MLB Top Games of the Week August 3 – August 9

MLB Top Games of the Week August 3 – 9

The 2020 MLB season has been anything but smooth, but there is still baseball to be played this week. Keep reading for the top games for the week of August 3rd to the 9th!

MLB Top Games of the Week August 3 – August 9

Monday, August 3

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

This is a huge matchup with Mets’ ace Jacob deGrom battling Atlanta’s Mike Soroka. In 2 starts, deGrom has thrown 11 innings, struck out 12, and posted a 1.64 ERA. Soroka has a 1.59 ERA and .97 WHIP. 

Oakland A’s at Seattle Mariners

A’s starter Frankie Montas is 0-1 in 2 appearances. Seattle starter Justus Sheffield lasted just 3 innings versus the Angels the last time he was on the mound. Justus allowed 4 earned runs off 3 hits. 

Tuesday, August 4

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

As Boston heads into their August 5 game, the Red Sox are 3-6 and in fifth place in the AL East. On Tuesday, they send arguably their top starter, Nathan Eovaldi to the mound. Eovaldi could pick up a win. Charlie Morton has an 8.00 ERA with the Rays so far this season.

Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks

The D’Backs send future hall of fame pitcher Madison Bumgarner to the hill on Tuesday. Although MadBum hasn’t thrown great, he may have the edge because Houston starter Framber Valdez has a 6.23 ERA. 

Wednesday, August 5

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies

Rockies listed starter Jon Gray has thrown great this season. His 2.61 ERA and 1.06 WHIP should be enough to handle the offense starved Giants. 

L.A. Dodgers at San Diego Padres

In his start on July 31, Padres starter Garrett Richards yielded 4 runs off 8 hits in 5.2 innings. The Friars could have a tough time against LAD. As a team, the Dodgers have a 2.04 ERA.

Thursday, August 6

Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks

Heading into Sunday, the D’Backs are -22 in run differential. Even Stros’ starter Lance McCullers Jr. and his 5.42 ERA may not be enough to help AZ.

Chicago Cubs at Kansas City Royals

In 2 games, Cubs’ starter Tyler Chatwood has a .71 ERA and .79 WHIP. He’s one of the reasons the Cubs are 2 games ahead of the Brewers in the NL Central.

Friday, August 7

Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates list relief pitcher Steven Brault as their starter. This game could rain runs. Brault is a reliever while Tigers’ listed starter Daniel Norris has a 4.54 ERA.

L.A. Angels at Texas Rangers

Rangers starter Jordan Lyles faces a team averaging 4.89 runs per. Jordan’s ERA is 6.00.

Saturday, August 8

Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

In a couple of starts, Sonny Gray has dominated for Cincy. Gray has a ridiculous .71 ERA and equally awesome .55 WHIP. 

San Francisco Giants at L.A. Dodgers

The Giants are 5-4 on the moneyline heading into their August 2 game. But, they’re +550 in betting units. Why? They have yet to go off a favorite. As of August 1, the Dodgers are just +31 betting units. Check and see if those trends held this week before deciding on the winner of this matchup.

Sunday, August 9

L.A. Angels at Texas Rangers

The Halos list Shohei Ohtani as their starter. That could change. If Joe Maddon decides to stick with Shohei, we must seriously consider backing the Rangers. 

Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals

Do you think Twins listed starter Rich Hill likes the American League? In his lone 5 innings thrown so far Hill has a win, a 0.00 ERA, and a .60 WHIP.

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