MLB SHOWCASE GAME OF DAY: HOUSTON ASTROS @ OAKLAND A’S
STARTING PITCHERS: (R) GERRIT COLE (ASTROS) vs. (R) DAN MENGDEN (A’s)
VEGAS ODDS: HOUSTON (-$1.74) * (TOTAL RUNS: 7 1/2)
Well I’ve said for weeks now on my videos and articles, the Best Pitcher so far in MLB is the Astros Cole (3-1). He has been nearly unhittable and working all 4 of his pitches to near perfection. His last outing he allowed (1) hit and he had (16) K’s with (7) K’s off the slider, (4) off the curve, and (5) off the fastball. His 4 seam fastball is hitting 99mph and he’s mixing all his pitches the hitters are just now guessing on half of them. Cole has reached double digit K’s in 5 of his 7 starts, and he has gone at least (7.0) innings in 6 of the 7, with the other start just shy at (6.2) innings. He has not allowed a Home Run in his last 4 starts and he’s allowed over (2) earned runs just once all season.
The A’s send out Mengden (2-3), who has actually had 3 solid starts in his last 4 starts, but the one bad one came against this same Astros team April 28th, where he only lasted (2.1) innings and allowed (4) earned runs, taking the loss. In his 3 solid starts, he struck out (16) and walked only (3). He has pitched fantastic at the Oakland Coliseum where he’s allowed only (3) earned runs.
This is the last game of a 6 game West Coast trip for the Astros, who have two hitters who have crushed Mengden, with Altuve hitting (.417) and Correa (.556). No A’s player has ever homered vs. Cole.
I lean to the Under 7 1/2 due to situation of both Starters, and grabbing a lower price then the high (-$1.74) being offered to take the Red Hot Cole. Hopefully Mengden can stay strong on his home field, and keep this a low scoring affair. Could we see another No-Hitter today? Cole surely in a groove to toss one today.
Enjoy the game and may all your wagers be WINNING ones!
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