Pitchers and Powerhouses: Unlocking Today’s Top MLB Picks and Projections for a Winning Lineup

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Quick Look At The MLB Matchups For 05-05-2023

We have a total of 14 games today with the day's first pitch scheduled for 6:35 PM EST when the Blue Jays take on the Pirates at PNC Park. Early projections are for the Blue Jays and Pirates to lead the day in runs scored while Astros and Mariners should be a pitching dual with one of the lowest projected run totals of the day.

Blue Jays (-140) vs Pirates (+117) 9.0 O/U

6:35 PM
Weather Report
Mist
54°

Temp

69%

Humidity

SSE

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Bassitt (5.18 ERA)
18-14

Season

102-71

Home

96-80

Away

3-7

Last 10

Pittsburgh Pirates
Vince Velasquez (3.06 ERA)
20-12

Season

79-93

Home

60-117

Away

3-7

Last 10

    George Springer (TOR) is our highest projected batter today with 16.7pts projected
    Bo Bichette (TOR) is our 3rd highest projected batter today with 16.0pts projected
    PNC Park is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.83 per game
    Chris Bassitt (PIT) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 5.2 runs per game.
    The Blue Jays bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #2 overall
    The Blue Jays are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.0 per game
    The Pirates are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.8 per game

White Sox (-110) vs Reds (-110) 9.0 O/U

6:40 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
57°

Temp

72%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Chicago White Sox
Lucas Giolito (3.67 ERA)
10-22

Season

96-82

Home

87-86

Away

5-5

Last 10

Cincinnati Reds
Hunter Greene (2.89 ERA)
13-18

Season

83-90

Home

71-103

Away

5-5

Last 10

    Hunter Greene (CIN) has the #19 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.67 per start.

Yankees (+148) vs Rays (-180) 8.5 O/U

6:40 PM
Weather Report
Light Snow Shower
37°

Temp

81%

Humidity

N

Direction

14 MPH

Wind

New York Yankees
Jhony Brito (5.56 ERA)
17-15

Season

111-67

Home

92-78

Away

6-4

Last 10

Tampa Bay Rays
Zach Eflin (2.25 ERA)
26-6

Season

120-61

Home

89-81

Away

6-4

Last 10

    The Yankees are ranked #2 for Home Runs (1.2) per game
    Zach Eflin (TB) has the #28 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.2 per start.
    Jhony Brito (TB) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 5.6 runs per game.

Red Sox (+130) vs Phillies (-155) 8.0 O/U

7:05 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
57°

Temp

64%

Humidity

NNE

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Boston Red Sox
Chris Sale (6.75 ERA)
19-14

Season

102-76

Home

84-90

Away

7-3

Last 10

Philadelphia Phillies
Zack Wheeler (3.86 ERA)
15-17

Season

99-70

Home

82-96

Away

7-3

Last 10

    Zack Wheeler (PHI) is our highest projected pitcher today with 37.6pts projected
    Zack Wheeler (PHI) has the #14 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.83 per start.
    Chris Sale (PHI) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.8 runs per game.
    The Red Sox are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 4.9 per game

Rockies (+205) vs Mets (-250) 8.5 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
57°

Temp

57%

Humidity

ENE

Direction

4 MPH

Wind

Colorado Rockies
Antonio Senzatela (nan ERA)
12-20

Season

94-81

Home

55-117

Away

7-3

Last 10

New York Mets
Justin Verlander (3.60 ERA)
16-16

Season

104-64

Home

86-93

Away

7-3

Last 10

    Justin Verlander (NYM) is our 3rd highest projected pitcher today with 34.9pts projected
    Justin Verlander (COL) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 3.6HR per 9 innings pitched

Twins (-120) vs Guardians (+100) 8.5 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
59°

Temp

51%

Humidity

ESE

Direction

6 MPH

Wind

Minnesota Twins
Pablo Lopez (3.77 ERA)
18-14

Season

91-81

Home

71-104

Away

8-2

Last 10

Cleveland Guardians
Peyton Battenfield (4.67 ERA)
14-17

Season

88-81

Home

94-84

Away

8-2

Last 10

    Pablo Lopez (MIN) has the #4 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.71 per start.

Orioles (+170) vs Braves (-210) 8.5 O/U

7:20 PM
Weather Report
Overcast
63°

Temp

56%

Humidity

E

Direction

6 MPH

Wind

Baltimore Orioles
Grayson Rodriguez (5.46 ERA)
21-10

Season

77-92

Home

75-104

Away

6-4

Last 10

Atlanta Braves
Max Fried (0.45 ERA)
22-10

Season

101-70

Home

104-71

Away

6-4

Last 10

    The Braves are ranked #1 for Home Runs (1.5) per game
    Truist Park is one of the top 3 ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing 1.50 per game
    Grayson Rodriguez (BAL) has the #30 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.17 per start.
    Grayson Rodriguez (ATL) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 5.5 runs per game.

