Good Morning buds, 0-2 -2.36 units yesterday and 4-7 -4.26 units for the week. Lets sweep today and see how it goes. BOL everyone
Play#1: Stl -1.5 +110, 2 units, Loss
The St. Louis Cardinals have become a contender all within the last ten days going 8-2. With their 6-5 win on Saturday the Cards pulled into a tie with the Cubs for first place in the Central. The Cardinals are 22-9 vs the NL East this season and are on an eight-game winning streak. The Braves are 0-5 vs the Cardinals this season while being outscored 35-17 in the season series. Both Starters today both took no-decisions in their first starts vs these two teams. Michael Wacha has been wonderful in his last 12 starts going 7-1 and is 3-1, 2.61 era, 0.97 whip, 29ks to 3hr in his last five starts. R.A. Dickey has been ok as of late to going 1-2, 3.64 era, 1.42 whip, 24ks to 4hr in his last five starts and took a no-decision vs the Cardinals on May 7th.Â The Cardinals pitching has also been wonderful vs the Braves this season with a season series ERA of 2.41 and the Braves have a 5.62 ERA. Rookie Paul Dejong hit his 17 homer in his 64th career game Saturday and the Cardinals are 9-3 in August. Tommy Pham is hitting .467 with 7 hits and a OPS of 1.800 this season vs the Braves. Pham along with Dejong will hit homers each and Matt Carpenter will have 2 doubles today as Wacha goes 8 strong innings in a 4-1/ 5-2 type of win.
Play#2: Houston -140, 2 units, winner
The Houston Astros are on their worse run all season 2-8 in their last 10 and Dallas Keuchel has struggled since coming back from the DL. The Astros are 38-19 on the road this season while scoring 6.61 runs a game with giving up 4.68 runs a game. The Texas Rangers have beat Houston 2 games in a row and look for the sweep today. The Rangers are 29-26 at home and score 5.55 runs a game while giving up 4.87 runs a game. Keuchel is 9-2, 2.87 era, 1.11 whip this season and is 2-2, 5.62 era, 1.75 whip, 22ks to 3hr in his last five starts but after today he will be right again. Andrew Cashner is 7-8, 3.36 era, 1.35 whip on his season and is 4-1, 2.20 era, 1.04 whip, 19ks to 3hr in his last five starts. A month ago, Keuchel was the best pitcher around then he got hurt but he will be back to his old self tonight. The Astros are 8-2 in Keuchels last 10 starts with 4 days of rest and the Astros are 8-1 in Keuchels last 9 road starts. The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games and the Rangers are 2-5 in Cashners last 7 starts vs the AL West. The road team is 5-0 in Stu Scheurwater last 5 Sunday games as the plate umpire. With the line only at -140 for the ace of the Astros with how they score I will play Keuchel every time. Houston gets back to its winning ways with a 7-3/ 5-2 type of win.
Play#3: Yankees team total over 3 -135, 1 unit , loss
Play#4: Yankees +1.5 -115, 2 units , winner