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  • I don't trust Samardzija and doubt we see Chacin more than 2 innings, looking at the pens...Boston has a 4.26 sortable pitching and Giants have a 3.82. Giants have the better pen and think the Giants get to Chacin early.

    My Pick: San Francisco +142
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  • @MarkStevens • 10h

    Alcantara just didn't pan out the way I thought he would this season. Arizona should walk away with this one. Arizona is the better team but their inconsistency could always cause a problem. I'll stay with them today.

    My Pick: Arizona -153 50%
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  • @1542085372 • 10h

    Take the Indians on the runline here guys. They are in a scrappy fight to get in the playoffs at this point. A must win for the tribe! For more information on my picks follow me on instagram at FuckDaBookie. Let's win together and build an empire

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  • @1542085372 • 10h

    Giants have a way more reliable bullpen in this one. With the game going to extra extra innings last night I really like the Giants tonight! For more information on my picks follow me on instagram at FuckDaBookie. Let's win together and build an empire!

    My Pick: San Francisco +142 70%
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  • @EasyMoney • 10h

    Syndergaard will get the win today but I think this is a sloppy game that sees some runs and ultimately decided by the bullpens.

    My Pick: New York -145 70%
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  • @1542085372 • 10h

    Look for the NY Mets to cash in with a W today! For more information on my picks follow me on instagram at FuckDaBookie

    My Pick: New York -145 70%
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  • @1542085372 • 10h

    What's going on guys? @fuckDaBookie

    My Pick: New York -145 70%
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  • @DCornell74 • 12h

    Theres value on the Marlins here at +103. Arizona has already blown their playoff chances, so its not like they have much of a motivation edge here. Alcantara is the better pitcher, and its not too often the Marlins have the advantage on the mound. Miamis lineup has actually looked pretty good recently, and the Diamondbacks are in free-fall. I like the Mariners here at even money.

    My Pick: Seattle +103 60%
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  • @DCornell74 • 12h

    Don't be afraid of playing the OVER here even with the total set a 13. The Rockies and Mets are both starting guys whove had trouble keeping runs down as of late. Mix in that this game is being played at Coors, and you can expect a ton of offense. 13 is a pretty high line, sure, but the ball tends to fly out of the park in Colorado during day games. Mets win a 9-6 type of game.

    My Pick: Over 13 60%
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      do u work for statsalt? cuz thats a copy word for word of their writeup

  • @DCornell74 • 12h

    Vegas money coming in on Nats, but I like the big plus money with Wainwright here. Adam Wainwright has been better than Scherzer last 3 games and this pitching matchup sets up for a low scoring game...and one that the Cards could win out right. Wainwright has actually been fantastic recently, giving up only one run total over his past three starts. Hard not to like the +150 money here today.

    My Pick: St. Louis +149 60%
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  • @MLB • 32m

    Bleacher Report: Astros' Gerrit Cole Becomes 18th Player in MLB History with 300-Strikeout Season

    Welcome to the history books, Gerrit Cole.

    The Houston Astros right-hander became just the 18th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to notch 300 strikeouts in a season during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers, per ESPN.com. He struck out 10 batters while allowing just two earned runs and six hits in eight innings of work.

    The 300th strikeout came in the sixth inning when he retired Shin-Soo Choo for his eighth punch-out of the game.

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

    Welcome to the history books, Gerrit Cole.

    The Houston Astros right-hander became just the 18th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to notch 300 strikeouts in a season during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers, per ESPN.com. He struck out 10 batters while allowing just two earned runs and six hits in eight innings of work.

    The 300th strikeout came in the sixth inning when he retired Shin-Soo Choo for his eighth punch-out of the game.

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

  • @Nationals • 1h

    Washington Times: Kendrick's offensive tear impresses younger Nationals teammates

    Howie Kendrick admits he is too old and banged up physically to be an everyday player in the major leagues.

    But the Washington Nationals veteran is more than qualified to keep hitting -- and he has done that with amazing success this season.

    The 36-year-old utilityman has hit ..444 in a 30-game stretch through Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. The stretch includes after a three-hit performance in a win against the Cardinals on Tuesday and two more hits on Wednesday.

    "Howie, again. It is great to see," Nationals bench coach Chip Hale said.

    Howie Kendrick admits he is too old and banged up physically to be an everyday player in the major leagues.

    But the Washington Nationals veteran is more than qualified to keep hitting -- and he has done that with amazing success this season.

