What you need to know for Thursday's MLB Games

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  • Thursday's matchup between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates -- two teams that are a combined 29 games below .500 -- may not be the most exciting game on the slate, but it does provide some potential one-off value for Justin Steele (4% rostered in ESPN leagues). Since throwing a clunker against the Cincinnati Reds in late May (7 ER in 2 IP), Steele has posted a 2.63 ERA over his last four starts, including two seven-inning outings against the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. While the 4.4 BB/9 and 66.4 LOB% suggest that some caution is warranted, this streaming recommendation is more about the matchup against the Pirates. Not only does Pittsburgh have a bottom-three wOBA against left-handed pitching (.285), but they're fanning at a bloated 25.3% clip in June.
  • The 36-year-old Johnny Cueto (12% rostered) just keeps on chugging along. He's put up a 2.95 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over seven games (six starts), and he's coming off his best start of the season in which he fired seven shutout frames against the Houston Astros. While Cueto isn't missing many bats (7.0 K/9), he's showing great control (2.3 BB/9) and is consistently pitching deep into games, as he's gone at least six innings in all six of his starts. The veteran should keep on rolling on Thursday against a Baltimore Orioles team that's well below average against right-handed pitching, putting him in position to be one of the day's better streaming options.
  • Andrew Vaughn (53%) is finally starting to fulfill his promise as a No. 3 overall pick, hitting .330/.381/.505 with seven homers and 31 RBI in 48 games. He's also solidified himself as Chicago's No. 2 hitter and hits in one of the game's most HR-friendly parks. Somehow, he's still barely rostered in 50% of ESPN leagues. Scoop him up for Thursday's bout against Baltimore's Dean Kremer, who has allowed a career .376 wOBA to right-handed swingers.
  • Despite holding a 3.52 ERA across seven starts this season, Devin Smeltzer could have some trouble looming ahead. His 5.37 FIP and 5.01 xFIP suggest he's been the beneficiary of some good fortune, and his dismal 4.5 K/9 leaves virtually zero margin for error. The lefty is also having trouble keeping the ball in the park, having surrendered seven homers over his last three outings. This looks like a good time to attack Smeltzer with some Guardians bats. Amed Rosario (50%), who is hitting .333/.338/.478 in June, and Oscar Gonzalez(4%) are two names to consider who will both have the platoon advantage on Thursday.
 

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Baseball - 902 Colorado Rockies vs Miami Marlins over 4½ -105 for 1st 5 Innings K Freeland - L (must start) B Garrett - L (must start)
 

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Baseball - 902 Colorado Rockies vs Miami Marlins over 8½ -121 Buying ½ Pts for Game K Freeland - L (must start) B Garrett - L (must start)
 

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905 - MLB/Baseball - Los Angeles Dodgers (C Kershaw - L - Must Start) (H Greene - R - Must Start) Spread Selling 1 Pts -2½ +117 for Game
Selling 1 Pts
Game Time: Jun 23, 2022 9:35 am PST
 

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GL today there Bigs you are truely one of the good guys for sure
Thanks but the whole board is a joy compared to other sites. Weeded out the drama queens and politics is few and in between. I haven’t had to say just win baby in a while. Usually use that phrase when numbnuts are bickering and l chime in with that kinda like shut up and dribble.
 

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Well l woke up to late and by the time l got my coffee and all the games were ready to go. Hindsight being foresight should of just blindly bet all four games over as is the mode I’m in OVER where ever the Weather is hot.
 

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Oakland is only 75° and a marine town though the ball carries better during the day. But the A’s bats are wet noodles any long balls today should come from the Mariners.

MLB Seattle Mariners (R Ray - L - Must Start) (F Montas - R - Must Start) Spread -1½ +147 for Game
 

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Baseball - 920 Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox over 4½ -120 for 1st 5 Innings D Kremer - R (must start) J Cueto - R (must start)
 

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Baseball - 920 Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox over 8½ -118 for Game D Kremer - R (must start) J Cueto - R (must start)
 

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Baseball - 920 Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox over 8½ -118 for Game D Kremer - R (must start) J Cueto - R (must start)
Double dipping on that O’s White Sox game nice, must be a strong edge play for you. I gotta think that’s not too often you do that, not familiar with your style of play yet Biggins.
 

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Double dipping on that O’s White Sox game nice, must be a strong edge play for you. I gotta think that’s not too often you do that, not familiar with your style of play yet Biggins.
No do it just about every time l bet a total. I was asleep at the wheel wanted Yankees over but got distracted. Just like l woke up to late.
 

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Baseball - 912 Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres over 3½ -115 for 1st 5 Innings R Suarez - L (must start) J Musgrove - R (must start)
 

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Baseball - 912 Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres over 7 -103 for Game R Suarez - L (must start) J Musgrove - R (must start)
 

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2-6 -4.87units bad day got to shake it off and pay more attention lol

YTD 23-19 +2.56 units
 
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