Mariners’ Felix Hernandez is making his naysayers look correct

Apr 24, 2018 3:04 AM

MARINERS (-125, 9.5) at WHITE SOX (Wed., 11:20): Mariners’ Felix Hernandez is making all his naysayers look correct considering his 5.05 ERA thus far, but he is on the plus side of the ledger with around 1.7 units of profit. The career of Chicago’s James Shields has long since been in decline as evidenced by a 6.17 ERA, but there’s no helping the dismal Sox. SEA, 6-4

RAYS (+105, 8o15) at ORIOLES (Wed., 4:05): Orioles’ Dylan Bundy was finally rewarded with a win on Friday at home against the Indians in what has been five consecutive relatively stellar starts to open the season. The Rays’ Chris Archer has been a shell of his usual form but had his best outing of the season on Friday and comes in with a 6.59 ERA. BAL, 4-3

RED SOX (-140, 8o15) at BLUE JAYS (Thu., 4:07): Two of the top-five teams record-wise entering the week, as Red Sox starter Chris Sale has just one win to show for his five starts so far, including a loss in Saturday night’s no-hitter in Oakland. The Jays’ Marco Estrada has two wins in four starts despite a 5.32 ERA and is up over 2.5 units so far. BOS, 5-3

BREWERS (+120) at CUBS (Fri., 11:20): Color the skeptics correct so far when it comes to the Cubss’ Yu Darvish, as he comes in with three clunkers in four starts to-date with a 6.86 ERA following his loss as a -150 choice at Colorado on Sunday. The Brewers’ Brent Suter hasn’t been much better with a 5.68 ERA overall and down 1.67 units in five starts. CUBS, 5-4

ROCKIES (-140, 9o20) at MARLINS (Fri., 4:10): The Rockies’ Tyler Anderson has been decent in four-straight outings and finally picked up his first win while repairing the damage from his first start of the year. The math is easy so far on  Jose Urena, who is down exactly five units in five starts so far for the lowly Marlins with a 5.88 ERA. COL, 5-4

DODGERS (-160, 7.5) at GIANTS (Fri., 7:15): Lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu has been terrific for the Dodgers with a 3-0 record and 1.99 ERA following his impressive outing as a slight ‘dog to Stephen Strasburg at the Nationals on Saturday. Giants’ Derek Holland is 0-3 in four starts and is down a straight four units with S.F. still trying to get the staff in working order. LAD, 5-3

DIAMONDBACKS (-115, 8.5u20) at NATIONALS (Sat., 1:05): Arizona LHP Patrick Corbin has some of the best numbers in the majors so far with a 4-0 record and a 0.66 WHIP. Pro bettors steamed the victorious Dodgers from -175 to over -200 against Jeremy Hellickson on Sunday night. He went 5-1/3 innings, allowing three runs in a no-decision. ARI, 4-3

ATHLETICS (+170, 8u20) at ASTROS (Sat., 4:10): Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. leads the majors in Ks-per-9 innings so far this season, as he won on Sunday as a two-dollar favorite at the ChiSox to improve to 3-1. The A’s Daniel Mengden picked up the money as a +120 ‘dog on Sunday against David Price and the Red Sox, allowing one run in 6-1/3 innings. HOU, 4-2

CARDINALS (-105, 7.5o20) at PIRATES (Sun., 10:35): Cards’ Luke Weaver may have his previous start moved. If so Carlos Martinez would get the start. Bucs’ Chad Kuhl has been decent in two home starts. PIT, 4-3

METS (-150, 8o20) at PADRES (Sun., 1:10): Ex-Yankee Bryan Mitchell has been a hot mess at home for San Diego so far and has burned four units in four starts, including 5-2/3 innings with no earned runs at Houston. Mets lefty Steven Matz has been the slumper in the rotation at home, but has one strong road outing at the Nats. NYM, 5-2

YANKS (-105, 9) at ANGELS (Sun., 5): Angels rotation could land on rookie Jaime Barria, who made news with an MLB record 21-pitch AB to SF’s Brandon Belt on Sunday. C.C. Sabathia should make his third start since his short stint on the DL (hip), but innings, strikeouts are below his par so far. LAA, 5-4