Last Friday of July, so let’s cap it off on a high note, MLBbro.com fam! If you tuned in last week, we hit the triple play and walked into the weekend a perfect 3-0. Today we’re hoping to score bigger than the head honcho @RobParkermlbro at the upcoming NABJ convention honoring our boss.
ANYWHO…let’s get to the picks!
- Luis Arraez has been cookin’ for the Miami Marlins (-150). Nevermind the Marlins’ post all star break slump, their third year second baseman has maintained his hot streak at the plate, and his batting average is still well above .300 and nearly touching .400 (currently .376).
The Detroit Tigers (+130) are hoping to cool Arraez off, and hope that starter Reese Olson (1 win – 4 losses, 4.53 ERA) can finally land his second win of the year. I have a feeling that win won’t happen when they visit South Beach, as the Tiger’s offense is ranked in the bottom five in all offensive categories.
Bros Best Bet. Marlins ML (-150)
2. The AL (B)East is in full effect, as the New York Yankees (-125) are road favorites against the division leading Baltimore Orioles (+105). “How Sway?” One reason and one reason only, the Yankee’s premiere ace, Gerritt Cole (9 wins – 2 losses, 2.78 ERA). Cole has proven to be the one consistent on a team of inconsistency, and he’s hoping his 144 strikeout count climbs against the Orioles who are ranked ninth in both runs scored and slugging percentage. Sidenote:
Could we see the return of MLBbro Aaron Judge?
No Judge. No Contest. Orioles RL +1.5 (-150).
3. Somebody finally woke up the Philadelphia Phillies (-165) to get things going in their 2023 campaign. The Phillies have won three of their last four, and their starter Zack Wheeler (7 wins – 5 losses, 3.88 ERA) has yet to lose this month.
The same can be said about the PIttsburgh Pirates’ (+140) starter Mitch Keller (9 wins – 6 losses, 4.01 ERA). His undefeated month was powered by a sudden surge in run support, as the Pirates achieved nine runs scored in his four July starts. Unfortunately for Mitch, the Pirates haven’t reached nine runs in their last seven games played.
Philly fasho’. Phillies ML (-165)