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Welcome back to our MLB Gameday Picks! We're looking to get back in the win column here after Opening Day and wil be eyeing three games taking place on Sunday. Seattle concludes their series at the Twins in the early afternoon, shortly followed by the Braves facing Colorado. And when these games finish, don't be shy to put some of those winnings on the late game between the Mets and Nationals. Let's get into it!
Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins
The Seattle Mariners (4-3) finally got their bats ablazing on Saturday as they shook down the Twins for an 11-4 road win. This after scoring only three total runs in their last two games. Kyle Seager got his 1000th career hit on a single after blasting a home run earlier in the game. Robinson Cano added an RBI to his record as he improved to 11 for 25 for the season.
Marco Gonzales (1-0, 4.26 ERA) gets the start for Seattle. In his time with the team since coming over from the Cards back in July, the 26-year-old hasn't fared too well, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a worrisome .343 BAA. The leftie did get a win against the Giants in his last time up, giving up three runs and two homers on six hits over 6.1 IP. Another bright spot is that Gonzales has a career 4-2 record on the road.
The Minnesota Twins (4-3) will look to not only improve their offense a bit, but mainly buckle down with their bullpen which gave up five runs in just the eighth inning on Saturday. Brian Dozier has been consistent for the Twins, hitting in every game, along with four long balls. Same with Eduardo Escobar in the five games he's played. Joe Mauer will look to extend his hitting streak against the M's to a stunning 19 games.
Lance Lynn (0-1, 11.25 ERA) knows he needs to settle down and deflate his ballooning ERA. The former Cardinal got touched by the Pirates in his last outing, giving up five runs on three hits and six walks in just four innings pitched. The 30-year-old went 11-8 last season.
Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
Coming into Saturday's game with a league-leading 56 runs, the Atlanta Braves (5-3) only managed to get two, sending the game to extras where they fell to the Rockies. They get a chance to right the ship on Sunday and look for more from closer Arodys Vizcaino.
Sean Newcomb (0-1, 10.38 ERA) is coming off a rough start. In 4.1 IP, the left-hander gave up six runs, five of which were earned, on five hits and four walks. A positive was his six K's. Against the Rox last season, Newcomb is 0-0 with a 5.91 ERA in 10.2 IP over two starts.
Winner's of three of four, the Colorado Rockies (5-4) are fresh off a 3-2 extra innings win over the Braves in which they turned three double plays. Tony Wolters forced the game-winning walk in the bottom of the 10th. Gerardo Parra suddenly heat up as well, going 2 for 4 with a walk.
Kyle Freeland (0-1, 6.75) is also coming off a bad season sebut. The left-hander surrendered four hits, two of which were homers, off five hits in 5.1 innings pitched in a loss to the Padres on Tuesday. The rookie garnered 11 wins last season, finishing with a 4.10 ERA.
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Having already clinched the series, the New York Mets (6-1) look to sweep their division rivals at Nationals Park on Sunday. This run has been their best since their 8-1 start to the season in 2006. The 3-2 win came behind Asdrubal Cabrera, Todd Frazier, and Travis d'Arnaud's RBIs. Bad news for the Nats, Michael Conforto is expected to return on Sunday as a pinch hitter.
Matt Harvey (0-0, 0.00 ERA) has been solid. The 29-year-old was part of a no decision against the Phillies where he pitched five innings of no-run ball, allowing a hit and walk and striking out five. Harvey hasn't fared that well against the Nats though in terms of record. Against Washington in their building, the right-hander is 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA.
The Washington Nationals (4-4) are at .500, but starting the season belpw expectations. Bryce Harper belted a home run in his last game, although we might not get much out of him tonight. Against Harvey, the All-Star is only 2 for 29 with five strikeouts and just one homer. Harper's amassed home runs in each of his last four games though.
Tanner Roark (1-0, 1.29) was dominant in his season opener, only allowing one run on four hits and a walk in an 8-1 rout of the Braves. Against New York, the 31-year-old is 7-2 with a 2.76 ERA in 17 appearances, 11 of which were starts. Last season, the right-hander was only 6-6 with a 5.04 ERA at Nationals Park in 17 appearances, 14 of which were starts.
MLB Gameday Picks and Parlays
Marco Gonzales isn't reliable in this spot and Lance Lynn should start throwing better here. That burst of Mariner offense was just a blip. They have a more consistent offense and are at home for this rubber match. Take the Minnesota Twins here.Minnesota Twins (-145)
As with the Mariner offense being a blip, the Braves lack of offense is a blip too. Look for them to bounce back in a big way in Colorado on Sunday. The Rox have some big hitters too, but until they produce, the Braves have the advantage here. Even if they don't win look for a close game like on Saturday.Atlanta Braves +1.5 (-155)
The Mets might not sweep, but look for them to keep it close. They have been better against righties recently, and the main thing is they're winning games. Roark has good numbers against them, but his numbers in Washington haven't been special going back to last season. Take the New York Mets to keep it close with the RL.New York Mets +1.5 (-160)
MLB Gameday Key Betting Trends
The Mariners are only 1-4 in their last 5 away games against a right hander.
The Twins are 9-1 in their last 10 home games against a left-handed starter.
Atlanta is 4-0 in their last 4 after a loss and are 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team over .500.
Colorado is only 1-4 in Freeland's last 5 starts and 0-5 in his last 5 games at Coors.
The Mets are 6-1 overall and are 5-1 in their last 6 against a right-handed starter.
The Nationals are 1-6 in their last 7 home games. Washington is also 0-4 in their last 4 home games against a right-handed starter.
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