The second half of the season is upon us, MLBbro.com Fam! Hopefully you enjoyed our amazing coverage of the Midsummer Classic as much as the big boss, Rob Parker.

Between the All Star Game, eating glizzies all over the map, and leaving unused undergarments in his hotel rooms, this man has been having a summer to remember.

 

ANYWHO…let’s get to the picks!

 

  1. The battle for mediocrity is what both the San Diego Padres (-115) and Philadelphia Phillies (-105) were hoping to avoid this season. And yet, here we are. With both teams sending out pitchers who haven’t shown a glimmer of hope this season (combined record of 5 wins – 8 losses), this should be a barn burner.

 

Bombs away. Padres/Phillies OVER 9.5 total runs (-115)

 

  1. In the “Barry Bonds Game,” the San Francisco Giants (-130) take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (+110). Even with the Giants climbing the ranks as the Pirates continue nosediving out of the playoffs, this could be a good spot for the underdog Pirates. Giants’ pitcher Ross Stripling (0 wins – 2 losses, 6.37 ERA) is still chasing his first win and it likely won’t come against the Pirates’ Rich Hill (7 wins – 9 losses, 4.78 ERA). 

 

Bet on the Buckos. Pirates +1.5 RL (-155).

 

  1. The senior special should be in effect for the final game of the day between the Los Angeles Dodgers (-125) and New York Mets (-105). The Mets’ will march out the 17-year veteran Justin Verlander (3 wins – 4 losses, 3.6 ERA) out to start the game. He iis hoping to finally get himself into gear and snap the slumping Mets out of their first half of the season daze.

 

For the Dodgers, Julio Urias (6 wins – 5 losses, 4.76 ERA) will make the start and should be fully locked in after making his return from injury just before the all star break. The Dodgers have been known to heat up in the second half of July, so we’re banking on them keeping to trend.

 

Bro’s best bet. Dodgers ML (-125)

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