Starting pitchers are Sean Manaea for the hosts and Marcus Stroman for the visitors. Marcus Stroman has really settled down after a disastrous start to the season as the right hander enters this game with wins in 4 of this last 6 starts and just 3 runs or fewer allowed in all but one of them. Stroman has struggled with his control this year but he still has a reasonable 25/10 K/BB ratio during that span. Stroman does get a tough assignment against an A's team that took out some of their road frustrations the last 2 games with 16 runs but we believe Stroman's sinker matches up well against a team that prefers to put the ball in the air. On the other side, Sean Manaea hasn't quite found his April form but he has been remarkably consistent with 3 runs or fewer allowed in his last 10 starts and 2 runs or fewer in 7 of them. Manaea gets a Blue Jays team that's been ravaged by injuries and recently lost one of their hottest hitters Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to the DL. Relievers could be a slight concern but we see both starters putting up strong performances and enough quality at the back end of both bullpens.
Starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the hosts and Sal Romano for the visitors. As well as Mike Fiers appears on the surface with his 3.54 ERA, his xFIP tells a completely different story as he carries the 6th highest mark (4.84) among qualified pitchers. Fiers was never a highly touted prospect or known for having an above average fastball or quality secondary pitches so he should be commended for making something out of nothing but the fact remains that he does very little well aside from limiting walks. Fiers strikes out just 6.62 batters per 9 innings and his issue with the long ball has again resurfaced this year with a 1.54 HR/9 mark, 9th highest in the league. Fiers faces a Reds lineup with a .735 OPS against right handers (12th best in the league) and a wOBA of .320, 10th highest mark among the 30 teams. Boyd, perhaps unexpectedly, got the better of them last night but we believe Fiers presents a much easier opportunity tonight especially as he is prone to the long ball. On the other side, Sal Romano isn't much better than Fiers as he enters this game with an xFIP of 4.66 and a home run rate of 1.63 HR/9 but we believe Romano gets a much easier assignment against one of the poorest hitting teams against right handers. Bullpens didn't really come into play last night as both Bailey and Boyd were magnificent, throwing 8 innings each, but we would still rate the Reds' relievers a class above so with all things considered, we again make the visitors the favourites!
We have four bets in San Jose, and a total of 3 in Washington. This is one that we are offering to Freemium users! ————It would be hard to knock Shuai Zhang for her work ethic, because the Chinese girl bounces from one tournament to the next. However, the 29 year old is certainly limited, and she’s not exactly in the best of form. This looks a great chance for Vera Lapko to claim a decent scalp. the 19 year old will appreciate returning to hard courts, and she’s already the winner of two decent ITF tournaments this year. A semi final in Lugano, and a qtr at last seasons Moscow suggests she’s got the measure of todays opponent!
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Starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty for the hosts and Jon Gray for the visitors. Jack Flaherty has been terrific for the Cardinals in his 1st full season as a professional but he has shown vulnerabilities against left handers and hasn't been too adept at lasting deep into the game, only once going past 5 innings in his last 6 starts. However, Flaherty still gets a Rockies team that's downright dreadful hitting on the road, especially against right handers. On the other side, Jon Gray's banishment to the minors might not have been the fair in light of his good peripherals but in any case, it appears to have worked wonders as he's thrown consecutive gems against the Mariners and Astros since returning. As we mentioned, Gray's peripherals have been terrific all year and in fact, his 2.87 xFIP is actually the 5th best mark in the league among pitchers with 60 innings logged. Gray gets a predominantly right handed Cardinals lineup that's a bit banged up and we see no reason he doesn't continue his good form here. Bullpens are not too reliable for either side but the Rockies relievers have found some form of late and while the Cardinals bullpen has been a disaster at times, we believe there's enough here against a poor hitting team on the road.
Starting pitchers are Matt Boyd for the hosts and Homer Bailey for the visitors. Homer Bailey's made his first start in over a month last week as he held the Cardinals to just 2 runs on 5 hits over 6.2 innings of work and struck out a season high 8 batters to just 2 walks. It's hard to say what we make of this exactly as Bailey was awful before his injury and during his rehab starts but nevertheless, Bailey gets an ideal matchup tonight against a Tigers team that's utterly dreadful against right handers. Bailey's offspeed stuff matches up well here in our opinion and his horrid walk rate should be mitigated by the fact that the Tigers walk just 7.0% of the time against right handers, 4th lowest mark in the league. On the other side, Matt Boyd has been a pitcher we've spoken about many times this season and regardless of the limited success he's had, we are not believers in his abilities and he faces the much more dangerous lineup here even with the lefty/lefty matchups. Furthermore, the Tigers bullpen is still among the worst in the league and while the Reds' relievers aren't much better, they have enough solid right handed arms led by Raisel Iglesias to deal with one of the worst hitting teams against right handers.