    The 36-year-old utilityman has hit ..444 in a 30-game stretch through Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. The stretch includes after a three-hit performance in a win against the Cardinals on Tuesday and two more hits on Wednesday.

    "Howie, again. It is great to see," Nationals bench coach Chip Hale said.

  • @Cardinals • 2h

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Wieters' two-run homer ends Scherzer's day with Cards ahead 5-1

    "He's fresh, ready to go," manager Mike Shildt said. "He's getting his at-bats. I'm sure not as many as he'd like. But he's getting at-bats off the bench. His last three, four at-bats have been favorable and he looks good and in a good place. Last night he got a good swing on that fastball. He's in a good place and ready to get out there and play."

    "Numbers are interesting because they do matter," Shildt said. "I can't say we don't look at them. We also realize they come from different places. He could have lined out eight times.

    "He's fresh, ready to go," manager Mike Shildt said. "He's getting his at-bats. I'm sure not as many as he'd like. But he's getting at-bats off the bench. His last three, four at-bats have been favorable and he looks good and in a good place. Last night he got a good swing on that fastball. He's in a good place and ready to get out there and play."

    "Numbers are interesting because they do matter," Shildt said. "I can't say we don't look at them. We also realize they come from different places. He could have lined out eight times.

  • @Mariners • 2h

    The Seattle Times: Mariners' rookie sensation Kyle Lewis goes opposite field for his fifth homer in eight games

    PITTSBURGH -- No rookie has any business hitting that pitch that way that hard.

    But the Mariners' Kyle Lewis says he's always had natural opposite-field power, and he showed it off once again Wednesday night.

    With an inside-out swing, Lewis hit a 91-mph inside sinker 383 feet over PNC Park's out-of-town scoreboard in right field, his fifth home run in his eighth major-league game.

    The ball rocketed off Lewis' bat at 102.1 mph, and all 10 of his major-league hits have registered off his barrel at at least 100 mph.

    Lewis had 11 home runs in 122 games for Class AA Arkansas this season.

    PITTSBURGH -- No rookie has any business hitting that pitch that way that hard.

    But the Mariners' Kyle Lewis says he's always had natural opposite-field power, and he showed it off once again Wednesday night.

    With an inside-out swing, Lewis hit a 91-mph inside sinker 383 feet over PNC Park's out-of-town scoreboard in right field, his fifth home run in his eighth major-league game.

    The ball rocketed off Lewis' bat at 102.1 mph, and all 10 of his major-league hits have registered off his barrel at at least 100 mph.

    Lewis had 11 home runs in 122 games for Class AA Arkansas this season.

  • @SFGiants • 2h

    CSN Bay Area: Three reasons why Giants fans should follow 2019 Arizona Fall League

    The 2019 Minor League Baseball season ended with a bang for the Giants as the Sacramento River Cats won the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night.

    One day later, a new season begins for some of the best prospects in baseball. The 2019 Arizona Fall League begins Wednesday night with seven Giants minor leaguers -- pitchers Tristan Beck, Tyler Schimpf and Bryce Tucker, catcher Joey Bart, second baseman Jalen Miller and outfielders Jacob Heyward and Heliot Ramos -- playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions.

    With the Giants' season dwindling down, fans should lock in on baseball in the desert.

    The 2019 Minor League Baseball season ended with a bang for the Giants as the Sacramento River Cats won the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night.

    One day later, a new season begins for some of the best prospects in baseball. The 2019 Arizona Fall League begins Wednesday night with seven Giants minor leaguers -- pitchers Tristan Beck, Tyler Schimpf and Bryce Tucker, catcher Joey Bart, second baseman Jalen Miller and outfielders Jacob Heyward and Heliot Ramos -- playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions.

    With the Giants' season dwindling down, fans should lock in on baseball in the desert.

  • @Pirates • 2h

    Bucs Dugout: Bucs Lose Fifth in a Row at the Hands of Mariners, 4-1

    The Pittsburgh Pirates celebrated Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday night, but the Great One's number painted on the infield grass wasn't enough to snap their losing skid. In fact, the Bucs were almost blanked for the second night in a row on their way to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Mariners.

    The M's started the scoring in the top of the second inning when the eighth hitter Dylan Moore hit a two-out double to left field. It scored two runners, giving Seattle an early 2-0 lead.

    Right-handed starter Justin Dunn fared better in his second career start than his first, making it through two scoreless innings.

