ANOTHER small sweep has us absolutely rolling in the profits this week as our MLB hot streak continued for members.
Here’s a quick take on today’s plays:
A 2-0-1 day saw us move to 8-0-2 on the week on the bases as we enjoy another nice hot streak to start the new month. Again, we had some terrific CLV and could easily have had a 3-0 day to make things that bit juicier.
Unfortunately, yesterday’s plays didn’t feature our usually analysis (Tuesday nights are always going to be tough) and while it’s easy to sit here and say it all went to script; the truth is, it very nearly did.
The Over 8.5 runs in Pittsburgh may have only just got over the line (PIT won 5-4) but the reality is this could easily have been home after 6 innings. Sampson was his usual self at the mound for Texas as he gave up 7 hits and 5 earned runs but Brault was rather lucky to escape with just 2 earned runs next to his name in 4.0 innings pitched.
The Angels and Tigers F5 innings Under 4.5 runs was also as imagined (LAA led 3-0) although if anything, we probably weren’t expecting the Angels to even mange three runs to start.
LA’s struggles against left-handed pitchers is noticeable and Daniel Norris will be frustrated to have given up 3 runs in one inning given the rest of his time at the mound was fairly successful. Meanwhile, Detroit’s bats continue to struggle out the gates and it almost doesn’t matter who’s pitching against them you can almost bank on them doing their part to stay Under a F5 inning play.
So, in essence, two things to note from this game: Angels continue to struggle against lefties and Detroit continues to struggle at the plate in the early goings.
Our push came on Washington F3 innings and we certainly had chances here. The reason we wanted to keep it F3 was that Adrian Houser was only ever going to give a maximum of 3 innings before being replaced by Peralta at the mound and the advantage we had there was huge.
Houser lasted 2.0 innings and gave up two hits along with 2 walks in that span. Washington twice spurned chances to drive home runs with RISP while Strasburg started the game strongly to keep Milwaukee quiet early on (he eventually got blown up in the 6th inning). The value was certainly there as were the opportunities so while we only managed a push we’ll take the result as encouraging reads.
Tomorrow is shaping up to me much busier so we’ll certainly have plenty of members plays, along with a free pick for everyone either in the NBA or MLB.