MLB Week 26 Five ? Lock PicksJosh Bailey
We’ve got one week to get down our final best bets of the regular season! The first game we look at is a classic Wednesday battle between Los Angeles and San Francisco. On Friday, Toronto takes on Tampa Bay while on Sunday, closing day, Washington travels to New York to take on the Mets.
Although San Francisco doesn’t have much chance to catch L.A. in the NL West, the team from NoCal always loves to beat the team from SoCal. On Wednesday, Toronto battles Tampa Bay as a playoff team. Then, on Sunday, the surprise winners of the NL East, the New York Mets, take on Washington.
A Closer Look At My MLB Week 26 Five ? Lock Picks
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
When: Wednesday, Sept 30th
The Dodgers are 6 games ahead of San Francisco for the NL West Division going into the week. It’s not likely that the Giants can catch L.A. at this point. But, that doesn’t mean that San Francisco won’t give it a shot.
Mike Bolsinger is scheduled to take the mound for the Dodgers. Bolsinger has faced San Francisco batters 60 times. He’s allowed 18 hits, 1 home run and 7 RBIs for a .300 batting average.
The Giants counter with Mike Leake. Leake’s actually done a good job when facing the Dodgers. He’s allowed 27 hits from 106 at-bats including 4 home runs for a .255 average. The Giants should come out on top with Leake on the mound.
Pick: San Francisco
Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays
When: Friday, Oct 2nd
Toronto made all of the right moves before the trade deadline and are now close to wrapping up the AL East Division. They’ve already secured a playoff spot. The difference between a division crown and a wildcard berth in the AL could be huge this post-season.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 28, 2015
Toronto is hoping that their former ace Mark Buehrle will pitch better than he has in the past against the Tampa Bay Rays. Buehrle has given up 9 home runs, 89 hits, and 30 RBIs from 321 at-bats. Since the Blue Jays bat .223 versus Tampa starter Jake Odorizzi, the Rays appear to be the team to back in this Friday game.
Pick: Tampa Bay
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
When: Sunday, Oct 4th
On closing day, Washington will try and beat the New York Mets. Washington was the favorite to win the World Series when the 2015 MLB Season started. Their season is falling apart right infront of our eyes.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 28, 2015
Tanner Roark is the pitcher that they’ll send to the mound. Roark has held Mets’ batters to 1 home run and 32 total hits from 124 at-bats. Roark allows the Mets to bat .258 against him.
Jacob DeGrom is scheduled to start for the Mets. It’s likely that he won’t so that he can start the Mets’ first playoff game. With DeGrom not on the mound, Washington has a chance of winning this on the money line. If DeGrom pitches, consider backing the Mets.