The Cleveland Indians can not lose, they have now won 15 games in a row, where Kluber dazzled yet again. Yesterday I said to pick against him but high risk high reward. We also saw two home runs off of him in the first so it was looking like I had a shot to be right. The Astros addition of Verlander may have been too little too late, I don’t see any team being able to take out this Cleveland team in the American League.
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Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals-I shouldn’t even have to right about this game but here I am. Max Scherzer is pitching against the worst team in baseball at home. The Phillies don’t even remotely have a shot in this game. But here’s the catch, Scherzer is expensive and is going to be 80% owned. I wouldn’t waste all that money on a play that won’t help you too much because everyone has him. If you like your line up and can take him, then go for it 100% but don’t sacrifice your line up just to get him.
Targets: Scherzer, Rendon
New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers- The Yankees have Tanaka throwing for them tonight who has turned his season around. Lately he is pitching much better and looks like the guy the Yankees expected him to be. Tanaka is a great play in this game. The Rangers are threat for the long ball but almost everyone on the team is hitting below average. The Yankees should have no problem out slugging Tanaka so getting the win should be easy.
Targets: Tanaka, Frazier, Sanchez- if back from suspension
Colorado Rockies @ L.A. Dodgers-The Dodgers got beat up last night against these Rockies to drop their 7th game in a row. The Dodgers have been one of the best teams in MLB history so far this year there is no reason to hit the panic button. If the Rockies are legit they will be able to take another game from the Dodgers in L.A. However the Dodgers are too powerful. Darvish is back off of the DL and should be well rested and the bats of the Dodgers can’t be silenced forever.
Targets: Darvis, Bellinger
Baltimore Orioles @ Cleveland Indians- If you can’t beat them join them, yesterday I picked against he Indians but today I think they will get the win. However this game will be closer than most people think. Baltimore has the power to score runs as their offense has woke up this second half of the season. As Stanton sneaks in the MLB conversation in the NL the same can be done for Machado in the AL. Cleveland will win this game because they are home and have the better pitcher throwing but I don’t hate the move of taking some Oriole players.
Cincinnati Reds @ New York Mets- Seth Lugo reappears for the Mets as he tries to battle back from injury. This game will draw zero fans to it, so home field won’t mean much to Lugo. The Mets got the best of the Reds last night look for them to bounce back tonight. Votto is a great play as he is one of the most under rated players in the league.
Targets: Votto, Hamilton
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