I overlooked a few huge facts yesterday that led to my 1-2 performance. First, I picked the Red Sox, as a Yankee fan that's just a bad omen, therefore it'll never work in my favor. Also, the Red Sox are a lot more trash than I thought, at least that was nice bonus when I was losing my bet big time yesterday. The Rangers I made a huge mistake betting on because I forgot they always play close games and have the closest run differential the last couple years. Should've never picked them as a favorite, no matter who they're playing. Lazy on my part, I apologize. My record is now at a pretty bad 15-18, nothing a 3-0 night can't change. Let's get to work:
The Pirates travel to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks in a 4 game set. The series opens up with a great pitchers duel between Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke. Cole was one of the best pitchers in the NL in 2015, last year he regressed, though, due to injuries and what not, so he's been looking to bounce back this season. So far he's done quite well, tonight I think he'll have a pretty dominant performance against what has been a pretty lethal DBacks lineup. Greinke since coming to Arizona hasn't been ace material at all really, therefore even with how depleted the Pirates roster is they'll still be able to put up runs on him. Pirates are the underdog and I believe this one will be close, so I'm taking them. Hopefully we get a tight game, where both pitchers bring their best stuff, and it'll finish within one run either way. Always take the dog in these types of games.
No Mike Trout for the Angels tonight and the Tigers have Michael Fulmer pitching... I'll let you guess who I'm taking in this game. Obviously, the Tigers are the wave tonight. Fulmer is on the mound and he has continued to carry over his fantastic performance from last year over to this year. The Angels offense without Trout just isn't anything to be afraid of, so he should have no problem mowing them down tonight. Tigers lineup is pretty beat up as well, that's why I think this will be a relatively close game. Tigers are the underdog with the better starting pitcher, I'll be taking them with an extreme amount of confidence in this pick.
All Reds tonight, baby. Bronson Arroyo takes the mound for the Reds, he's been quite awful, although I can see him putting together a solid performance today against this stale Giants lineup. Reds can hit and once they get a lead beyond the 5th inning, their bullpen shuts it down since they're one of the best in the league. Reds are the better team by a mile and they are the underdog tonight, so I'll gladly take them, even though Bronson Arroyo probably should've retired a good 3 or 4 years ago. Giants starting pitcher also sucks, so maybe it'll be a bloodbath. Doubt it, Giants can't hit, so it'll just be the Reds raking. Reds will be the cherry on top for the 3-0 night that brings me back to .500. #BelieveInBronson