Today will conclude all interleague action of the past three days those generating sports picks and betting baseball, leaving some tough choices with a group of teams going after a four-game in different locations.
Time and space does not allow us to cover each one, nonetheless, we will focus on the most competitive matchups according to the sportsbooks MLB odds and share our thoughts on those.
Does David Hale Give Colorado a ‘Hale’ of a Chance To Win?
The Rockies have dumped three straight to first place Houston and each loss has been decisive, by at least three runs. Pitching-starved Colorado turns to David Hale (2-1, 4.56 ERA) who has thrown at least six innings in each start this season and has 19 strikeouts compared to only three walks in those games. The reason for the larger ERA is he’s allowed six home runs in his last three starts.
The betting odds have Colorado as +110 home underdogs (at last look +114 at Wagerweb.ag) and they should have chances to score against Houston’s Collin McHugh (6-3, 5.08), whose ERA is 8.44 in his past three starts. However, coming off an 8-4 drubbing, the Rockies are 2-12 after a loss by four runs or more this season.
Disadvantage – Hale and Colorado
Kennedy and Padres at the Wrong Location
After climbing to .500, San Diego has gone backwards since Sunday with four losses in a row including the past three to Oakland. Last night’s was a complete embarrassment, falling 16-2, giving the A’s a four-game winning streak and making them winners of six of eight.
Ian Kennedy (3-5, 5.84) began the season in horrendous fashion with a 7.15 ERA after eight starts but he’s improved over this past three with an ERA of 3.00, all San Diego wins. His mound foe will be Kendall Graveman (3-3, 4.22), who was also miserable early with 8.27 ERA in four April starts and he was demoted to Triple A before returning and has an ERA of 2.20 ERA in his past five outings.