Manny Machado (SDP) Over 0.5 Hits / Brendan Rodgers (COL) Over 0.5 Hits (-128)
After Manny Machado went through the ringer of Miami starting pitching, this Washington matchup must feel great for Machado. Despite the high batting average, Manny spent most of the season playing below average baseball after getting off to an incredibly hot start.
The good news is he’s playing great baseball in August, and is one of the hottest hitters in baseball. He’s currently on a 10 game hit streak, batting .330 vs RHP, and hitting .448 L7/.379 L15 games. Today he matches up against Paolo Espino, who is currently 0-5 with a 4.20 ERA and .284 OBA vs RHH (.528 SLG). Machado has some good protection around him in that stacked lineup, and Espino doesn't walk too many batters, I expect Machado to stay hot today.
Brendan Rodgers is one of those guys that needs specific circumstances to be a good play and has found himself in them today. Let's start out with the obvious, the Coors Field factor. Just like many of his teammates, Rodgers excels at home batting .320 vs a lowly .232 on the road. Rodgers also absolutely jumps off the page against left handed pitching, batting .326 vs LHP this season vs .261 vs RHP.
Rodgers is having a good August, batting .311, and now finds himself in a familiar matchup against the Giants. He’s faced Alex Wood before, going 4-10 with 2 XBH in the matchup. The Giants Rockies game has the highest total by far, I’m expecting some offense in this one.
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