IF I get every prediction right on Sunday I will be seven wins away from chalking up right guess #200. Hopefully as I close in on the double ton I don’t add too many more L’s along the way.
Last Week: 11-6
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Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers
AS if the Celtics weren’t struggling enough they are now entering Game 3 without Isaiah Thomas and face the prospect of being swept. Look away Boston fans.
Verdict: Cavs W
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Internazionali BNL d’Italia Results
Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina
HALEP and Svitolina clash in the womens final on Sunday in Rome. Fresh off the Madrid title last week, Halep should continue her success.
Verdict: Halep W
Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev
FOR the first time in six weeks Rafael Nadal was a loser on clay and instead we will see Djokovic and Zverev square off in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia finale. On the eve of the French Open, I expect the bigger name in Djokovic to prevail.
Verdict: Djokovic W
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Colorado Rockies @ Cincinnati Reds
ROCKIES rook Kyle Freeland (4-2, 3.13 ERA) will dictate the result as he faces the Reeds for the first time in his career. Expect a high score at the hitter friendly Great American Ball Park with a Colorado victory.
Verdict: Rockies W
Los Angeles Angels @ New York Mets
TWO very different stories follow the starting pitchers of the Mets/Angels clash. After injury has ravaged the Angels bullpen they have turned to superstar Mike Trout for their driving force of success. And boy has he been delivering.
Verdict: Angels W
New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
THE New York Yankees has stalled slightly after their hot start going 3-7 in their last 10 games. With the Rays deploying stud starter Chris Archer (3-2, 3.70 ERA) the Rays can complete the home stand sweep.
Verdict: Rays W
Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles
OWNERS of the best home record in baseball the Orioles look to sweep the Blue Jays and chalk up win number 26. I’ve got the visitors talking a rare W at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Verdict: Blue Jays W
Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
THE ‘dominant’ Nationals have lost seven of their last eight games on the road entering Sunday. With Stephen Strasburg (4-1, 3.42 ERA) in good form they should break their losing streak.
Verdict: Nationals W
Philadelphia Phillies @ Pittsburgh Pirates
AARON Nola’s (2-0, 4.50 ERA) return after missing a month of action and Chad Kuhl (1-4, 6.69 ERA) leaking runs (10 in his last two matches) the Phillies should win this one.
Verdict: Phillies W
Cleveland Indians @ Houston Astros
HOUSTON have the best record in baseball although they haven’t looked very much like that team against the Indians. With back to back losses to Cleveland, they can salvage something by avoiding a loss here.
Verdict: Astros W
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Kansas City Royals @ Minnesota Twins
BOTH starting pitchers combine for an ERA of 11.43 the guy that manages to reign in his arm and trouble the batters will get a victory. My money is on the Twins beating the Royals.
Verdict: Twins W
San Francisco Giants @ St Louis Cardinals
SAN Fran are building their way back onto the winners list going 8-2 in the last 10 games including back to back wins over the Cards. A series sweep is imminent.
Verdict: Giants W
Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs
AFTER Saturday’s contest was rained out the Brewers and Cubs will start the same scheduled pitchers on Sunday. Although Milwaukee has won four straight, they won’t be chalking up their 5th straight.
Verdict: Cubs W
Boston Red Sox @ Oakland Athletics
CHAD Pinder now owns the longest homer of the season to date with a crushing hit that flew 483 feet on Saturday. It helped the A’s to a win and the Red Sox will be out for revenge to halt their three game losing streak.
Verdict: Red Sox W
Chicago White Sox @ Seattle Mariners
OWNER of the 8th best ERA in the American League, Derek Holland (3-3, 2.70 ERA) has had a great start to the season with the Chicago White Sox. He should continue that form winning his 4th game of the year against Seattle.
Verdict: White Sox W
Miami Marlins @ Los Angeles Dodgers
THE Miami Marlins are seriously struggling in 2017. LA on the other hand are building another solid season and seem poised to challenge for the National league crown once again. The result isn’t rocket science.
Verdict: Dodgers W
Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Diego Padres
ANOTHER team that is struggling on the same level as the Marlins is the San Diego Padres. All signs point to an Arizona win as the Diamondbacks continue their surge up the standings.
Verdict: Diamondbacks W
Kansas City Royals @ Minnesota Twins 2
THE second game between the Royals and the Twins on Sunday features two pitchers in Ian Kennedy (0-3, 3.03 ERA) and Adalbeto Mejia (0-5, 5.79 ERA) looking for their first win of the year. The Twins get the nod for the second time over the Royals this weekend.
Verdict: Twins W
Texas Rangers @ Detroit Tigers
FRESH off snapping the Rangers 10 game winning streak the Tigers confidence is sky high. They are in for a reality check come Sunday.
Verdict: Rangers W