DAY 30 MLB Wager of the Day

Almost, the darn twinkies could not get the job done. Today we have B-52's flying around the ball parks and I think BOMBS will drop!

Texas Rangers (10-14) vs New York Yankees (18-7)


The Rangers shoot for their fifth straight W

Texas meets New York for the first time in 2022, and the Rangers are winless in six straight dates with the Yanks. The Texas Rangers (10-14) are rolling on a four-game winning streak following a 2-1 victory in ten innings at the Phillies this past Wednesday. After winning a three-game road series against the reigning champions, the Atlanta Braves, the Rangers swept a two-game road set versus Philadelphia. Texas is scoring 4.33 runs per game (12th in the majors) on a .224/.293/.340 triple-slash (.232/.306/.370 league average). Over their last five outings, the Rangers have scored 21 runs on a .227/.304/.350 slash line. Marcus Semien (.179 avg) is still searching for his first home run in 2022, while Kyle Seager has seven hits and three home runs in his last 23 at-bats. On the pitching side of things, the Rangers own a 4.23 ERA (25th), 1.30 WHIP (22nd), and .235 batting average against (tied-18th). Still, they’ve registered a pristine 2.69 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and .187 batting average over the last two weeks. Glenn Otto will take the hill Friday in New York, and the 26-year-old righty is 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in a couple of starts in 2022.

The Yankees just stopped their 11-game win streak. The New York Yankees (18-7) are coming off a 2-1 loss at the Toronto Blue Jays this past Wednesday. The Yanks put an end to their 11-game winning streak, but they still won their fifth consecutive series. New York owns the best record in the majors, topping the AL East two and a half games above the Blue Jays. The Yankees are tallying 4.76 runs per contest (tied-2nd in the MLB) on a .248/.323/.424 slash line. They lead the big leagues in home runs (35) and OPS+ (121). Over the last couple of weeks, the Yankees have recorded a .827 OPS (1st) and a 2.68 ERA (3rd). Gerrit Cole will get the ball Friday, and the 31-year-old righty is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA, 3.85 FIP, and 1.17 WHIP in five starts (24 innings) this season. Cole hasn’t allowed a single run over his last two outings and 12.2 frames of work versus Cleveland and Kansas City. He’s 5-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 11 career starts against Texas.

Houston Astros (14-11) host the Detroit Tigers (8-15)


The Astros theTigers for the first of their 4-game series at Minute Maid Park. Detroit split a doubleheader Wednesday with the Pittsburgh Pirates but was outscored 9-5 in those games. The Tigers are just 2-8 in their last 10. Houston completed a 3-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners (WHO CAN'T BEAT THE MARINERS) at home Wednesday and had a plus-13 run differential in the series. The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10. The Tigers beat the Astros in last year’s regular-season series 5-2 and Detroit outscored Houston 30-25 in those meetings.

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