8* MLB ML Play
Atlanta vs. Kansas City,
06/26/2013 20:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 4
Money Line: -128 Atlanta
Atlanta Braves ML
Mike Minor will start in this one for the Atlanta Braves, and he has been very good this year. Minor has quietly gone 8-3 with a 2.89 so far in 2013.
He has been even better on the road, with a spectacular 6-1 record and 2.38 ERA.
The Kansas City Royals are 0-6 in their last 6 games against left-handed starting pitchers, and Minor is a very good lefty.
Kansas City is actually below .500 at home this year, so they really don’t have a typical home field advantage that some other teams have.
Though the Atlanta Braves have been a bit up and down of late, I do believe the Braves are one of the top three or four teams in all of baseball.
Atlanta has a solid lineup and solid starting rotation. They also have the single best bullpen in all of baseball.
Kansas City’s offense has been disappointing all year. The Royals aren’t getting the type of production they expected from some key guys in their lineup. Luis Mendoza has a 5.88 ERA at home this year, and he’ll be facing one of the best lineups he has gone up against all season.
The Braves are 8-1 in Minor’s last 9 road starts. Take Atlanta.
Good Luck, Razor Ray.
8* Play on Atlanta Braves ML