Dodgers rookie Tony Gonsolin made Dave Roberts look like a genius yesterday, only allowing 2 hits over 6 innings and shutting down the Cardinals. That gives the Cubs a 2.5 game lead on the division. We stay on top of the NL Central race, with another look at the odds, care of Bovada.
The Brewers (-1.5 +105 RL, -145 ML) are hoping to gain another game on the Cubs after winning game one against the Pirates (+1.5 -125 RL, +125 ML). Chase Anderson (5-2, 3.73 ERA) has been consistent but not picking up many wins for Milwaukee, and hopes to beat Steven Brault (3-1, 4.15 ERA), who has admitted that his rehab from injury isn’t going great. Feels like a great game to pick the Brewers with the under (O/U 9.5).
Brett Anderson (9-7, 4.04 ERA) gets the start for the A’s (+123 ML) against the super hot Cubs (-143 ML). After losing to Chicago yesterday, Oakland is half a game back from the Rays, and they’ll face Jon Lester (9-7, 3.86 ERA), who has been terrific at home. No runline or totals available for this game, but just based on the direction both teams are heading, and with Lester on the mound, I like the Cubbies.
Dodgers (-1.5 -105 RL, -196 ML) won’t make it any easier for the Cardinals (+1.5 -115 RL, +168 ML) to win the division. They’ll send out Clayton Kershaw (10-2, 2.85 ERA) against Miles Mikolas (7-11, 4.00). Both have been really great as of late, with Kershaw notably passing Sandy Koufax’s strikeout totals and getting a lot of press in the process. Mikolas only allowed one unearned run in his last outing, so definitely pick the under here, and I like the Cardinals to edge out a win on the money line (O/U 8.5).
Can you blame me for picking all the NL Central teams to win? I want to see this race last as long as it possibly can, it’s just too much fun to watch.
Tonin’s record yesterday: 3-5
Tonin’s record this season: 39-28