As we (@bbruh916 / @abookay3) drag our sorry butts into the MLBBro.com offices, we’re depressed at last week’s 1 win 2 loss record…shame, shame, shame. I can’t look into Hall of Famer Rob Parker’s eyes. I shudder wondering what the head honcho JR Gamble is thinking about our Ls to the Reds and Mariners.
But hey, if we can take a whoopin’ from our pops for watching the dirty cable channels on his blackbox back in the 90s, we can bounce back from last week! We’re going to do better, Dad America! Here are the revenge picks for today, the first Friday of June…
1. Game 1 takes place at 1:05 PM Eastern in the Bronx, as the New York Yankees (no line posted) take on the Detroit Tigers. Even though the Tigers were showing signs of life against the sneaky good Twins, the Bronx Bombers and righty Gerrit Cole (3.12 ERA) haven’t let off the gas all season. The Yankees money line are the Bros Best Bet, with their 4th ranking slugging % and 2nd ranked homer totals, this should be a walk in the park against the Tiger’s RHP Elvin Rodriguez (6.17 ERA) who is still winless on the season.
2. Speaking of the Yankees, we’re staying here for “Propagan”Drew’s prop of the day. I mentioned the Yanks can slug, and a lot of that is because Aaron Judge is playing for a new contract and bigger payday. Drew is feeling great about the Yankees over 3.5 Runs prop, and if you are feeling as risky as I am you’ll also throw a shekel or two on the over 8.5 Runs total for the game.
3. Rounding out Friday’s picks, let’s take it to Tampa Bay and lay a few on the Ray’s money line against the up and down Chicago White Sox (no line posted). This is less about the Sox RHP Vince Velasquez (5.3 ERA) only winning two games all year, and more about the absolute filth the Ray’s lefty ace Shane McClanahan (2.01 ERA) has served up on his way to a 5-2 record. Shane the Mac has been almost unhittable and barring a silent performance from the bats in Tampa this should be another W for him.