AFTER reeling off 14 out of 20 right choices last week, I’m aiming to keep my good form going. The baseball games are tough to pick this week, but I have faith, blind blind faith. Here we go!
Last Week: 14-6
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Washington Wizards @ Boston Celtics
THESE two teams do not like each other, setting the scene for a fiery series. I expect John Wall and Isaiah Thomas to go OFF in Game 1, but the home court advantage will help the Celtics strike first.
Verdict: Celtics W
Utah Jazz @ LA Clippers
CHRIS Paul told Paul Pierce that he wasn’t going to let him end his career in Utah on Friday night. Unfortunately for ‘The Truth’ it will be curtains on his fantastic career after Game 7.
Verdict: Jazz W
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Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees
THE Yankees are cooking right now as they look to finish a series sweep of Baltimore. New York is 14-3 in their last 17 games and with Aaron Judge clubbing home runs the way he is expect the trend to continue.
Verdict: Yankees W
Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays
AARON Sanchez’s (0-1, 4.38 ERA) return the Blue Jays line-up is great news for fans who haven’t had much to cheer about so far this year. Toronto will try to win their first series of the season on their home field, but I’m backing Rays ace Chris Archer (2-1, 3.94 ERA) to get the W.
Verdict: Rays W
Seattle Mariners @ Cleveland Indians
AFTER 11 days on the road in three different cities, the Mariners will be looking forward to getting back home after Sunday’s game. The Indians won’t make their final road game of the stretch a good one either.
Verdict: Indians W
Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers
TIGERS pitcher Jordan Zimmermann’s ERA of 6.35 has got an extreme workout over his first four games. Avisail Garcia and the White Sox batters could be in for a treat.
Verdict: White Sox W
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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins
BOTH the Pirates and the Marlins are battling to make it over .500 and both starting pitches are trying to reign in their overflowing ERA. Flip a coin to decide this one.
Verdict: Marlins W
New York Mets @ Washington Nationals
METS starter Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 1.73 ERA) makes his delayed start against the juggernaut Nationals lineup. Washington will be without Adam Eaton, who suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. This will be an interesting battle and I’m guessing the Mets ace will get the job done.
Verdict: Mets W
Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers
THE Braves have made Brewers pitches look second rate in the last two games batting in 21 runs in the last two outings. Atlanta should get the series sweep on Sunday.
Verdict: Braves W
Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros
THE series finale between Houston and Oakland should see Dallas Keuchel (4-0, 1.22 ERA) continue his dominant start to the year. After splitting the first two game the Astros will walk away with a win.
Verdict: Astros W
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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals
THE Kansas City Royal are currently riding an eight game losing streak. After Sunday they should snap the run of L’s.
Verdict: Royals W
Cincinnati Reds @ St Louis Cardinals
RAIN has interrupted the series between the Reds and Cardinals so far and the postponed match hasn’t been rescheduled yet. Mike Leake (3-1, 1.32) gains the start against his former teammates and should continue his great play.
Verdict: Cardinals W
Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers
THE LA Angels are looking much more impressive in 2017 than they were last season. Superstar Mike Trout has looked pretty impressive against Texas and should star again in another win.
Verdict: Angels W
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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants
BOTH squads are trying to avoid their 17th loss of the season in the last game of their series. With both starting pitchers possessing an ERA over four the Giants get a slight edge for being at home.
Verdict: Giants W
Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers
DEBUTANT Nick Pivetta for the Phillies will get the start against the Dodgers. I’m backing him in to get a win in his first major league start.
Verdict: Phillies W
Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks
TWO NL teams who are flying up the standings meet in Arizona to wrap up the three game series. The Diamondbacks won the first two games and will complete the sweep on Sunday.
Verdict: Diamondbacks W
Chicago Cubs @ Boston Red Sox
THE night ends with a game between the Cubs and Red Sox pitches two teams who should feature deep into the playoffs come October. My monies on Chicago to take out this entertaining match.
Verdict: Cubs W