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MLB Picks: September 04
It’s the last Sunday of MLB action before a lot of our Sundays are taken up with what is happening in the NFL. As we hit September, one of the biggest questions baseball fans have is will the epic collapse of the New York Yankees continue. What has happened to a team that going into the all-star break looked to almost be a sure thing to get to at least the American League Championship Series.
Look at the standings in the AL East and you’ll find that Yankees lead that was 13 games on July 16 has been whittled down to at least four as New York continues to stumble their way through the second half of the season. They are 19-31 in their last 50 games which is their worst 50-game stretch within a season since August/September 1991.
That lead could go down to three today as they finish a series in Tampa against the hard-charging Rays. Over the last month, Tampa has been averaging just over five runs a game and when you look at this season, they are 46-8 when scoring five or more. The way the Yankees have been producing runs, Tampa probably only needs two or three runs to get a W, but how can you not like them to add to New York’s misery today. I’m putting my money down on Tampa on the moneyline while watching this implosion of the Yankees continue.
PICK: Tampa ML at +108 on Coolbet
While many are asking if the Yankees can hang on to win the AL East, others are asking if the Baltimore Orioles are going to find themselves in a playoff spot after Game 162. I wouldn’t bet against them. They finish off a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics at home this afternoon and you have to like the home team. Baltimore’s starters have been stingy over the past few weeks. The rotation has had an ERA of under two in 11 games since August 21, which is the second-best starter ERA in the AL and third-best in MLB over that span. They are 39-24 at home and with last night’s win, they have won their last six series of at least two games. Go with the Orioles here and take them with the runline.
One last game is one between a pair of very good teams as the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Guardians finish a series in Ohio with the home side looking to avoid a three-game sweep. If someone said to me at this moment, what teams would you bet on being in the ALCS right now, I would look at the odds on this matchup and put some money down because if Seattle can find a way to beat Houston, I would seriously like this as I really like what the Guardians are doing despite their record in a mediocre AL Central.
A guy having a season that is flying under the radar is Canadian Cal Quantrill. He goes after his 12th win of the season and is coming off an August where he was 4.0 with an ERA of 2.13. He is 12-0 at home since coming to Cleveland
Quantrill may not be in Cy-Young conversation, but that shouldn't take away what he does for the Guardians. He's been their most consistent pitcher all season which brings a level of calmness every day he pitches.
I like him to take down the Mariners in a low-scoring affair
PICK: Cleveland ML at +114 on Coolbet
Enjoy the games!
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