MLB Tips – 13th August

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It was a short and sweet Friday with both feature previews grabbing the cash in a 5-4 day. It’s batter up on Saturday with 14 games on the card.

MLB Feature Previews

Tampa Bay Ray at New York Yankees (9:05am) (Best)

Tip: Yankees WIN ($2.00)

The final game of A Rod’s Yankees career played out in front of the loyal fans at Yankee Stadium, just the way he planned it. It is likely his last game ever in a career that has seen him hit 696 home runs, 3,114 hits and 2,085 RBI’s. For the man who owns the second biggest contract in MLB history, it’s been an awful year at the plate and the Yankees simply can’t carry him anymore. In return for retiring, he’ll get a $27 million severance package – not bad huh. Will he have any influence in this game? Probably not given he’s batting .199 in 64 games this year. Someone that could have an impact though is CC Sabathia (6-9, 4.18) who is in a real slump at the moment going 1-5 in his last six starts. He’s also 1-6 with a 4.82 ERA in nine home starts this season. Chris Archer (6-15, 4.26 ERA) will go for Tampa and he’s pitched better since the break, going 2-3 with a 2.94 ERA with 38 strikeouts in five starts. He comes in to this one with the most losses in the entire majors. At their current price and A Rod’s final game, the Wolf is tipping the underdog to get the cash.

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals (9:05am)

Tip: Nationals -1.5 ($1.83)

Washington welcome Atlanta to the nation’s capital Saturday for the start of a three game set. The Nationals are well in control in the NL East with Miami 7.5 games back in the race and given there is only 49 games left in the season for Washington it’s going to be quite hard for Miami to track down that number. Bryce Harper is likely to rejoin the lineup after some time out with injury and the Nats will be hoping he can get back to producing bigger numbers like he did in 2015. They haven’t missed his run production however, averaging 5.9 runs per game in August while winning six of eight. Stephen Strasburg (15-2, 2.80 EA) starts for Washington and he started this season with back to back wins over the Braves, allowing just three runs in 13.2 innings. While he hasn’t been as good in the second half of the season as he was in the first, he is still tracking very well for the year and expecting him to post his 16th victory in this one. Washington outscored the Braves 24-11 in six wins this year so chase the Washington run total over as well.

Match (Time AEST) MLB Tips
Atlanta at Washington
Nationals -1.5 ($1.83)
Colorado at Philadelphia
Rockies WIN ($1.71)
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees
Yankees WIN ($2.00)
Houston at Toronto
Blue Jays WIN ($1.85)
LA Angels at Cleveland
Indians WIN ($1.68)
San Diego at NY Mets
Mets WIN ($1.65)
Chicago White Sox at Miami
Marlins WIN ($1.71)
Arizona at Boston
Red Sox WIN ($1.42)
Detroit at Texas
Rangers WIN ($1.52)
Kansas at Minnesota
Twins WIN ($1.88)
Cincinnati at Milwaukee
Over 8.5 Runs ($1.80)
Seattle at Oakland
Mariners WIN ($2.05)
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers
Dodgers -1.5 ($2.40)
Baltimore at San Francisco
Orioles WIN ($1.82)

Wolf’s Record

Overall: 648-481-14