Tough loss yesterday in the Dodgers-Giants game ended my hot streak and brought me back to .500 on the year. I'm now 9-9, looking to crack double digits in the win column only tonight. Haven't gone 3-0 in awhile, miss that feeling, and I'm chasing it like a fiend. I'll be picking the three late games tonight all being played after 10pm. Trying out picking the night shift games since those are the games I've been watching more of this season. Hopefully tonight is the night I catch it. Here's tonight's picks:
Angels have been one of the hottest teams in baseball over the last week. Small sample size, but still, they're second in the AL West right now, and I'm a believer in the halo's. Matt Shoemaker has looked better with each start he's made this season, so I'm a true believer this guy can be a solid pitcher for years to come. I know James Paxton, the big lefty for the Mariners, has had an outstanding season, but he's due for a bad outing. Look for the Angels lineup to stay hot and for the Mariners struggles to continue. With the Angels being a 1.5 run underdog I love them tonight. At -165 it's a stretch since they haven't proven to be consistent yet, although they haven't really been given the chance too. Really like the Angels tonight, so you should too.
Alex Wood, shut down the Giants the first time he faced them this season. Now that they've seen him and the fact that it was so recently could make him less effective this time around. Matt Moore, also did extremely well the last time he pitched against the Dodgers earlier this season. I'm at a little bit of a crossroads with this pick, the Giants offense looked better last night, but without Crawford can they be trusted? Belt also isn't nearly as good against lefties either. The Dodgers couldn't seem to get much going last night, although they usually don't need to when Kershaw is pitching. Four out of the five games these teams have played this year have been decided by one run. Therefore, I'm going with the underdog, which is the Giants. Giants +1.5 at -150 is the movement for this rivalry matchup tonight.
Colorado the 1.5 run favorite tonight over San Diego, at +150 we're pounding this all night long. Put the mortgage on it, put the kids, put the kidneys on it, it don't matter what you put on it cause it's a sure fire winner. Rockies just got shutout and for a team that hits the piss out of the ball I don't expect their lineup to remain quiet, especially when they're facing Trevor Cahill. Tyler Chatwood has been hit or miss when he takes the mound this season, against a shitty Padres lineup I expect him to be a hit tonight. Rockies are the no doubt pick of the week.