MLB Baseball Picks June 27, 2014 – Aces Take The Mound


Baseball is about pitching match-ups, and Friday has many good ones as numerous aces will undoubtedly be taking the mound. Some big-name pitchers have struggled this season, namely Justin Verlander, but there are other lesser known pitchers setting up incredible stats and deserve some recognition for his or her dominance. Let’s have a look at the MLB Baseball Picks for Friday.

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Friday June 27, 2014 – 7:05 PM ET

Julio Teheran is only 6-5 this season, but his 2.41 ERA is one of the finest in the NL and the second-year pro is beginning to look like the best ace. Teheran has already thrown two complete game shutouts this season, and the final time he faced the Phillies he threw eight innings of just one run ball. He obviously makes the Atlanta Braves early favorite as his opponent on the mound, Kyle Kendrick, is 3-7 with a 4.20 ERA. The Braves have struggled to consistently score runs this season, the key reason Teheran has a record barely above .500, nevertheless they shouldn’t have much trouble getting a few runners across the plate on Friday in a low scoring affair.

MLB Baseball Picks: Braves

Detroit Tigers @ Houston Astros

Friday June 27, 2014 – 8:10 PM ET

Justin Verlander has been significantly less than spectacular this season as he holds a 6-7 record and 4.82 ERA. A shed in velocity is the key reason why, but Verlander still gets the stuff to be a front of the rotation starter, and has the best chance at turning off the Houston Astros. The Astros have scored the fourth fewest runs in the majors this season, and with the significantly less than spectacular Brad Peacock on the mound they’ll maintain a hardcore position early on. They’ve already lost four games in a line this week set alongside the Tigers who are riding a six-game winning streak and early favorites in this match-up.

MLB Baseball Picks: Tigers

Cincinnati Reds @ San Francisco Giants

Friday June 27, 2014 – 10:15 PM ET

The San Francisco Giants have now been one of the finest teams in the majors this season, and starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner is a huge huge reason why. Bumgarner is 9-4 on the entire year with a 2.63 ERA, tied with Tim Hudson for best on the staff, and Friday evening Bumgarner will take the mound opposite Johnny Cueto in the very best pitching match-up of the day. Cueto has been lights out this season with a 1.86 ERA through 16 starts and really has yet to face the Giants, which will work in his favor. The Giants have proven they are able to win with their bats along with on the mound, which will be the contrary of the Reds as they’ve struggled at the plate and relied heavily on pitching in which to stay the NL Central race, helping to make the Giants slight favorites in this late-night game.

MLB Baseball Picks: Giants


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