Athletics (+139) vs Royals (-165) 9.0 O/U

8:10 PM
Weather Report
Overcast
61°

Temp

78%

Humidity

S

Direction

8 MPH

Wind

Oakland Athletics
Drew Rucinski (7.71 ERA)
6-26

Season

75-105

Home

74-95

Away

0-10

Last 10

Kansas City Royals
Brad Keller (3.56 ERA)
8-24

Season

74-97

Home

66-111

Away

0-10

Last 10

    Kauffman Stadium is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.84 per game
    Drew Rucinski (KC) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 7.7 runs per game.
    Drew Rucinski (KC) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.93HR per 9 innings pitched

Tigers (+180) vs Cardinals (-220) 8.5 O/U

8:15 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
99°

Temp

37%

Humidity

NNW

Direction

12 MPH

Wind

Detroit Tigers
Eduardo Rodriguez (1.81 ERA)
13-17

Season

83-92

Home

69-101

Away

7-3

Last 10

St. Louis Cardinals
Jordan Montgomery (3.34 ERA)
10-22

Season

101-75

Home

86-86

Away

7-3

Last 10

    The Tigers bats are one of the worst in baseball ranking #30 overall
    The Tigers are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.8 per game

Rangers (Pending) vs Angels (Pending) 0.0 O/U

9:38 PM
Weather Report
Overcast
55°

Temp

93%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Texas Rangers
Dane Dunning (1.77 ERA)
18-12

Season

81-96

Home

64-105

Away

3-7

Last 10

Los Angeles Angels
Tyler Anderson (5.74 ERA)
18-14

Season

86-85

Home

77-100

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Tyler Anderson (TEX) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 5.7 runs per game.
    Tyler Anderson (TEX) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.03HR per 9 innings pitched

Dodgers (-115) vs Padres (-105) 8.0 O/U

9:40 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
57°

Temp

78%

Humidity

WSW

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw (1.89 ERA)
19-13

Season

123-53

Home

108-67

Away

6-4

Last 10

San Diego Padres
Yu Darvish (3.60 ERA)
17-15

Season

95-82

Home

83-88

Away

6-4

Last 10

    The Dodgers are ranked #3 for Home Runs (1.0) per game
    Yu Darvish (SD) has the #18 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.8 per start.
    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) has the #14 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.83 per start.
    The Dodgers bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #1 overall
    The Dodgers are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.2 per game

Nationals (+148) vs Diamondbacks (-180) 8.5 O/U

9:40 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
63°

Temp

38%

Humidity

E

Direction

7 MPH

Wind

Washington Nationals
Patrick Corbin (5.17 ERA)
13-18

Season

65-112

Home

65-105

Away

2-8

Last 10

Arizona Diamondbacks
Merrill Kelly (3.62 ERA)
17-14

Season

79-94

Home

62-113

Away

2-8

Last 10

    Diamondbacks's Corbin Carroll is on the longest hitting streak in baseball at 9 games dating back to 04/19
    Patrick Corbin (ARI) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 5.2 runs per game.

Astros (+111) vs Mariners (-133) 7.0 O/U

10:10 PM
Weather Report
Light Rain, Mist
48°

Temp

90%

Humidity

SSE

Direction

11 MPH

Wind

Houston Astros
Cristian Javier (3.48 ERA)
16-15

Season

111-66

Home

100-73

Away

3-7

Last 10

Seattle Mariners
Luis Castillo (1.82 ERA)
15-16

Season

92-78

Home

96-80

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Julio Rodriguez (SEA) is our 4th highest projected batter today with 15.7pts projected
    Luis Castillo (SEA) is our 2nd highest projected pitcher today with 35.3pts projected
    Luis Castillo (SEA) has the #26 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.33 per start.
    The Astros are the hardest team to strikeout in baseball leading with just 8 per game

Brewers (-115) vs Giants (-105) 8.0 O/U

10:15 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
54°

Temp

77%

Humidity

W

Direction

9 MPH

Wind

Milwaukee Brewers
Corbin Burnes (4.01 ERA)
18-13

Season

99-76

Home

96-79

Away

6-4

Last 10

San Francisco Giants
Sean Manaea (7.85 ERA)
13-17

Season

101-71

Home

94-82

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Christian Yelich (MIL) is our 2nd highest projected batter today with 16.5pts projected
    Rowdy Tellez (MIL) is our 5th highest projected batter today with 15.5pts projected
    Sean Manaea (MIL) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 7.9 runs per game.
    Sean Manaea (MIL) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.95HR per 9 innings pitched
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