Monday night comp play is for the Cubs bats to continue to produce runs, as Chicago and Atlanta head Over the total tonight at Sun Trust Park.
Chicago came up with 27 runs in their 3 game sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore, and 2 of those 3 games played Over the total.
More of the same tonight against Julio Teheran and his 1-6 home mark that shows a home ERA of 7.58!
Jon Lester will counter, and the southpaw has been serving them up of late, as he enters this start riding a 2 start losing streak. In Lester’s last pair of starts, he has only worked 5.2 innings, and has allowed 15 hits, with 16 runs scored – 9 of those runs earned.
Atlanta has played Over the total in 6 of their last 9 games, and based on the pitching stats I just listed, I expect the Braves to land Over the total one more time this Monday night.
My free winner for Monday is on the Atlanta Braves, plus the money, against the Chicago Cubs. And I do not want you listing pitchers in this one, as I like the Braves to win this one pure momentum.
They come into this game after sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks, and now welcome Chicago to town. But the Cubbies are in from Baltimore, in an Interleague affair they dominated. But to open on the road at the start of the week is never easy.
My comp play is on the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners, and I want you playing this one on the run line.
Since every MLB wager on a run line or total auto-lists pitchers, I want you to be sure the two pitchers on your ticket, when making this play, are Lance McCullers and Ariel Miranda. If they are not the pitchers of record when making your play, disregard this play.
McCullers steps to the hill for the first time in the second half, after allowing a season-high nine hits over 4.1 innings on July 6 in Toronto. Now he’s rested and will be able settle in at home for a solid outing. The right-hander hasn’t allowed a home run since May 28, though I do know he has given up three or more runs in each of his last two starts. He’ll be fine tonight.
I’d rather side with him than Miranda, who finished the first half of the campaign with a rough outing. True, he was the only Seattle starter to not miss a turn, and he leads the team in innings (104) while going 7-4 with a 4.15 ERA. But Miranda is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in 3 starts versus Houston this year.
11th: This game goes at 12:35 MLB 8u: 902 CIN+130 1st 5. CIN+135gm.
LUCAS- July Record (7-14-0 -10.90)
WASHINGTON -148 CINCINNATI (1230PM)
MILWAUKEE +113 PITTSBURGH (7PM)
JEFF- July Record (11-7-2 +3.62)
SD/COLORADO UNDER 11 -115 (840PM)