DAY 70 MLB SELECTIONS

Updated: Jun 17

Today in MLB history June 16, 1978 - In the twelfth major-league season of a career speckled with near-misses, Cincinnati's Tom Seaver finally hurls a no-hitter. The Cardinals are the 4-0 victims as Seaver strikes out three


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3-TEAM PARLAY

BET $10 WIN $130

OAKLAND (+140) WIN 4-3

COLORADO (+120) LOSS 2-4

WASHINGTON (+165) LOSS 1-10


Oakland Athletics (21-43) @ Boston Red Sox (34-29)

TAKE: OAKLAND (+140)

The Red Sox’s Rich Hill (2-3) will make his 12th start of the season. The left-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. The 42-year-old has an ERA of 4.38 and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .247 in 11 games this season. In 11 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them. In 11 starts, Hill has pitched through or past the fifth inning four times. He has a season average of 4.1 frames per outing. THE PITCHER IS 42..42!!! Hooray for the old guy, but age doesn't make you a better pitcher!


Athletics Paul Blackburn (5-2 with a 2.31 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start. Blackburn is in his 13th of the season. In his most recent time out on Friday against the Cleveland Guardians, the right-hander tossed 8 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering four hits. The 28-year-old has an ERA of 2.31, with 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season. Opposing batters have a .214 batting average against him. Blackburn has three quality starts this year. Blackburn has pitched five or more innings in a game nine times this season entering this game. Blackburn has a 9 ERA and a 2.25 WHIP against the Red Sox this season in four innings pitched, allowing a .389 batting average over one appearance. This season, the 28-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (2.31), 18th in WHIP (1.010), and 54th in K/9 (6.4) among pitchers who qualify


Cleveland Guardians (31-27) @ Colorado Rockies (27-36)

TAKE: COLORADO (+120)

The Guardians’ Triston McKenzie (3-5) will make his 11th start of the season. The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Oakland Athletics, giving up two earned runs while allowing five hits.

The 24-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 3.09, a 3.056 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .891. He has started 10 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in six of them.

McKenzie has eight starts in a row of five innings or more. The 24-year-old ranks 27th in ERA (3.09), fifth in WHIP (.891), and 40th in K/9 (7.7) among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.


The Rockies are sending Chad Kuhl (4-3) to make his 12th start of the season. He is 4-3 with a 3.70 ERA and 42 strikeouts through 58 1/3 innings pitched. In his last appearance on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, the righty went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while surrendering eight hits. The 29-year-old has an ERA of 3.70, with 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 11 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .251 batting average against him.

Kuhl heads into the game with six quality starts under his belt this season. Kuhl has pitched five or more innings in a game six times this year heading into this game.



Philadelphia Phillies (32-31) @ Washington Nationals (23-42)

TAKE: WASHINGTON +165

The Phillies will send Zach Wheeler (5-3) to the mound for his 12th start this season.

The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he allowed two hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 32-year-old has an ERA of 2.84, a 5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.089 in 11 games this season. If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his sixth consecutive quality start. Wheeler has pitched five or more innings in nine straight games and will look to extend that streak.

Among qualified pitchers this campaign, the 32-year-old’s 2.84 ERA ranks 21st, 1.089 WHIP ranks 28th, and 10.7 K/9 ranks sixth.


The Nationals, Patrick Corbin gets the start in his 14th of the season. He is 3-8 with a 6.65 ERA and 55 strikeouts over 66 1/3 innings pitched. His most recent appearance came on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when the lefty threw 6 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up seven hits. In 13 games this season, the 32-year-old has put up an ERA of 6.65, with 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .313 against him. Corbin is looking to collect his fifth quality start of the year in this matchup. Corbin is looking for his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.0 innings per start. This season, the 32-year-old ranks 62nd in ERA (6.65), 62nd in WHIP (1.734), and 43rd in K/9 (7.5) among qualifying pitchers.



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