MY baseball picks weren’t as horrific as a week, so that’s a plus. We’ve lost the NBA for a few months as the Draft and free agency now command attention, but there is still sport to be played. The King of Clay and some red hot MLB teams make an appearance this week, with the Blue Jays facing a rare chance to sweep. Plenty to keep an eye on this Sunday.
Last Sunday Picks: 4 – 6
Overall: 532 – 364
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Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Dominic Thiem (7)
IT’S not really a surprise to see the ‘King of Clay’ back in this spot. Everyone expected the 10x time winner to cruise through the rest of the bracket, just like he has done without dropping a set. He comes up against the form Dominic Thiem, who defeated him just one short month ago. This is a different ball game though…
Verdict: Nadal W
Baltimore Orioles (19-44) @ Toronto Blue Jays (29-35)
RIDING a rare winning streak the Blue Jays are on the verge of a series sweep. With just one series win in the last month, Toronto will be happy with a 3-1 ledger over the Orioles and I think Baltimore can salvage something from their trip north of the border.
Verdict: Orioles W
Los Angeles Angels (37-28) @ Minnesota Twins (27-34)
SIX straight W’s for the Angels has suffered the blow of losing their young star to injury. Shoehei Ohtani (4-1, 3.10 ERA) will miss at least three weeks with an elbow sprain that has dampened to LA locker room. Still, they are rolling right now and should sweep the Twins.
Verdict: Angels W
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San Fransisco Giants (32-32) @ Washington Nationals (36-26)
IF you want to watch the best pitcher in baseball right now, do yourself a favour. Find a comfy couch seat and tune in to the Max Scherzer (10-1, 1.85 ERA) show tomorrow arvo. You won’t be disappointed.
Verdict: Nationals W
New York Yankees (42-18) @ New York Mets (29-35)
TWO teams that share the same city are heading in quite opposite directions. The exciting Yankees have found their stride and look like one of the best teams in the league. The skidding Mets however, are on the verge of setting unwanted history with a 0-9 homestand the result of another loss to their crosstown rivals. Sorry Mets fans, it’s nothing personal, it’s just business.
Verdict: Yankees W