Rolling in baseball dollars at 29-10-1
September 05, 2018 3:04 AM
by Joe D'Amico
As the 2018 baseball campaign rounds the final stretch, let me again run down the post-season race.
The three divisions in the NL all consist of the top-3 teams in each, separated by 7.5 games or less.
This time of year cream rises to the top, so expect the Cubs to be the team to beat in the Central. The Braves and the Phillies are going to slug it out like a back alley brawl for the East’s title. The West is the tightest NL division with the Rockies, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks all within 1.5 games.
If history repeats itself, look for LA to outclass the rest of the pack. In the AL, the Central belongs to Cleveland.
Only 2.5 games stand between Houston and Oakland for the West. Boston has an 8.5 game lead over New York in the East.
Some say it’s a shame the two best teams in all of the majors share the same division. But, I feel the eventual Boston/New York matchup is what makes baseball so great.
What else is great, is my 29-10-1 record with my Best Bets.
Here is this week’s best (all stats and trends may change as can starting pitchers):
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati: Pittsburgh has taken 4 straight and 7 of the L9 overall meetings over Cincinnati.
The Reds are a far cry from the Pete Rose-led, Big Red Machine days, as they own a dismal, 59-79 record on the season.
They send Homer Bailey to the hill here. The RH is 1-13 with a 6.13 ERA on the season.
The team is on a deplorable 3-10 overall skid and an even uglier, 5-16 road slide. Jameson Taillon gets the start at home.
The RH is 4-2 with a 2.64 ERA over his L7 turns, en route to an 11-9, 3.45 mark in 2018. Cincy is 2-8 the L10 at PNC Park, 5-16 the L21 on the road, and 6-16 the L22 vs. RH starters. PITTSBURGH
It has been an amazing run of success we have been on and we hope it continues not only for baseball but college football.
Good luck and have a winning day.