The St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals both won their series despite playing three games on the road. The Cards exploded for 10 runs in the first inning in Game Five against the Atlanta Braves basically ending Game Five before it barely started. The Nats had to fight a bit more. Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto hit homers off Clayton Kershaw in the eighth inning to tie the game. Howie Kendrick then blasted a Grand Slam in the tenth to take Game Five 7-3 in Los Angeles. Let’s take a look at how these two underdogs stack up against each other.
The calendar has flipped over to September, the kids are back to school and summer days are about to turn into crisp, cooler days. Heck, I kinda like it as I was just out for some tennis and felt like the coolness gave me some extra energy. This, of course, has nothing to do with what brings you, the reader, here. Let’s dig into this somewhat un-inspiring eight-game nightcap before I start talking about the weather again. Twins at Red Sox, 11 runs implied total/ Tigers at Royals, 9.5/ Rockies at Dodgers, 9.5 are our games to target for bats. By now you know the drill, tell grandma, we’re going Around the Horn! Continue reading →
A few marquee matchups will take center stage Thursday as the Cubs and Cardinals will continue their rivalry at Busch Stadium. Boston Red Sox will look to keep mashing in their series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Houston sends their ace Gerrit Cole to Progressive Field to play the resurgent Cleveland Indians. And Clayton Kershaw looks to continue his solid season versus the San Diego Padres. You know the drill, we’re going Around the Horn!Continue reading →
Plenty of games with run totals hovering around ten and eleven Friday. Ideally some exposure to Yankees and Red Sox bats is a good strategy to take but the high prices make it difficult to fit them in. The Cardinals and Twins, amongst others, offer up some interesting pivot plays to make room for pitching. Make sure to grab your scorecards, pens, and paper on this mega-slate, let’s go Around the Horn! Continue reading →
As of writing this, the Chicago Cubs are -163 Vegas favorites to beat the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. I wanted to start there because once the first pitch is thrown, everything is out the window and subject to change. Such a storied rivalry between the Cubs and Cardinals. This season it has been a tale of two fields. The home team has won every meeting so far this season. The Cubs are 5-0 at Wrigley and the Cardinals are 3-0 at Busch Stadium. Continue reading →
Opening weekend is in the books, and some surprise teams had a good weekend. We also had the opportunity to watch some superstar players try to make an impact on teams and some MVPs continue right where they left off. Here are the seven hottest hitters from this weekend.