Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have been in some poor form of late, slumping to 38-42. Jose Abreu is easily their strongest offensive contributor, going for 19 home runs and 60 RBI. Ace Lucas Giolito will pitch here, going a superb 10-2 so far this season.
The Twins have been in superb form all season, now sitting at 53-29. Rosario and Kepler have been their offensive engines, both going reaching 20 home runs. After a lot of hype, Aussie pitcher Lewis Thorpe will make his debut in this one.
It’d be downright unpatriotic not to back Thorpe here, who has shown a ton of promise in the minor leagues. He has an excellent batting lineup and pitching staff supporting him, which I expect to prove enough in this one.
The Brewers are also surprisingly slumping, now sitting at 43-39. Yelich and Moustakas are still killing it, combining for over 50 home runs and 110 RBI. Zach Davies has been solid all season, going 7-2 with a 3.34 ERA.
The Pirates are on a recent surge, moving up to 39-41. Josh Bell has put this team on his back, going off for 70 RBI on the season. Stephen Brault will pitch here, going 3-1 with a 4.5 ERA so far.
Prediction: Brewers $1.62
Despite some recent struggles, I believe Milwaukee is clearly the better of these two sides. Davies is an excellent pitcher and I expect another solid day at the office from him as the catalyst for this win.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants continue to struggle, now sitting at just 35-47. They are finally starting to get some offence, with Belt, Pillar, and Sandoval all hitting 10 home runs. Madison Bumgarner will pitch here, going a relatively poor 4-7 so far.
The Diamondbacks are just above .500 at 43-42. This is in large part due to Ketel Marte, who has gone above both 20 home runs and 50 RBI. Robbie Ray will pitch here, going a middling 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA.
Prediction: Giants $1.92
These are two relatively evenly matched sides but I believe Bumgarner is finally starting to be undervalued. He is still a solid pitcher in this league and I expect a strong day from him to propel SF to victory.