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7:05pm est: Nationals ML +155 (2 Units)
Gray's had a few bumps in the road recently but he's been consistently great on the Road. He has a 2.82 ERA through 14 Road Starts and 79.2 IP. He's facing a Yankees offense that has scored just 9 runs in it's previous 5 games combined. The NYY roster also has 0 career at bats against Gray.
Yankees start Carlos Rodon fresh off an IL stint. He was nursing a hamstring issue and hasn't made a start since August 6th. This will be just his 7th start as a member of the New York Yankees. He's allowed 4 ER or more in 4 of his 6 starts. He has a 7.33 ERA on the year and a 12.15 ERA through 2 August Starts. He faces a Nationals offense hitting .294 with a .786 OPS over the last week. Washington also excels vs LHP slashing .277/.337/.434/.771.
The Yankees have lost 8 games straight and have been consistently bad for a while now. They rank 27th in offense and 24th in ERA since the All-Star Break. Washington's 7-3 in their last 10, picking up impressive series wins against Boston and Philly. The Yankees have no place laying this much in their current state.
7:05pm est: TOR/BAL Under 8 (2 Units)
Yusei Kikuchi is having a career year for TOR. His 3.44 season ERA is nearly a full point lower than his best year in 2021 when he finished with a 4.41. He's been dominating line ups as of late too. Posting a 1.29 ERA over his last 6 starts without allowing more than 1ER in any start. He's holding opponents to a .188 BA in 3 August starts and has a WHIP of .79.
Rookie right handed Grayson Rodriguez starts for BAL. Since getting called back up he's pitched very well. He has a 2.35 ERA in his last 5 starts. He's holding opponents to a .172 BA in August and has a WHIP of .86. He's also given up just 2 ER in his last 2 starts (12.1 IP) at Home. The Blue Jays are also hitting just .209 over their last 4 games.
This games also incredibly important. Baltimore has a 3 Game Lead over TB for the division and the Blue Jays are just a game back in the wild card. Both teams had the day off yesterday and each team had just 2 relievers pitch in the day prior. Both Pens fully loaded and ready to close it down either way.