Updated: Jul 8
On this day in MLB history July 7, 1993 - Tom Browning decides that he has seen the view from the dugout often enough, so he leaves Wrigley Field and watches the Reds beat the Cubs 4-3 from the roof of a three-story building across Sheffield Avenue. He is fined $500 for leaving the dugout - not to mention the ballpark - during a game.
San Diego Padres (47-36) AT San Francisco Giants (41-39)
TAKE: GIANTS +120 LOSS 1-2
Joe Musgrove (8-2) will take to the mound for the Padres and make his 15th start of the season. The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw 7 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up three earned runs while allowing five hits. The 29-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with an ERA of 2.25, a 4.842 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .946. He has earned a quality start 13 times in 14 starts this season. Musgrove has pitched five or more innings in 14 straight games and will look to extend that streak. The right-hander has faced the Giants one time this season, allowing them to go 4-for-24 with three doubles in seven innings. The 29-year-old’s 2.25 ERA ranks sixth, .946 WHIP ranks seventh, and 9 K/9 ranks 24th among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign. Logan Webb makes the start for the Giants, his 17th of the season. He is 7-3 with a 3.13 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 97 2/3 innings pitched. In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the righty tossed 6 2/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits. In 16 games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 3.13, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .236 against him. Webb is trying to build on a fourth-game quality start streak in this matchup. Webb will try to pitch five or more innings for his sixth straight appearance. He’s averaging 6.0 frames per outing. Webb has thrown eight innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out seven against the Padres this season. This season, the 25-year-old ranks 26th in ERA (3.13), 27th in WHIP (1.126), and 40th in K/9 (7.9) among qualifying pitchers. I like a game when you have two pitchers ranked in the TOP 40! I love westcoast baseball should be a very tight game, pitchers duel!
Toronto Blue Jays (45-38) AT Seattle Mariners (41-42)
TAKE: MARINERS +140 WIN 8-3
How do you go to the west coast and only win ONE against the worst team in baseball. Seattle Mariners left-hander, Marco Gonzales will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.29 ERA with 49 strikes and a 1.32 whip. Sorry Great White North, I don't see a win
New York Yankees (59-23) AT Boston Red Sox (45-37)
TAKE: RED SOX +140 LOSS 5-6
No Doubt the Yankees have the best record, but how hard is it to beat the Pirates, I can see some self inflated greatness coming into this game and that will be the Yankees downfall tonight! Tonight they face better pitching and hitting no to mention a rivalry that has electricity in the air!
Gerrit Cole (7-2) will take to the mound for the Yankees and make his 17th start of the season. The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed three hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Guardians. The 31-year-old has pitched in 16 games this season with a 2.99 ERA and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .195. He’s going for his fifth straight quality start. Cole will look to finish five or more innings for the fifth start in a row. Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 31-year-old’s 2.99 ERA ranks 21st, .996 WHIP ranks 12th, and 11.3 K/9 ranks third. Josh Winckowski makes the start for the Red Sox, his sixth of the season. He is 3-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 19 strikeouts through 26 innings pitched. The righty last appeared on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, when he went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up six hits. In five games this season, the 24-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.12, with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .290 against him. Winckowski has two quality starts under his belt this season. Winckowski will look to last five or more innings for his fifth straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.1 innings per outing.