We are into the month of May in Major League Baseball. I have picked it up of late with the picks, going 4-2 in each of the last two weekends. Let’s look at weekend MLB picks for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
We are into the month of May in Major League Baseball and things are starting to take shape in many divisions. Since it is now May we have a lot of daytime action on Saturday and Sunday and we will have a number of nationally televised games. FS1 has two games on Saturday, as the Detroit Tigers visit the Houston Astros, while the St. Louis Cardinals take on the San Francisco Giants. ESPN has the Sunday night game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs. I have picked it up of late with the picks, going 4-2 in each of the last two weekends. Let’s look at weekend MLB picks for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.
Saturday MLB Picks
The first game we’ll look at for Saturday has the White Sox visiting the Red Sox. The White Sox are expected to go with Dallas Keuchel in this game, while the Red Sox send Nick Pivetta. It used to be that Keuchel was a pitcher you could trust to keep you in a game, but he simply isn’t what he once was. It is almost a given that he is not going to pitch more than 6 innings and he will give up at least four runs or more. Pivetta is no better and I expect the White Sox to get to him early and often. This game has all the looks of a contest that is very high scoring, so I will go over the total.
The Cardinals visit the Giants in the FS1 feature game on Saturday night. The Cardinals are expected to send Steven Matz to the mound, while the Giants go with Alex Cobb. The Cardinals are hoping that Matz will be a solid starter this season and I know his numbers this season are pretty good, but he is still just a .500 pitcher in his career with an ERA of more than four. Cobb is not the answer for the Giants and he has not pitched well this season with a 1-1 record and an ERA of over five. I expect we’ll see quite a few runs on Saturday, so I will go over the total.
Let’s stick with our over trend on Saturday and go with the Rockies and Diamondbacks over the total. The Rockies are expected to send Kyle Freeland, while the Diamondbacks go with Zach Davies. Freeland has an ERA of nearly five and Davies has not been much better with an ERA of more than four. I’ll go over the total.
Sunday MLB Picks
The first game on Saturday is an early one with the White Sox visiting the Red Sox on NBC’s Peacock streaming service. The White Sox are expected to go with Dylan Cease while the Red Sox send Michael Wacha. There is no question that the White Sox have the pitching edge in this one, as Cease is off to an excellent start this season. I have no confidence at all in Wacha, so I will take the White Sox to get the road win.
The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Cleveland Indians on Sunday and it is expected that Alex Manoah will get the start for Toronto. He has been exceptional this season with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.45. The Indians haven’t yet announced their starter for Sunday and it doesn’t really matter, as Manoah is the reason I like Toronto in this contest. I expect another excellent outing from him and I will take the Blue Jays to get the road win on Sunday.
The last game we’ll look at for this weekend has the Marlins visiting the Padres. Trevor Rogers is expected to get the start for Miami and he has had all kinds of trouble this season with a 1-4 record and a 6.14 ERA. On the other side, the Padres are expected to send Joe Musgrove to the mound and he has been excellent so far this season with a 4-0 record and a 1.97 ERA. This one looks like a mismatch, so I’ll take the Padres to get the home win.
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