Wednesday MLB: Eckel has a cycle of picks including White Sox vs Indians, Nationals vs Blue Jays, and Brewers vs Pirates
The Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged what could have been a really bad night Tuesday.
Still 1-2 isn’t good enough. What’s a hitter do when he’s a slump? He keeps swinging. So, here are some MLB picks for Wednesday night.
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians, 6:10 pm
Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Zach Plesac
Odds: White Sox -110; Indians -103
Washington Nationals vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 6:35 pm
Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Nate Pearson
Odds: Nats -160; Blue Jays +143
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 pm
Pitchers: Brandon Woodruff vs. Joe Musgrove
Odds: Brewers -150; Pirates + 130
Single: Cleveland swept a doubleheader from the White Sox Tuesday, so we’re looking for the Southsiders to bounce back with their ace on the mound Wednesday night. Take Chicago.
Double: Scherzer at -160 is probably as good as odds as you can expect. Take the Nats, who lost to the Jays Tuesday, straight up or in a parlay with the White Sox or with our next pick.
Triple: Woodruff went 2-0 with 24 strikeouts in two appearances against Pittsburgh last season. Musgrove, meanwhile, has a career 6.46 ERA against the Brewers. Take Milwaukee.
Home Runs: Since we’re backing the Nats and Brewers let’s go with Washington’s Howie Kendrick and Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich, who has really been struggling, to go deep Wednesday.