Saturday April 30 MLB Picks
MLB RECORD APRIL 24-29: 12-5
Friday April 29 picks recap 5-0
Atlanta Braves @ Chicago Cubs (Cubs -1.5,-140) Cubs won 6-1
Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins (Over 9 Runs, -115 ) Tigers won 9-2
Rockies@ Arizona Diamondbacks (Rockies Moneyline +128) Rockies won 9-0
Rockies@ Arizona Diamondback (Over 8.5 Runs -105) Rockies won 9-0
Kansas City Royals @ Seattle Marines (Mariners Moneyline -160) Mariners won 1-0
Saturday April 30 Picks
Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins (Tigers Moneyline-135)
Tigers: Zimmerman (4-0, 0.35) Twins: Duffey (0-0, 2.25)
Jordan Zimmerman has been on fire for the Tigers. The former National opened the season with 24.1 scoreless innings, which is the longest scoreless streak to begin a season by any pitcher in Tiger history. Facing a less experienced Tyler Duffey, I like the Tigers to win here.
Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Over 8 Runs -110)
Reds: Simon (0-2, 16.39) Pirates: Liriano (1-1, 4.64)
The Reds and Pirates have split their first four meetings this season, with only one of those games going over six total runs scored. However, the one game that did feature 11 runs scored was when these same two pitchers, Alfredo Simon and Francisco Liriano faced each other. Even though Simon was solid in that Apr. 8th match-up, he has not been sharp in his three starts since. There has not been less than nine runs scored in any of the four starts Simon has made this season. As for Liriano, nine runs or more have been scored in three out of his four starts. 8 Runs is a low number for this pitching match-up, expect this game to go Over.
Kansas City Royals @ Seattle Marines (Royals Moneyline -110)
Royals: Ventura (2-0, 2.35) Mariners: Miley (1-2, 7.04)
Mariners edged out a 1-0 victory over the Royals last night behind their ace King Felix. Despite losing, the Royals pitching staff held the Mariners to only one hit on Saturday night.
Current Mariner hitters only have a .175 BA against Yordano Ventura collectively for their careers. Royals held their own yesterday despite a starting pitching disadvantage, but tonight the match-up is in their favor, and the Royals have the bullpen to back Ventura up. It is also worth noting that Royals catcher Salvador Perez is 5 for 6 in his career against Wade Miley with a homer run, which would make him a strong fantasy play. I like the Royals to win.