MLB Same Game Parlays – Wednesday, May 31

By Mike Rose

Last Wednesday’s MLB Same Game Parlays ended up 1-2 to give some back to PointsBet Sportsbook. The day started off terribly with the Pittsburgh Pirates dropping a 3-2 decision to the Texas Rangers and failed to exceed their team total. They had bases loaded with 1 out in the bottom of the eighth and got bupkus! Then the Arizona Diamondbacks fell 6-5 at Philly in extras after leaving 24 on base and allowing Trea Turner to tie it up in the ninth with a 2-run shot with two outs and two strikes. Thankfully the nightmarish day closed with the Cubs and Marcus Stroman who beat the Mets and went over their team total in doing so. Here’s to reeling in some green on Wednesday’s slate – SLAM YOUR MAN!!


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Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles


It’s not known at the time of this writing who in fact will toe the starting bump for the Orioles when they close this series out with the Guardians. I don’t care! We’re fading Shane Bieber against an O’s offense that rakes right-handed pitchers to the tune of a .729 OPS and averages 4.7 runs per game. It’s tough to accept, but Bieber is no longer the dominant No. 1 we grew to know and love in the past. That’s highly evidenced by his 4.03 FIP being a full run higher than his 3.04 ERA and the fact that he’s serving up 8.6 hits per nine innings – a career-high since serving up 10.2 his rookie campaign. Now averaging a career-low 2.58 K/BB, the righty will be hard-pressed to get much done against a Baltimore lineup that pounds the 4-seamer and has a number of bats that also fare well in the run value department against the slider and cutter per Baseball Savant. The Orioles were just humbled by the Texas Rangers dropping two of three to lose their first series since early May. Look for Ced Mullins and co. to take their frustrations out on an overmatched Cleveland offense that will have major issues keeping up on the scoreboard.




San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins


Though the Friars just dropped two of three in the Bronx, I think San Diego is about to go on a major run over the next few weeks and believe that run that gets them back in the thick of the NL West pennant chase starts here in Miami. Should they weather the Alcantara storm in Tuesday’s series opener, they’ll have an excellent opportunity to win the series today with Blake Snell set to square off against Braxton Garrett. After just opposing a solid LHP hitting Nationals team and allowing 1 ER on four hits through five innings, he’ll get the pleasure of running up against the Marlins who rank No. 21 overall in OPS and average 3.8 runs per game against southpaws (No. 23). Walks have been a major issue for the right-hander evidenced by an embarrassing 5.6 BB/9, but Miami ranks second to last in walk rate (7.2%). If able to limit the free passes, Snell will be in a position to put a tally in the win column with Juan Soto and co. likely to send Garrett to the showers early considering only 11 percent of his nine starts have been of quality.




New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners


Something was undoubtedly in the air last Friday night when George Kirby took to his home bump to throw at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Andrew McCutchen led the game off with a home run on the first pitch and it continued to go downhill from there. The right-hander saw his eight-game quality start streak get snapped after allowing 7 ER which forced him out after only 4.2 innings and 92 pitches thrown. I firmly expect the young fireballer to right the ship even though Aaron Judge and the Yankees come in as the next opponent. Even if he doesn’t, look for Julio Rodriguez and co. to have a night opposing Clarke Schmidt and his unintimidating arsenal that’s served up 11.2 hits, 1.4 HR, and 3.2 walks per nine innings. Less than 10 percent of the right-hander’s starts have been of quality, and he enters start No. 12 the owner of a bloated 7.27 ERA on the road where he’s allowed 26 hits and 14 ER with opponents batting a robust .347 against him through 17.1 IP. Seattle enters this series hot having coming out on top in seven of their last nine games. That being said, a bulk of the dubs came against Oakland and Pittsburgh. Let’s test this hot streak here against an upper tiered opponent.




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