Monday MLB Best Bets: Eckel has HR picks, Mariners vs Angels, Braves vs Red Sox, and White Sox vs Twins
First pitch: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels at 4:10 p.m., Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox at 7:30 p.m., and Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins at 8:10 p.m.
Now that we’ve got over our Sunday jinx — we went 2-1 with a rainout and a Cody Bellinger home run — it’s onto bigger and better things, like Monday’s games.
There’s a good slate of MLB action and we got picks.
Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels, 4:10 p.m.
Pitchers: Marco Gonzalez vs. Jamie Barria
Odds: Mariners +130; Angels -145
Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
Pitchers: Max Fried vs. Colten Brewer
Odds: Braves -190; Red Sox +175
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins, 8:10 p.m.
Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Rich Hill
Odds: White Sox -135; Twins +115
Single: Marco Gonzalez is 2-0 against the Angels with a ERA around 2.00. Jamie Barria has an ERA of 11.49 against the Mariners. Hmm. Take the Mariners and the plus odds.
Double: I’m not sure Lucas Giolito will throw another no-hitter, but he should extend his scoreless its streak (currently at 16) a little more. Rich Hill is 0-2 with a 6.41 ERA against Chicago. Ad get this the Sox are 10-0 agains lefty starters this season. Take Chicago.
Triple: The odds on the Braves are too high. But there’s a reason for that Max Fried is 5-0 with the best ERA in baseball at 1.35. Parlay the Braves with the White Sox and throw in the Mariners if you like.
Home Run: Let’s go with Atlanta’s Marcell Ozuna and Cincinnati’s Eugenio Suarez.