We're talkin' baseball: Eckel has a cycle of MLB picks — Blue Jays vs Nationals, Cubs vs Reds, and Dodgers vs Astros
Yesterday we quoted Meat Loaf, today we’ll take a line from a Boomtown Rats song, “I Don’t Like Mondays.’’
Monday saw our first losing day of the season as all three picks — Washington, the over in Washington and the under in KC/Detroit — went the wrong way.
We’ll try again and hope for a “Ruby Tuesday’’
Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals, 6:05 pm EDT
Pitchers: Tanner Roarke vs. Austin Voth
Odds: Blue Jays +117; Washington -137
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 pm EDT
Pitchers: Alec Mills vs. Tyler Mahle
Odds: Cubs +110; Cincinnati -103
L.A. Dodgers at Houston Astros, 9:10 pm EDT
Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Fraber Valdez
Odds: Dodgers -147; Houston +127
Single: The Reds are 1-3 and can easily be 4-0. The bullpen blew two games and they lost 8-7 Monday night and left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. It’s time for things to go their way starting Tuesday.
Double: We’re going back to the World Champion Nats to bounce back from Monday’s loss and rough up their former teammate Roarke.
Triple: I’m taking the Dodgers just because that line just seems a little out of whack. It’s OK for L.A. to be favored on the road, but by that much?
Home Run: Let’s take a shot with Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna (+255) against Tampa Bay and St. Louis’ Paul Goldschmidt (+290) against Minnesota.