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MLB Pick: McMordie betting the Red Sox -104 odds on August 14th 2017

Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox
MLB Prediction: Boston -104 odds (August 14th 2017)

At 6:10 pm, our Complimentary selection is on the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians.  If Indians RH starter Trevor Bauer isn’t the most inconsistent pitcher in baseball the last several years, then he’s pretty close to it.  Bauer can look like a Cy Young ace one night, and an inexperienced rookie the next. Unfortunately for him, it’s been much more of the latter this season.  Bauer’s biggest problem is simple — control.  He simply walks to many batters to be an effective #2 or #3 starter.  Bauer has seen his ERA rise to a personal high this season since he became a full-time starter (4.79), while his walk rate continues to be around 3.3.  Going into Fenway to face a red-hot Boston offense is likely not the way to try to turn his season around.  Heading into their Sunday night game, the Sox had won nine of their last 10, thanks to some healthy run-scoring.  They will send RHP Doug Fister to the hill for his 10th appearance and seventh start since joining Boston in late June.  Fister’s overall numbers aren’t very good, but he’s thrown back-to-back quality starts and could be poised to finish the season strong.  Lifetime he’s 6-4 with a 3.07 ERA against the Tribe.  Take Boston.  As always, good luck…Al McMordie.

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MLB Pick: Will Rogers betting the Yankees -133 odds on August 11th 2017

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
MLB Betting Prediction: Yankees -133 odds (August 11th 2017)

The set-up: The Red Sox got an off day Thursday and now visit the Bronx for an important three-game series with the hated NY Yankees. Boston will take an eight-game winning streak into this series, which has allowed them to open up a 4 1/2 game lead over New York in the AL East. Boston leads the AL with a 3.63 team ERA and watched its staff dominate of late, with three or fewer runs allowed in each of the last five games. “We’ve continued to pitch consistently, and that will be the key for us,” Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters after an 8-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.” The Yankees got shut out 4-0 by the Jays on Thursday and enter this series having dropped six of their last nine games.

The pitching matchup: Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3 & 4.08 ERA) goes for Boston and Jaime Garcia (5-8 & 4.49 ERA) makes his second start as a Yankee. Rodriguez held the Chicago White Sox to two runs on four hits in six innings last Friday (Boston won 3-2), recording his first quality start in four chances since coming off the disabled list. Rodriguez is seeing New York for the first time this season but is 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA in seven career starts versus the Yankees. Garcia suffered a 7-2 loss in his New York debut last Friday, when he was ripped for six runs – five earned – on five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings at Cleveland. He will be making his third AL start after beginning the season in Atlanta and getting traded to Minnesota before moving over to the Yankees. Garcia has never faced Boston.

The pick: These fierce, longtime rivals face each other 10 times in the next four weeks, starting tonight. Garcia is getting his introduction to this Red Sox/Yankees rivalry and New York needs him to come up big. This marks the nine-year vet’s first career start at Yankee Stadium. The bet says he rises to the challenge.