Fargo's MLB Wednesday Triple Play (145-101 MLB Run)
2018-09-26 19:10:00

This is a play on the NEW YORK METS as part of our MLB Wednesday Triple Play. Atlanta won its sixth straight game last night and it is just two games behind the Cubs for the best record in the National League so there is still a lot to play for. Unfortunately, they could not avoid the Mets in this series which concludes tomorrow before facing the Phillies over the weekend. The Braves have the best road record in the National League and that is keeping this number lower than it should be. It has been a long season for the Mets but they are a decent 14-9 in September and they are 16-5 in their last 21 games following a loss. This is the final start of the season for Jacob deGrom to impress voters in going after the National League Cy Young. A wrench got thrown into it last night when Max Scherzer became the 17th pitcher in Major League history to record 300 strikeouts in a season and he now has 41 more strikeouts than deGrom and voters will sway his way based on that. deGrom is just 3-6 at home despite a 1.66 ERA and 0.89 WHIP and that comes down to run support and he should get some tonight in his final outing. He has allowed three runs or less in 28 straight starts and has tossed 23 consecutive quality starts. A contrarian aspect to this is the fact the Mets are 0-5 in his five starts against Atlanta despite a 1.09 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. We are thinking the sixth time is a charm. Sean Newcomb had a great start to the season with a 2.71 ERA through June but it has been a struggle since then as he has posted a 5.92 ERA over his last 13 starts. Here, we play on National League favorites with a moneyline of -150 or more with a team slugging percentage .390 or worse and batting .240 or worse over their last 15 games. This situation is 161-65 (71.2 percent) over the last five seasons. 8* (904) New York Mets

This is a play on the MINNESOTA TWINS as part of our MLB Wednesday Triple Play. It was a rare road victory for the Tigers last night which are 26-50 overall while going 16-45 in their last 61 road games against teams with a winning home record. Detroit is hitting just .235 on the road and that includes a .228 average against right-handed pitching and the pitching has not been any better as their 4.95 ERA is sixth worst in baseball. It seems a lot longer than a year ago when the Twins made it to the Wild Card game as they have struggled with consistency. To their credit, they have been solid at home and have been at their best of late. Minnesota is 23-11 in its last 34 home games including a 17-4 record against teams averaging 2.75 or fewer extra base hits. It has been an up and down season for Jake Odorizzi who comes into tonight with a 4.35 ERA but he has been more good than bad. He has allowed five runs or more in six games this season with five of those coming against the Astros, Red Sox, Rays. Yankees and Indians which are five of the top offenses in baseball and the final one was an anomaly against Texas. He has allowed three runs or less in seven of his last nine starts including a quality outing at Detroit last time out. The Twins have won six of his last seven home starts and the Tigers are 15-40 in their last 55 road games against right-handed starters. Matthew Boyd is coming off a very poor start against the Royals which was surprising considering how dominant he has been at home and still has a 2.63 ERA at Comerica Park. The road has been a different story however as he has a 5.52 ERA in 16 starts on the highway with the Tigers going just 5-11 in those games. Additionally, the Tigers are 1-9 in his last 10 road starts against teams with a losing record. 9* (924) Minnesota Twins

This is a play on the OAKLAND A'S as part of our MLB Wednesday Triple Play. Oakland lost a tough one last night as it allowed a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the 11th inning which eliminated the A's from winning the American League West. They have clinched a Wild Card spot and they are still in the mix for getting to play it at home as they trail the Yankees by 2.5 games so they likely need to win out and hope New York falters over the weekend against the Red Sox. Despite the loss last night, Oakland is 33-11 in its last 44 games against American League teams with an on base percentage .320 or worse. Seattle has struggled down the stretch by going just 8-23 in its last 31 games following a win. While he does not have enough starts to qualify, Edwin Jackson would be a candidate for comeback player of the year. For a team starved with quality starting pitching, Jackson has stepped up big time as he has a 3.18 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 16 starts. For some reason, one team he has struggled against is Texas as he has a 10.03 ERA in three starts against the Rangers and take those out, and his ERA is 2.13 in his other 13 starts. Oakland is 13-1 in his 14 starts against American League teams with an on base percentage of .330 or worse while going 6-0 in his last six starts after allowing five runs or more in the previous game. Felix Hernandez will be making his final start of the season as he has not pitched since September 8 due to a strained hamstring. Hernandez has struggled much of the year, going 8-13 with a 5.46 ERA, which is more than a full run higher than last season's career-high 4.36 ERA. It is a short line tonight based on who he is and not what he has done and on the season, Seattle is 0-8 in his eight starts against teams averaging 1.25 or more home runs per game. 10* (927) Oakland A's