MLB Free Picks July 18-24Josh Bailey
The MLB action this week presents a couple of awesome interleague games. On Wednesday, Tampa Bay sends ace Chris Archer to the mound to battle the Colorado Rockies in Colorado. On Friday, San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner takes on New York Yankees’ top pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The other game that I’m finding a bet in has the Los Angeles Dodgers traveling to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals. Keep reading for my MLB free picks from July 18th to the 24th!
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A Closer Look At My MLB Free Picks July 18-24
Tampa Bay Rays at Colorado Rockies
When: Wednesday, July 20 at 3:10pm ET
Listed Pitchers: TB-Chris Archer, COL-Jorge De La Rosa
Archer hasn’t been nearly as effective this baseball season as he was in 2015. Archer’s ERA is 4.68. Hi win-loss record is a terrible 4-13. His WHIP is a terrible 1.41. Archer has faced Colorado batters only 12 times. That’s not a good indication of how effective the Rockies can be against Archer.
What is a good indication that the Rockies might get to Archer is the fact that Colorado’s stadium yields an average of 13.07 runs per game. Most of those runs come from the home team. Jorge De La Rosa knows how to pitch at home. The last time he started in Colorado, he yielded 6 hits and only 1 earned run to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Rockies should roll.
Pick: Colorado Rockies
San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees
When: Friday, July 22 at 7:05pm ET
Listed Pitchers: SF-Madison Bumgarner, NYY-Masahiro Tanaka
MadBum is easily one of the top pitchers in MLB this season. He could secure another Cy Young Award considering that he’s dominating. Bumgarner’s ERA is a stunning 2.12. His WHIP is a terrific .98. His win-loss record is 10-5. The Yankees bat .291 against Bumgarner. Most of their hits have come from Starlin Castro who is 11 out of 26 against MadBum and Chase Headley who is 10 out of 23 against him.
I think Tanaka has a huge chance to pitch well in this matchup. Masahiro Tanaka has a decent 3.23 ERA. His 1.11 WHIP is good as well. San Francisco has never faced Tanaka before. What it means is that the Yankee ace should have the advantage in this match up.
Pick: New York Yankees
Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals
When: Sunday, July 24 at 8:00pm ET
Listed Pitchers: LAD-Scott Kazmir, STL-Carlos Martinez
The Dodgers’ Scott Kazmir has been drubbed by St. Louis in the past. The Cardinals bat .294 against Kazmir. In 68 at-bats, they have 20 hits. 5 of those hits were home runs.
Carlos Martinez has held the Dodgers in check during his career. From 72 at-bats, the Dodgers only have 16 hits off of Martinez. L.A. bats .222 against him. This is sort of a no-brainer pick if the listed pitchers start on Sunday. St. Louis should dominate the Los Angeles Dodgers in this game.
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals