8/22 VIP Picks

2-1 last night makes us 6-1 to start the week! Our one loss was because Philly blew a 4-1 lead. 3 plays today and they are all DAY action. If we go 3-0 during the day I will add a bonus play for the late games tonight so check back in around 7:30 EST.

Astros (Morton) (-140) - The Astros have eye popping numbers against Marco Gonzales in a small sample size. They are hitting .370 against him in 27 at bats. The Mariners lineup has seen a lot of Charlie Morton and they haven’t really figured him out. They are hitting .263 in 179 career at bats against him. The Stros need to win games like this one today if they want to defend their AL West crown. I think they will take care of business for us.

Rangers (Minor) (+150) The Rangers will face Edwin Jackson today and they are one team who he does not enjoy pitching against. They have a .388 avg in 67 career at bats against him and they scored 5 runs in 4.1 innings against him earlier this season. Mike Minor hasn’t been great against this A’s lineup and they have a .281 avg in a small sample size of 32 at bats against him. The damage the A’s do should be Minor to the damage that the Rangers do to Jackson. See what I did there?

Twins / White Sox Under (8.5) - Kyle Gibson and Carlos Rodon must start for action in this one. Both have been stellar against the opposing lineups. Gibson has held this White Sox lineup to a .235 avg in 115 at bats. Rodon has been better and he’s held this Twins lineup to a .175 avg in 63 at bats. These teams only scored 4 runs combined through 8 innings last night. Both pitchers should go deep today and I like this game to go under.