    The Pittsburgh Pirates celebrated Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday night, but the Great One's number painted on the infield grass wasn't enough to snap their losing skid. In fact, the Bucs were almost blanked for the second night in a row on their way to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Mariners.

    The M's started the scoring in the top of the second inning when the eighth hitter Dylan Moore hit a two-out double to left field. It scored two runners, giving Seattle an early 2-0 lead.

    Right-handed starter Justin Dunn fared better in his second career start than his first, making it through two scoreless innings.

  • @Phillies • 2h

    Fansided: Phillies Zach Eflin pushing to keep his job in 2020

    Going into the 2019 season the Phillies went all-in on Zach Eflin, Nick Pivetta, and Vince Velasquez to round out the rotation. For the most part, all three have disappointed and been relegated to the bullpen at one time or another.

    Of the three, Eflin has at least shown some improvement late in the year to keep his starting job in 2020, even if it's as the number four or five starter.

    According to ESPN, Eflin has made a big change in his pitch selection, which has led to much better results.

    Going into the 2019 season the Phillies went all-in on Zach Eflin, Nick Pivetta, and Vince Velasquez to round out the rotation. For the most part, all three have disappointed and been relegated to the bullpen at one time or another.

    Of the three, Eflin has at least shown some improvement late in the year to keep his starting job in 2020, even if it's as the number four or five starter.

    According to ESPN, Eflin has made a big change in his pitch selection, which has led to much better results.

  • @Athletics • 2h
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    San Jose Mercury News: Mark Canha walks off in Athletics win over Royals, but a key moment went down in the bullpen

    OAKLAND -- Blake Treinen hasn't been himself this season. A perpetual struggle with command fronted a biting injury bug.

    It bit back in June, when Treinen landed on the 10-day IL with a shoulder injury. It bit again in September, a month bogged by bullpen fatigue; Treinen will be out for the regular season (and potentially the postseason) with a stress reaction in his back. Treinen said it was effecting him the last few days.

    It was clear there had been a shift within the A's bullpen when Chris Bassitt started warming up in the bottom of the 11th inning on Wednesday.

    OAKLAND -- Blake Treinen hasn't been himself this season. A perpetual struggle with command fronted a biting injury bug.

    It bit back in June, when Treinen landed on the 10-day IL with a shoulder injury. It bit again in September, a month bogged by bullpen fatigue; Treinen will be out for the regular season (and potentially the postseason) with a stress reaction in his back. Treinen said it was effecting him the last few days.

    It was clear there had been a shift within the A's bullpen when Chris Bassitt started warming up in the bottom of the 11th inning on Wednesday.

  • @Yankees • 2h

    NY Post: Yankees' memorable night lacks champagne party -- for now

    In what might have been his final start at Yankee Stadium, CC Sabathia got a standing ovation from the crowd as he walked off the field and was greeted by his teammates in front of the dugout in an emotional scene.

    What the retiring lefty couldn't do, though, was help the Yankees clinch their first AL East title since 2012.

    Instead, they will have to wait, as Sabathia didn't make it out of the third inning in a 3-2 loss in which the Yankees were done in more by their bullpen and offense than anything else.

    Giancarlo Stanton played his first game since June 25 and looked good both at the plate and in left field after being sidelined with a right knee sprain.

    In what might have been his final start at Yankee Stadium, CC Sabathia got a standing ovation from the crowd as he walked off the field and was greeted by his teammates in front of the dugout in an emotional scene.

    What the retiring lefty couldn't do, though, was help the Yankees clinch their first AL East title since 2012.

    Instead, they will have to wait, as Sabathia didn't make it out of the third inning in a 3-2 loss in which the Yankees were done in more by their bullpen and offense than anything else.

    Giancarlo Stanton played his first game since June 25 and looked good both at the plate and in left field after being sidelined with a right knee sprain.

  • @Mets • 2h

    Amazin' Avenue: Mets fans' confidence in team climbs slightly

    Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Mets fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

    Coming off a four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks, the Mets had put themselves right back into the race of the second Wild Card spot in the National League. But they followed that exciting series up by losing two of three to the Dodgers, and the series finale was a heartbreaker that saw them lose 3-2 after leading 2-1 late.

    Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Mets fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

    Coming off a four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks, the Mets had put themselves right back into the race of the second Wild Card spot in the National League. But they followed that exciting series up by losing two of three to the Dodgers, and the series finale was a heartbreaker that saw them lose 3-2 after leading 2-1 late.

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