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To help you out, here are the six questions for Tuesday's MLB games, along with my breakdown and picks.
#1 NEW YORK (NYY) HOME RUNS VS. BALTIMORE
0, 1, 2 or 3+ Home Runs?
New York has the second-most home runs in the past week and the second-most strikeouts. As tough as they are to stop at the plate, Baltimore is in no position to stop the mashing. Play the three or more.
Pick: New York 3+ Home Rund
#2 BALTIMORE HOME RUNS VS. NEW YORK (NYY)
0, 1, 2 or 3+ Home Runs?
On the other end, Baltimore has 12 home runs so they should get one or two here in this spot. With 34 runs in the last week, I will go with one homer as Gerrit Cole is on the mound and he is a tough guy to challenge. This might come off a relief pitcher.
Pick: Baltimore 1 Home Run
#3 PHILADELPHIA SINGLES & DOUBLES VS. CHICAGO (CHC)
0-2, 3, 4, 5, 6-7 or 8+ Singles? 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4+ Doubles?
Philadelphia has five doubles of their 35 hits this past week and against Chicago, they have a good chance to boost that number. Adrian Sampson is on the mound and he should not last long against this Philly lineup.
Pick: Philadelphia 6-7 Singles & 2 Doubles
#4 NEW YORK (NYM) SINGLES & DOUBLES VS. ST. LOUIS
0-2, 3-4, 5, 6-7 or 8+ Singles? 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4+ Doubles?
New York has eight doubles in the last six days and will face John Woodard. This season, Woodard does not have many starts under his belt, so a team like New York could make some noise with the bats. Both teams are fighting for the playoffs, so expect a back-and-forth contest.
Pick: New York 3-4 Singles & 2 Doubles
#5 PHILADELPHIA STRIKEOUTS & EARNED RUNS VS. CHICAGO (CHC)
0-6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12+ Strikeouts? 0-1, 2, 3-4, 5-7 or 8+ Earned Runs?
Sampson's O/U for strikeouts is 2.5 today, so fire away on a low strikeout total here and higher earned runs.
Pick: Philadelphia 0-6 Strikeouts & 8+ Earned Runs
#6 NEW YORK (NYM) STRIKEOUTS & EARNED RUNS VS. ST. LOUIS
0-5, 6-7, 8, 9-10, 11-14 or 15+ Strikeouts? 0-1, 2, 3, 4 or or 5+ Earned Runs?
New York has struck out more than any team over the last six days, with 64 total compared to 27 runs scored. Back a high strikeout total, even with 4-5 pitchers likely to see action.
Pick: New York 9-10 Strikeouts & 5+ Earned Runs