Here is one for FREEMIUM users. Anyone wanting to subscribe for the week ahead, now is the time. Get in touch with us at email@example.com ——— How many times have we been on the right side in Christina McHale matches. A look through our stats tell us we are plus 38.2% when betting in matches involving the American. We really believe we have McHale figured out, and on that note we expect her to shock Maria Sakkari today. The 26 year old might have had a poor season to date, and her confidence is not always there. Nevertheless, she’s a lot more talented than her current ranking position suggests, and in october of last season she beat Sakkari with an easy 6-0 6-4. Elise Mertens, Sloane Stephens, Roberta Vinci, Naomi Osaka, Kiki Bertens, Monica Puig and Barbora Strycova are some of the players McHale has beaten, so their is enough reason to be optimistic. Maria Sakkari is frustrating, in that she fails to focus for the full duration of matches. It’s a shame really, because the Greek girl has plenty of talent. Nevertheless, she’s susceptible, and we can imagine her being beaten here.
It’s amazing to see Hammarby second in the league table, and with two games in hand on leader AIK. Afterall, this team could only finish 9/16 last season, and they have pretty much the same set up has then. By that we mean Stefan Billborn wasn’t given any money to spend on new players, and their was only a few changes to the whole set up. Furthermore, it’s not has though the squad is baked in youth, because it’s not! Trellborgs ended just third in last seasons Superettan, so life at the higher level was always going to be a bigger challenge. As it stands, the team from the south are third bottom, and they managed just one point over the past four games. On a positive note, Trellborgs won back to back home games before losing to AIK (1-4), and one of them was against reigning champions Malmo! The hosts can be bet with a goal start, that’s what we will be doing!
Starting pitchers are Edwin Jackson for the hosts and Marco Estrada for the visitors. Marco Estrada had a terrific June before landing on the DL with a glute strain but closer inspection of his numbers reveal he benefited from a low BABIP and high strand rate which led to a fairly pedestrian 4.55 xFIP in the month though to his credit his strikeout numbers did show a spike. Nevertheless, his season long numbers are anything but convincing as even his ERA sits at 4.72 while his xFIP is even higher at 5.23 and underscores what we've believed all along which is that he is no longer a major league calibre starter. Estrada should benefit somewhat from the spacious foul territory at Oakland Coliseum being a fly ball pitcher but he draws a bad matchup in our opinion against a power hitting A's team that looks to put the ball in the air and is perhaps thrilled to be at home after a dismal series at Colorado. On the other side, Edwin Jackson has to be commended for finding a spot on a major league roster but his 3.86 ERA is mostly smoke and mirrors as he has benefited from a .232 BABIP thus far. The right hander had perhaps the worst start of the season last time out against the Rangers and will be pitching on 4 days rest for the 2nd consecutive time, something we believe is clearly a detriment to the 34 year old journeyman. Bullpens have been respectable for both sides but we again see enough fireworks early with a Blue Jays team that's been hitting extremely well and an A's team back in the friendly confines of home after they were perhaps disoriented playing at elevation.
Starting pitchers are Ervin Santana for the hosts and Shane Bieber for the visitors. Ervin Santana will be making his 2nd start back from injury and needless to say, he was anything but convincing again the Blue Jays on Wednesday as he labored through 5 innings allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and at least 1 baserunner in each inning. Perhaps some can be blamed on rust but we don't have too much faith in the 35 year old right hander facing a much tougher opponent in the Indians who have the 3rd highest OPS in the league. On the other side, Shane Bieber has been better than his 4.80 ERA through 8 starts and in particular has shown a very good K/BB ratio but one area he has struggled at is facing left handed batters who have a .444 wOBA against him this season. The Twins recently traded away Eduardo Escobar but still have plenty of left handed and switch hitters in the lineup that should exploit this matchup advantage. Bullpens are respectable for both sides but we see enough fireworks early.
Take this one on us - We sent out much earlier to subscribers - Still 4/1 and not a lot in the race ———— I simply don’t like ADAMS PARK. He’s not the best of jumpers, and while he showed plenty of courage to win last time out, he beat a horse that didn’t want it. A six pound penalty is a stopper, and odds of 10/11 are well off the pace. LORD CAPRIO had a similar flat rating to the jolly, and he won well enough on his debut. However, he too is penalised, and we fancy ORMESHER to trump them both. Brian Hughes mount looks like an hurdling type, and he’s in the right hands to do a lot better over timber.
Here is a free football premium bet - if you would like to join our paid service get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org - The price is €250 per month for football, or €300 for all premium bets ! ————Reigning champions Young Boys won their opening match at home against Grasshoppers (2-0). However, they were far from impressive, and they didn’t get the first goal until their opponent had been reduced to ten men. Since Grasshoppers have been well beaten since, we believe their is an even bigger question mark against what they actually achieved. We could also mention that todays visitor didn’t do much in pre season, and they even lost 0-4 to English team Wolves. One of the reasons for dropping standards could be a change in coach, because Adi Hutter left to take over German Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt. The other worry is despite last seasons achievement, the board have actually cashed in a profit on player trading by selling Kasim Adams to Hoffenheim for €8 million. Lugano are now fully established in the top league, and Guillermo Abascal has certainly strengthened the squad during the summer. Lugano won their opening match against Sion, and if anything the scoreline was a bit light. It’s only correct that we point out YBB won all four meetings last season, but we doubt that will be the case today.