Burnes hopes to slow down the top three ranked on base percentage team on their home field.
Time to throw some water on their parade. I got the Brewers ML (-175).
2. My Oakland A’s (+175) are a bad team. The team is SO BAD, the fans are showing up just to boo and hold up signs denouncing the owners and their plans to move to Las Vegas. The A’s almost looked relieved to go on a cross country road trip (they beat the Braves…TWICE), but that ends when they face the Miami Marlins (-205).
The Marlins rookie righty Edward Cabrera (3 wins – 4 losses, 5.02 ERA) should have the start of his career against the bottom of the barrel ranked A’s offense (bottom 10 in every offensive category). The Marlins offense should put up double digits against the A’s Hogan Harris and his 10.13 ERA.
This should be a deadly case of the “Miami Flu.” Bro’s Best Bet is Marlins ML (-205)
3. As we mentioned, the Atlanta Braves (-125) dropped back to back games against the horrible A’s. It may have been a stroke of luck, though, as the Braves continue to rule the NL East behind the instant offense combo of Ronald Acuna Jr (.324 batting average) and Matt Olson (17 home runs, 42 RBIs).
The Arizona Cardinals (+105) are looking for the luck they had to start the season, as they hope to keep pace with their division leading Dodgers. After winning their last four games of May, starter Merrill Kelly (6 wins – 3 losses, 2.83 ERA) is poised to silence the noisy bats of the Braves and keep this game within reach.
Pitching battle to end our night! Braves/Diamondbacks UNDER 9 total runs