Back to my winning ways after going 2-1 yesterday. I picked the Yankees who got a huge W, the Giants who did the same, and the Orioles who won but failed to cover the spread. My overall record is now 6-6 as I clawed my way back to .500 after a couple of rough days. Like I said earlier this week I wanted to put together a nice 2-1 streak to get my record in nice shape before really getting into the thick of the season. Today, I look to build that extending my streak to 2 days. Let's get after it.
This is a battle between two teams that have massively underachieved this season. Blue Jays are in a lot worse shape than the Cardinals right now, they won the first game of the series, and are actually playing the second game right now as they have a day night double header today. It'll be the second game of a double header and the Cardinals will have the struggling Adam Wainwright taking the mound against extremely ineffective Casey Lawrence. I expect the Cardinals to win this game, Wainwright will finally figure it out and put together a decent start. The Jays might not play all their starters which will make it an easier lineup for him. Cardinals get back to .500 today winning both games of the double header. More importantly the win the second game, covering the 1.5 run spread, and at +125 you'll be sitting pretty.
Give me the Yankees again, I couldn't love this team anymore, last night they held me down and tonight they're going to do the same. Yeah Chris Sale is a dominant pitcher, but so is Masahiro Tanaka. The Yankees shut down the Red Sox lineup yesterday with Luis Severino, I expect Tanaka to do the same. Chris Sale, has been untouchable this year for the Red Sox, I don't expect that to really change. If the Yankees can work counts, get a few hits, and maybe scratch out a couple runs that'll be a good day for this lineup against a pitcher of his caliber. The Yankees need to get into the Sox bullpen as early as possible for our best chance to win. Yankees are once again +1.5, I love the disrespect, and at -140 it's not a big risk whatsoever. Throw the fucking mortgage on the Yankees tonight, the Baby Bombers are taking over Boston.
The Padres have Jered Weaver going up against Taijuan Walker for the D Backs. Walker proved to us last year that he can either nearly throw a no hitter or just get absolutely torched, so you never know what you're really getting with him. Weaver has shown in past years he can be a nice pitcher and has looked decent so far this season. If he's healthy he's shown he can be very effective, only thing is he can't stay healthy. For now he is, so I'm taking the Padres because I like Weaver and the Padres hot bats to carry over from last night. After stealing a victory last night in the 9th by scoring 5 runs the Padres are going to try to carry that momentum over for a series win tonight. They're a 1.5 run dog, so I'll take the Padres at -130. Even if they don't win I expect this one to be pretty close.