MLB Daily Double – Tuesday, August 20

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We’ve got some more action for you on Tuesday as we present our MLB Daily Double picks for the day. After a Monday night which saw us correctly hit our Daily Double predictions, we are looking to build some momentum. It is late in the MLB season and the games are truly heating up. As always check out our social media platforms to stay up to date when it comes to our MLB Daily Double picks.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies (August 20 – 19:10 EST)

Expected Pitchers: Brian Johnson (1-1, ERA: 6.45) vs Aaron Nola (11-3, ERA: 3.56)

The Phillies have a tough task tonight at Fenway Park. This will be the first game of the series and the Phillies will not want to fall behind. The Phillies are a decent 8-7 in their last 15 road games. They will look to keep that record going and stay above .500. These two teams have extremely similar records. Boston is 7th in the AL and Philadelphia are 6th in the NL. This game will mean a lot for the Phillies as they are a mere two games back from an NL wild card spot. Nola will look to continue his excellent road form and add to his 5-2 away record. The Red Sox have much more work to do to make the playoffs. They will likely come up short tonight and continue their record against above average teams. They are 2-9 in their last 11 games vs. above-.500 teams.


Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres (August 20 – 19:10 EST)

Expected Pitchers: Sonny Gray (8-6, ERA: 2.92) vs Cal Quantrill (6-3, ERA: 3.46)

The Padres took the opening game of the series in this contest. Cincinnati will be looking to match them on Tuesday night and reclaim victory mostly for pride as these two teams are on the outside of the playoff picture. These teams have faced each other 5 times this season and the Reds have taken 3 of those games. This trend will most likely continue tonight as Sonny Gray gets the start. Gray’s form is absolutely incredible at the moment. The right-hander owns an 18-inning scoreless streak over his last three games. Furthermore, Gray has earned a total of 24 strikeouts in these last three starts. He will surely stay hot tonight and keep the streak going. The Reds are 6-1 in their last seven games against teams with losing records.