MLB Best Bets: After another 3-0 day Eckel returns Wednesday with HR picks, Blue Jays vs Marlins, Rays vs Yankees, and White Sox vs Twins
First pitch: Blue Jays vs Miami Marlins at 6:40 p.m., Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees at 7:05 p.m., and Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins at 8:10 p.m.
If you’ve been paying attention to the baseball selections this week, you have to be impressed. If you’ve been betting them, you’re getting rich.
Tuesday night saw the second consecutive 3-0 night — and it was easy. Atlanta crushed Boston; Detroit, an underdog, slammed Milwaukee and the Tigers covered the over themself. Not only that, but Marcell Ozuna didn’t just hit a home run; he hit three. Do we get paid triple for that?
That’s 6-0 with correctly predicted home run hitters the past two nights and eight winners in the last nine games. Let’s stay hot with Wednesday’s picks.
Blue Jays at Miami Marlins, 6:40 p.m.
Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Sixto Sanchez
Odds: Blue Jays -135; Marlins +115
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Jordan Montgomery
Odds: Rays +105; Yankees -115
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins, 8:10 p.m.
Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Juan Berrios
Odds: White Sox +135; Twins -145
Single: Both the Blue Jays and Marlins have had better seasons than anyone expected. And both have good pitchers going Wednesday. We’re going to lean toward Ryu, who is 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in his career vs. Miami. Take the Blue Jays.
Double: After six straight losses, the Yankees finally beat the Rays and almost got into a brawl in the process. Maybe that’s what The Bombers needed. I think they win again against Morton, who is coming off injury and will be limited in his pitch count. Take the Yanks.
Triple: I hate betting against the White Sox. But if you’re ever going to do it this is the night. Berrios is 11-2 with a 2.76 ERA vs. Chicago, while Lopez is 1-5 with a 6.48 ERA vs. Minnesota. Take the Twins.
Home Run: Let’s stick with the three teams we picked and go with Vlad Guerrero Jr. of the Blue Jays; Luke Voit, of the Yanks and Max Kepler of the Twins.