The wins just keep on coming, as we are formally. Last night’s winner was our sixth win in our last eight bets, a sizzling hot 75%-speed weekly. And they did make us work for it as we backed the Washington Nationals in a very attractive +103, last night, and the game was a blowout. The Nationals are currently also leading the National League in runs scored at the month of August, and that I expected them to hammer Pirates starter Joe Musgrove, and that’s just what happened.
Washington scored six runs to jump out to a lead, and the rest of the way out coasted. The Nats played add-on later, and the time that this match all said and done, Washington walked off with all the 11-1 victory, and we cashed our pet cash ticket. Washington has scored double runs.
Where this production has been hiding at all season long, I really don’t understand, but right now, this team has been hitting the ball better than any team from the league, by a broad margin. The Nats maintained pace with the Atlanta Braves who remain six matches to first place and also won yesterday. For the choice of today, we’ll check on those Braves, as we head to Atlanta where the Braves host the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins are in Atlanta Thursday trying to prevent the sweep in game three of a three-game with the Braves. This series has not been aggressive to this point because the Braves took those first games with a combined total score of 10-1. For Miami, as their production has truly fallen off here in August, they are begging for the time to end at this stage. Miami is a significant in their past eighteen games.
For Atlanta, the Braves are expecting to complete the sweep because the Washington Nationals are hot in their heels in the NL East Division. The Braves are among the greatest teams in the league and have won seven out of their last nine games, including string wins on the Mets and Dodgers.
Starting tonight for the Braves is Mike Soroka (10-2 2.41 ERA), and for the Marlins it is Sandy Alcantara (4-11 4.35 ERA). The game is set at nine and a half of runs. The Braves are large home favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 4:20 PM PST in SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Mike Soroka has been an invaluable addition starting rotation this season. After a cup of java using the big-league team this past year, making five starts, he has produced some stellar results and has been a region of the rotation this year. His 2.41 ERA is great for second in the majors, behind just Hyun-jin Ryu, and ahead of guys like Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, along with Jacob deGrom.
At years old, Soroka is just another in a long run of very excellent, and young players at Atlanta. The kid has had only one losing decision since April 18th! Along with when he is still on the mound, the Braves seem to always win. Atlanta is this year 15-7 when Soroka starts.
This year, he has been almost unbelievably great in three starts. Soroka has allowed just one earned run and chucked a combined innings , never throwing fewer than seven innings in any 1 start. His ERA in those three starts? 0.41, the lowest against any team he’s faced this year.
Sandy Alcantara is better compared to his 4-11 record might lead you to believe. When you play for the worst team in the league, wins could be difficult to come by, however Alcantara has done a job of throwing nicely. He made his first, no matter what should be many teams this year and has pitched well here in August.
This month, Alcantara has an ERA of simply 3.20 in three starts. This includes a strong outing against these very same Atlanta Braves in which he still worked giving up three runs and tossing two and seven thirds, a few weeks back. He’s made a high excellent beginning, less or more, three runs or six innings , in four out of the last five matches. Together with the one hiccup that just could have the best lineup in all of baseball.
This amount is way too big to look at taking Atlanta. We watched the Detroit Tigers win a match against the Houston Astros at which the Astros were laying a totally ridiculous -500, so big upsets can happen, but I do not see lightning striking . And I believe this Marlins lineup won’t have anything for Mike Soroka.
Soroka has possessed them and I expect only the exact same tonight. It is possible to pencil him for innings or work. When I examine Sandy Alcantara, I believe he’s going to get a way to become decent. He won’t close the Braves down, but not a lot of people do, but that I still do not see him getting blasted either.
So, when I look at the match complete, I see value on the below nine and a half conducts. It’s extremely tough for a match to hit double-digits if a lot of the teams does not score. Along with the Marlins aren’t likely to put many runs tonight. The issue is, will Alcantara be great enough to have crushed but not destroyed? And I believe that answer is yes.
We watched two weeks back if Alcantara pitched well against the Braves that he can manage their firepower, also with all the Braves as prohibitive favorites to win the match, they need to have a wholesome lead late, and won’t get to bat at the bottom of the ninth. Small details like the fact that the Braves will get eight innings and push on this game to the above, need to be evaluated.
I see Atlanta winning going away and taking an early lead. Something in the selection of 5-1 Atlanta seems about right. Give me the and a half runs tonight in game from SunTrust Park!
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