We’ve got some great pitching matchups on the docket this weekend. Fans who are in withdrawal with no NHL or NBA action in their sportsbook should be very pleased with what’s on tap. We’ve highlighted the best three games to keep an eye on.
Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays
Max Scherzer is back on the mound on Friday and all eyes will be on him to see whether he can continue his perfect run this season. So far, he’s 11-0 with a 3.05 ERA. June has actually been Scherzer’s best month so far as he has won all four of his decisions and has 2.00 ERA. Expect the Tigers to be favored on the betting odds even though they are on the road.
St. Louis Cardinals @ Oakland Athletics
Friday’s interleague play will feature an intriguing matchup between two teams that work within a budget (opposed to blow the bank, like the New York Yankees). The A’s will put Bartolo Colon on the mound and he’s been red hot. Colon has won seven straight decisions and has allowed just six earned runs in his last six starts. He’ll go up against Shelby Miller, who has been hit or miss. He’s had five starts this year where he’s allowed three earned runs or more but in all of his other 10 starts, he’s allowed two earned runs or less.
Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers
We’ll see a good matchup on Saturday as the Phillies visit the Dodgers in a battle of two teams who should be better than what they are. Cliff Lee, who will start for the Phillies, has done his part with a 2.51 ERA this season. He’s won seven straight decisions. He’ll be up against fellow lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, who has allowed just 20 earned runs in his last 11 starts (2.46 ERA).
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