Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have struggled all season, currently sitting at 31-55. Justin Smoak has been their premier offensive threat, going for 14 home runs and 37 RBI. Pitcher Clayton Richard has largely struggled, going 0-4 with a 6.89 ERA.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have also been atrocious this season, now at just 29-55. Jorge Soler has been stellar offensively, going for 22 home runs and 55 RBI this season. Glenn Sparkman will pitch here, going 2-3 with a 4.07 ERA.
Prediction: Blue Jays $1.74
In a day of limited options, the Blue Jays loom as a solid value play. I believe they’re the more talented of these two sides and should be able to get after Sparkman in this one.
The Reds continue to hover below .500, currently at 38-43. Eugenio Suarez leads the way, registering 17 home runs and 48 RBI. Tyler Mahle will pitch here, going a dreadful 2-8 on the season so far.
The Brewers managed another solid win yesterday, moving them to 45-39. Yasmani Grandal has been an underrated contributor, going for 18 home runs and 46 RBI. Adrian Houser will pitch here, going 2-2 with a sub-3 ERA.
Prediction: Brewers $1.92
Tyler Mahle has struggled all season and I’ve got no qualms with fading him at this price. Milwaukee has a strong offence that should succeed here, with Houser doing enough on the other end to secure the win.
San Diego Padres
The Padres are somehow still above .500, now sitting at 42-41. They’ve got some much needed big hitting of late, with 3 players now above 20 home runs. Logan Allen will pitch here, going 2-0 with just a 1.38 ERA.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants were excellent yesterday, moving to 36-47 with a 10-4 win over San Diego. Kevin Pillar continues to anchor the offence, adding 4 hits and 5 RBI. Jeff Samardzija will pitch here, going a relatively poor 4-7 so far.
Prediction: Padres $1.60
The Giants offence has largely struggled this season and I don’t see that changing against someone with Allen’s quality. As long as he gets some decent run support, San Diego look like very strong value here.