My MLB Expert Picks for the week of May 21 through May 27 begin on Friday. The New York Mets travel to Milwaukee to battle the Brewers. Will the Brewers or Mets take this game? On Saturday, May 26, Seattle hosts Minnesota at Safeco Field. Can the Twins beat Seattle on the road? Sunday’s expert pick game happens in San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs. Who takes it in ESPN 2’s nationally broadcast game on May 27?
MLB Expert Picks May 21-27
New York Mets at Milwaukee
When: Friday, May 25 at 8:10 pm ET
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
Analysis: Arguably the Mets’ top pitcher, Noah Syndergaard has done everything right since this season started. His ERA is a nice 3.14. He’s struck out 61 batters in 51.2 innings. His WHIP is 1.22. There’s a lot to like about Syndergaard heading into this Friday match up.
However, his record is only 3 and 1. Not only that, but the Mets had to pull Noah after only 5 inning in a game on 5/15. Does that mean the Brewers have a shot?
I don’t believe so. Milwaukee bats only 1.57 versus Noah Syndergaard. Not only that, but NYM has gone 6 and 3 straight up in the 9 games Syndergaard’s started. I like the New York Mets to take it.
Pick: New York Mets
Minnesota at Seattle
When: Saturday, May 26 at 10:10 pm ET
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, WA
Analysis: Minnesota lists Jake Odorizzi as their Saturday starter versus the Seattle Mariners on May 26. Odorizzi has pitched well this season. He’s got a 3 and 2 record with a 3.35 ERA. The Mariners bat .232 versus Odorizzi. They’ve got 22 hits from 95 at bats.
The Mariners counter with pitcher Wade LeBlanc. LeBlanc was sensational in a start on May 14. He pitched 6 innings, allowed only 3 hits, and didn’t give up a run. He also struck out 4.
That was versus Minnesota. That means Wade LeBlanc is in line for another stellar outing. I believe he shuts down the Mariners again.
San Francisco at Chicago Cubs
When: Sunday, May 27 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
TV: ESPN 2
Analysis: Sunday night’s battle between SF and the Cubs should be a great one. The Cubs start Yu Darvish. So far, Darvish hasn’t panned out in the Windy City. His ERA is a monstrous 5.56. His record is a terrible 0 and 3. His WHIP is a gruesome 1.53.
The Cubs are 4 and 3 straight up when Darvish starts. At least, that’s a winning Cubbies’ record when Yu hits the mound. But, it’s tough to back the Cubs right now. They just don’t appear to have the right chemistry.
I’m going with San Francisco to, hopefully, win as a dog on May 27.
Pick: San Francisco