Following a blazing hot July, we started the month of August outside slowly. But very softly we are heating back up as last night we picked up our fourth biggest winner in our last five leagues. And last night’s triumph came on my favorite type of winner, an blatant money line underdog! Yesterday we stayed hot when we backed that the Minnesota Twins on the street, against the Texas Rangers.
In my estimation, the general betting public puts way too much emphasis about a game’s starting pitching matchup when assessing who to bet . That was the situation last night as Lance Lynn, who is having a solid season for Texas, pushed this amount towards the Rangers, in spite of the fact that Texas had lost nine from its last eleven matches, and were a whopping fifteen matches back of the Twins entering play.
I did what I really like to perform, and that is position myself on the opposing side of this overall gaming public, and endorsed the far superior staff, also picked up some healthful dog cash along the way. And in the long run, Martin Perez to get Minnesota, really outpitched Lynn in this particular one. Perez pitched five innings of both all two-run chunk , while Lynn pitched five innings and allowed three earned runs.
The Twins jumped out to an early 3-0 lead only to find that the Rangers battle back and tie up the game late. But if Jorge Polanco smashed a bases-loaded triple in the top the eighth inning and removed the foundations, it put away the game for good for Minnesota. It feels like common senseto bet on the better team, but as they say, common sense ain’t all that frequent.
If you see more areas such as this one in which you are able to snatch up dog money on a team that’s fifteen games much better than their competitor, you have to jump all over it. For today’s pick, we head to Tampa Bay where the Rays host the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners, winners of two straight show, visit Tampa Bay Monday for match one of a three-game show with the Rays. Wins are hard to come by this year for Seattle as they’ve endured several high impact accidents and traded away just about everything that was not nailed down in the trade deadline. But they’re doing a decent job of battling here in the dog days of summer and have discovered a means to win out four of their last six games.
For Tampa Bay, they are trying to hang on the 2nd wild card in the American League since they’ve a scant game and a half lead around the Oakland Athletics to the last playoff spot in the championship game. Tampa is suffering through many accidents in their own since their starting rotation is decimated. That hasn’t slowed them down though as they have won eleven out of the past fifteen games.
Starting for the Mariners tonight is their genius, Marco Gonzalez (12-10 4.26 ERA) and to the Rays, it is Brendan McKay (2-2 5.08 ERA). The match complete over-under is set in eight and a half runs. The Rays are all -179 home favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM PST out of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
The Tampa Bay Rays are trying to hang on and slip into the playoffs without having a lot of a starting rotation. Last year’s Cy Young Award winner,” Blake Snell, is out with an injury, however he may be heading back to the team shortly. And the Rays are also enjoying without Tyler Glasnow, who had been looking like this year’s Cy Young Award winner before heading down with a season-ending accident earlier this year. The Rays have been forced to play without Charlie Morton and Yonny Chirinos at times Too.
But even with all those accidents, the Rays have been among the top pitching staffs in the majors that season. The Rays are best three at the sport in earned run average, batting average against, and WHIP. And that’s while playing the a lot more hitter-friendly American League, at a branch with the heavy-hitting New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The Rays have a seemingly endless line of fire throwers, and it’s next man up every night for Tampa Bay.
One of those guys that has stepped up for Tampa Bay was rookie Brendan McKay. McKay has been the number fourth overall draft selection in the 2017 draft also was on a quick track to the significant leagues since. With all the injuries, McKay was introduced into the spinning and immediately showed what he’s capable of because he took his debut start into the sixth inning with an ideal match in tow. He ended this game with six shutout innings, allowing just one hit.
Two begins then, he threw five shutout innings against the Baltimore Orioles. He’s had some mixed results in his additional five begins, but for a man this youthful and inexperienced it’s much more about what he is capable of, rather than what he has actually done. And he is definitely capable of being a top of the rotation kind of guy as he has all the makings of an All-Star at only twenty-three years of age.
The Seattle Mariners don’t actually have a stereotypical ace now, however Marco Gonzalez has done an adequate job of faking it this season for Seattle. Gonzalez has stepped into the huge shoes of King Felix in Seattle and has been the Mariners opening day starter this year. And during April he looked every bit the role because he had been 5-0 with a 2.80 ERA. But things have been downhill since for the former first-round draft pick.
It is not that Marco has been that bad, he has been decent, it’s simply that the Mariners don’t appear to score runs when he cries. In his three August begins, this Mariners lineup has supplied him with just five runs of support total. That’s just within a run and a half a game. Not even King Felix in his prime, was going to win many games with that sort of run service!
This game is going to be low scoring. The Mariners are dead last in the majors in runs scored because the trade deadline, and the Rays are not much better since they’re in 23rd. Both of these teams simply don’t score a good deal of runs, and they both have good starters on the mound. Yeah, McKay has been inconsistent in his short big league career, but if you’re ever going to have a really fantastic outing, pitching against a Seattle team that has a triple-A lineup at the moment, will definitely help.
When you look at that Mariner’s bullpen, they got the night off last night, as Yusei Kikuchi threw a whole game, so they need to be rested. The Rays? They have the lowest team ERA at the sport in August, and their bullpen has been great. I think this one goes under tonight. If not for the good pitching, because of its lack of effective hitting. Feels like 4-1 Tampa Bay if you want my opinion. Give me the under eight and a half runs tonight in game from Tampa Bay!

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