Pennsylvania baseball bettors will be treated to some intriguing action on the diamonds this evening. The always-entertaining Astros will host Yusei Kikuchi and the Mariners at home. Robbie Ray, still a Diamondback, will pitch against the Nationals in what will likely be an entertaining affair in Arizona.
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates O/U 9
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Steven Matz went the distance his last time on the mound, a 9-inning shutout of the Pirates. Parx has Matz listed at right around even money for the next go’round between these two squads. The fact that Matz only needed 99 pitches to blank the Pirates is a testament to his merit as a pitcher. The Mets should roll in this one and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Pick: Mets moneyline
Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians O/U 9
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Yasiel Puig was slapped with a three game suspension for his role in the Reds’ latest brawl. Puig’s absence alone will not shift the betting line much yet it is certainly worth noting. Dillon Peters has a 3.06 ERA yet his WHIP is an unimpressive 1.58. Assuming both pitchers show up with their best stuff, the tiebreaker will be the bats. The Angels have the better lineup, featuring newcomer Matt Thaiss.
Pick: Angels moneyline
Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros O/U 10
The Astros have made it perfectly clear they plan on winning it all this season. The ‘stros should coast to a playoff birth thanks to the acquisition of Zack Greinke. Wade Miley will pitch this evening. Miley has been dependable all season long. Yusei Kikuchi will take the mound for the Mariners. Kikuchi has allowed three earned runs or less in five of his last six starts. However, the Astros bats’ are some of the best in the business. Houston should roll tonight.
Pick: Astros moneyline
Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks O/U 9.5
Though Parx has Robbie Ray and the snakes as favorites tonight, the Nats have quite the potent lineup at this point in the season. The Diamondbacks threw in the towel on the season when they dealt Greinke. Though Ray is a decent pitcher, the Nats’ lineup should not struggle to put up four runs at a minimum. The same can be said for the Snakes in a home matchup on a Friday night. This one should go over.