today is interesting where we have three teams doing the reliever for a starter thing. Stanek is the pioneer of this dumb trend so and at least with him we tyically can always count on Chirinos following up. Hill lines up really well against this Rays team because they strike out at a 30% rate against left handed pitchers and Hill has a K rate of about 30% himeself. The thing to remember about Hill is his leash is really short but he's been pitching deeper his last couple of outings. I like the dodgers F550%
Something you need to do when picking games is make sure you know what the hell is going on. I hear people talking about DuRapau and that really shouldn't matter because he only pitches a few innings then Nick Kingham will take over. Kingham has horrilbe number against Lefties and while I wish Dahl was in the lineup, I still like this Rockies team. I love Jon Gray on the road and he has as much strike out upside as anyone which is great if he ever gets into a jam. I like the chances of the Rockies picking up momentum and I"m really happy to see them replace Hamspon with their top draft pick Brendan Rodgers. This game is basically set at a pick but I think the rockies hand it to the Pirates today and we see Gray have simular success that Marquez had yesterday. I'll take the Rockies
Max fried has been pitching lights out and the crazy thing about his ERA is the fact his SIERA ins't that far off from it. This tells me that he's the real deal and he's even ran into a little bad luck in his last three with an ERA of 5.25 with SIERA of 3.52. These are important things too look at because it lets you know what pitchers are due for regression and progression. I love his strike out stuff and this Giants lineup only has a projected expected weight on base average of .278 (which really doesn't bode well in candlestick park). Now lets look at the other side and Samardzija has the opposite going for him. In his last three starts he's giving up a 6.28 ERA but his SIERA is a 6.10 which means it's because he's sucking ass, not bad luck. Left handed batters do a lot better against the SHark and the Braves threw in a few extra lefties for that reason and that's why we see Markakis in at clean up and Joyce getting to play today. The juice isn't the greatest but it's still under -200 which puts this in play for me and I really like this braves team today
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Light-hitting Cardinals pounded by Royals as Wacha allows six runs in third
Brad Keller had posted four losses and two no-decisions in his previous six starts when he took the mound at Busch Stadium on Wednesday for the first game of a doubleheader.
However, the Kansas City righthander was able to stifle the Cardinals, holding them to two hits in seven innings, and the Royals battered Michael Wacha for seven runs to post an 8-2 win.
Keller arrived with a 2-5 record and 4.66 ERA. His ERA over his previous five starts was 8.11. In his first career start against the Cardinals, he allowed only a second-inning single by Matt Wieters and an eighth-inning single by Paul Goldschmit, who was the last batter he faced.
The Seattle Times: Mariners Game Day: Live updates, how to watch as Marco Gonzales tries to avoid sweep in Texas
at Texas Rangers (23-23, W3)11:05 a.m. | Globe Life Park | Arlington, Texas TV: ROOT | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: MLB.tv
LHP Marco Gonzales (5-3, 3.65) vs. RHP Jesse Chavez (0-1, 5.25)<em>STARTING LINEUPS TO COME</em> Last Night
TEX 5, SEA 3: Mariners lose for the fifth time in six games
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DuRapau has barely gotten his feet wet and has been touched. I am not necessarily a fan of Gray either who does throw hard and gets a lot of strike outs but he fades very quick but he should have enough to get past a Pirates team that is simply not hitting well at all.60%
Talking Chop: Fried, Braves aim to even series with Giants
While many fans of the Atlanta Braves were sleeping, the team blew a multi-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning before losing on Tuesday evening. To be fair, the defeat came in relatively unlucky fashion but, less than 24 hours later, the Braves will again face off with the San Francisco Giants and, this time, the visiting team will have revenge on their minds.
Max Fried will take the hill for Atlanta and the 25-year-old left-hander has been lights-out this season. Fried followed up two shaky outings with six innings of shutout baseball in his last start and, all told, he brings a 2.
Hill has been on a nice run this year, but he has had a couple of sketchy outings this month and Stankek has been then better of the two recently. I like Tampa and the plus money to get back on track here at home today.50%
Royals Review: Royals at Cardinals: Doubleheader Thread
It's two games today for the Royals, who will take on the Cardinals at 12:15 pm CDT, and then once again at 6:45 pm as a day-night doubleheader.
Brad Keller and Michael Wacha will duel for game one.
Homer Bailey and Adam Wainwright will go tonight.
Brew Hoop: Milwaukee vs. Toronto: Bucks Lackadaisical Defensive Effort Leads to a Drubbing
The Milwaukee Bucks got suffocated by the Toronto Raptors in a 120-102 loss that now evens the series at 2-2 headed back to the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks simply had no answer defensively for the Raptors, and the lack of successful adjustments in game four was certainly eye-opening.Three Observations
Eric Bledsoe has been Toronto's MVP thus far.
We are not seeing the same Bledsoe from the regular season and unfortunately, we're seeing the same one that got owned by Terry Rozier in the postseason last year.
Juwan Howard offered Michigan head coaching job, two sides in talks | SI.comHoward was rumored to be a frontrunner for the job alongside Providence's Ed Cooley, who pulled his name from consideration. https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2019/05/22/michigan-offers-juwan-howard-head-coaching-job-talks?utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=si-ncaabb&__twitter_impression=true
Projecting Longhorns' point spreads, win total for 2019: No, Texas football isn't backTexas upset Georgia in the Sugar Bowl last season after a nine-win regular season, going OVER its 8.5 win total. The Texas-is-back hype train is churning its wheels, but how many wins should bettors expect from the Longhorns in 2019? https://www.betchicago.com/texas-longhorns-football-betting-point-spreads-win-total
.@JennaWolfe: "How do the Lakers land a big name this summer?"@VinceGoodwill: "Go into the room, bring the championship trophies, bring LeBron in there, and be quiet. Let LeBron do the talking. You have to turn this thing over to him now." pic.twitter.com/pEtxYgMAE7— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) May 22, 2019
Inside the @PaniniAmerica Studio with WR @Young_Slay2 last weekend at the #NFLPARookiePremiere. #WhoDoYouCollect https://t.co/jPbVC7KSmF