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MLB Picks by Hardee Picks 4/5/24

MLB Slate, Pitching Matchups, and Outlook

  • TOR Blue Jays vs NYY Yankees

    • Yusei Kikuchi vs Marcus Stroman

      • Kikuchi is 0-1 after his start versus the Rays in which he went 4.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 walks, 3 ER, and recorded 4 Ks. This Yankees team is 24-99 against him Gleyber Torres and Alex Verdugo leading the way.

      • Stroman is 1-0 after his outing with the Astros in which he went 6 innings, 4 hits, 3 unearned runs, 2 walks, and 4 Ks. Toronto is 19-68 against him with Vlad Guerrero Jr and Justin Turner with the most production.


  • OAK Athletics vs DET Tigers

    • JP Sears vs Tarik Skubal

      • Sears got rocked against the Guardians in which he went 3.2 inning, gave up 6 hits, 5 ERs, 2 walks, and only 1 K. This Tigers roster has only seen him 37 ABs with 9 hits, with Parker Meadows going 2-2 with a double.

      • Skubal dominated the White Sox going 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, 0 ER, 0 BBs, and getting 6 Ks. This A's team is 5-29 against him with 16 strikeouts.


  • LAD Dodgers vs CHI Cubs

    • Bobby Miller vs Kyle Hendricks

      • Miller went 6 innings against the Cardinals, giving up 0 ERs, 2 hits, 1 BB, and recording 11 strikeouts. The Cubs players have never faced Miller

      • Hendricks got the loss versus the Rangers going 3.2 innings with 9 hits, 5 ER, 2 HRs, 2 BBs, and 2 Ks. This Dodgers team is batting .328 against Hendricks going 20-61 with 3 HRs and 9 RBIs with Freddie Freeman leading the way.


  • TB Rays vs COL Rockies

    • Zack Littell vs Austin Gomber

      • Littell got the win versus Toronto going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 0 runs, 6 Ks, and 2 BBs. The Rockies are 8-35 against him.

      • Gomber got a no decision versus the D-Backs going 4.2 innings with 6 hits, 4 ER, 2 HRs, 3 BBs, and 3 Ks. Tampa Bay is 8-28 against him with 3 HRs.


  • BAL Orioles vs PIT Pirates

    • Grayson Rodriguez vs Jared Jones

      • Rodriguez got the win versus the Angels going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 ER on a HR, 1 BB, and 9 Ks. He has never faced any Pirates batters.

      • Jones is 1-0 after his opener against the Marlins. He went 5.2 innings, giving up 3 hits, 3 ERs, 2 BBs, and producing 10 Ks. He has never faced Baltimore yet.


  • SD Padres vs SF Giants

    • Dylan Cease vs Jordan Hicks

      • This is the 2nd time we are seeing this exact matchup. Last time, the Giants won 9-6.

      • Cease got the loss to the Giants in his first start with his new club. He went 4.2 innings, gave up 2 hits, 3 runs of which 2 were earned, 2 BBs, and 6 Ks. Even though he got the loss, he faces them again and they are only batting .122 against him.

      • Hicks got the win over the Cease led Padres last time out. He went 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, and 6 Ks. In total, the Padres are 3-23 against him in his career.


  • NYM Mets vs CIN Reds

    • Jose Quintana vs Hunter Greene

      • Quintana got the loss to the Brewers in their opener, but he pitched better than I expected. He went 4.2 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 ER, 2 BBs, and struck out 4. This Reds roster is 11-35 against him with Jeimer Candelario leading the way.

      • Greene got a no decision versus the Nats in a game where he went 4.2 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 ERs, 4 BBs, and 7 Ks. The Mets are 18-72 against him with 6 HRs and 20 Ks. Brandon Nimmo leads the way against him.


  • PHI Phillies vs WSH Nationals

    • Aaron Nola vs Patrick Corbin

      • Nola got rocked by the Braves going 4.1 innings allowing 12 hits, 7 ERs, 2 HRs, 1 BB, and 3 Ks. This Nats team is 21-105 against Nola.

      • Corbin got a no decision versus the Reds, going 4.1 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 ERs, 2 HRs, 1 BB, and recording 2 Ks. The Phillies are 44-147 against him we Bohm, Schwarber, and Realmuto all with 2 HRs and a batting average over .300 against Corbin.


  • ARI Diamondbacks vs ATL Braves

    • Tommy Henry vs Spencer Strider

      • Henry got the loss to the Rockies, going 4 innings and giving up 6 hits, 5 ERs, 1 HR, 2 BBs, and recorded 4 Ks.

      • Strider got a no decision versus the Phillies going 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 ERs, 2 BBs, and striking out 8. The D-Backs are 4-38 against him, with Ketel Marte going 2-6.


  • CHW White Sox vs KC Royals

    • Erick Fedde vs Brady Singer

      • Fedde got a no decision going 4.2 innings giving up 5 hits, 2 ERs, 1 BB, and recorded 7 Ks versus Detroit.

      • Singer got the win versus the Twins going 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, and recorded 10 Ks. Chicago is 36-128 against him with Eloy batting .455 if he plays.


  • HOU Astros vs TX Rangers

    • Hunter Brown vs Cody Bradford

      • Brown got a no decision versus the Yankees going 4 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 2 BBs, and recorded 5 Ks. This Texas team is 20-60 against Brown.

      • Bradford got the win against the Cubs going 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 ERs, 1 BB, and recording 6 Ks. Houston is 6-33 against him.


  • SEA Mariners vs MIL Brewers

    • Logan Gilbert vs Freddy Peralta

      • Gilbert go a no decision versus Boston going 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, and recording 8 Ks. The Brew Crew is 7-21 against him with Yelich and Adames leading the way.

      • Peralta got the win versus the Mets going 6 innings, giving up 1 hit, 1 ER, 1 BB, and K'ing 8. The M's are 2-22 against him, with Mitch Haniger providing a 2-2 stat line against him with a double and a HR.


  • BOS Red Sox vs LAA Angels

    • Kutter Crawford vs Griffin Canning

      • Crawford got a no decision in his opener going 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, and struck out 7. LA is 3-23 against him with 2 HRs.

      • Canning got the loss in his opener giving up 7 hits, 5 runs, 1 BB, and struck out 2. The Sox are 5-28 against him with Trevor Story going 2-3 with a double and a triple along with 2 RBIs.


Best Bets

  • SEA/MIL NRFI (-136 on FD)

  • KC Royals -1.5 (+115 on FD)

  • ATL Braves Team Total Over 5.5 (-104 on FD)

  • PHI/WSH YRFI (-106 on FD)

  • DET Tigers -1.5 (-108 on FD)

  • LAD Dogers -1.5 (-110 on FD)

  • TB Rays F5 (-132 on FD)


Player Props

  • Jose Altuve 2+ Total Bases (-110 on FD)

  • Mookie Betts 2+ Total Bases (-120 on FD)

  • Ozzie Albies 2+ Total Bases (-120 on FD)

  • Christopher Morel 2+ Total Bases (+160 on FD)

  • Bobby Witt Jr. Over 2.5 Hits+Runs+RBIs (+100 on DK)

  • Spencer Steer 2+ Total Bases (+110 on FD)

  • Kyle Schwarber 1+ Home Run (+330 on FD)

  • Corey Seager 2+ Total Bases (-120 on FD)


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