Baseball is back. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I found myself constantly checking my MLB app during the all-star break and coming up disappointed every time.
The Chicago Cubs squandered an 8-run lead but combined for five home runs in route to a 9-8 victory over Baltimore last night. Addison Russell delivered a clutch ninth-inning homer to give the Cubs the lead in the top of the 9th. Wade Davis would throw a clean 1-2-3 9th to seal the deal (his stuff was filthy last night). Are the Cubs back?
Some of the storylines from last night include late home runs by Pittsburgh and Los Angeles (NL) to get the win. Aroldis Chapman blew his third save of the season in a 5-4 loss to Boston. Detroit continued to struggle in a 7-2 loss to Toronto at home. Sonny Gray pitched six innings of 2-hit ball to lead Oakland to a 5-0 win in Cleveland.
Keep an eye on a lot of great pitching today headlined by Madison Bumgarner returning from the DL. In addition, Kluber, Hamels, Scherzer, Wood, Taillon, Fulmer, Sale & Arrieta are all on the bump tonight.
On to the slate (All times EST):
4:05- New York AL (Severino) +156 @ Boston (Sale) -170, Public Bets: 75% on BOS
6:10- Toronto (Liriano) +133 @ Detroit (Fulmer) -156, Public Bets: 67% on DET
7:05- St. Louis (Lynn) +117 @ Pittsburgh (Taillon) -127, Public Bets: 55% on PIT
7:05- Chicago NL (Arrieta) -128 @ Baltimore (Miley) +118, Public Bets: 61% CHC
7:10- Philadelphia (Nola) +154 @ Milwaukee (Nelson) -167, Public Bets: 80% on MIL
7:10- Washington (Scherzer) -157 @ Cincinnati (Castillo) +145, Public Bets: 86% on WAS
7:10- Minnesota (Santana) +146 @ Houston (Musgrove) -158, Public Bets: 62% on HOU
7:10- Seattle (Hernandez) -142 @ Chicago AL (Pelfrey) +131, Public Bets: 59% on SEA
7:10- Los Angeles NL (Wood) -173 @ Miami (Urena) +159, Public Bets: 74% on LAD
7:10- Arizona (Corbin) -105 @ Atlanta (Foltynewicz) -103, Public Bets: 56% on ARI
7:10- Colorado (Chatwood) +101 @ New York NL (Lugo) -109, Public Bets: 54% on COL
7:15- Texas (Hamels) +110 @ Kansas City (Duffy) -119, Public Bets: 57% on KC
8:40- San Fransisco (Bumgarner) -151 @ San Diego (Chacin) +139, Public Bets: 61% on SFG
9:05- Cleveland (Kluber) -200 @ Oakland (Blackburn) +183, Public Bets: 74% on CLE
9:07- Tampa Bay (Cobb) +114 @ Los Angeles AL (Ramirez) -123, Public Bets: 53% on TB