The penultimate weekend of the regular season is upon us as we feature Saturday’s MLB free pick. We recorded yet another winning pick last night, as the Diamondbacks easily defeated the Padres. That improves our MLB monthly record to 12-8. We are looking for a strong finish to the month, as the season is drawing to a close. On another note, we have an excellent offer for all baseball fans that are looking for a reliable sportsbook to bet with! We partnered with Betway as they are offering a 100% bonus up to $100 (T&C’s apply) for new customers. Click here to find out more and take advantage of this offer.
Cleveland Indians vs Philadelphia Phillies
Saturday, September 21 – 19:10 EST – Progressive Field
Expected Pitchers: Zach Plesac (8-6, ERA: 3.72) vs Jason Vargas (6-8, ERA: 4.48)
The Indians host the Phillies in the second match of the series at Progressive Field. Cleveland won the opening match last night 5-2. With one week remaining in the season, the Indians are aware that every match will be crucial. The situation in the wild card standings is as close as it gets. The Athletics, Rays, and Indians are all in the race to clinch a spot in the playoffs. However, only two teams will be able to contend for that spot. Cleveland has been phenomenal. They have won five consecutive matches, while allowing an average of only 2 runs per game. They will field Zach Plesac as their starting pitcher. The 24 year old is 8-6 this season with an ERA of 3.72. However, he’s only picked up two wins in his last seven starts. We are expecting him to bounce back tonight in a must win game.
On the other hand, the Phillies are aware that their season is pretty much over. They are currently trailing by 5 games in the wild card standings. With only one week remaining in the season, we simply think that it’s too late to salvage a comeback. Nonetheless, they will keep on trying until they are mathematically eliminated. Tonight, they will send Jason Vargas to the mound. The 36 year old is 0-2 in his last seven starts with an ERA of 5.73. That is not an encouraging statistic for Philadelphia’s fans. It will take something special if the Phillies are to beat a red hot Indians team. The last time the Philadelphia defeated Cleveland when playing on the road was in 2007.
OUR PICK: CLEVELAND INDIANS MONEY LINE