MLB

Every day during baseball season, armadillosports.com analyzes daily baseball action, featuring pitchers’ trends, team trends, over/unders and home plate umpire trends. We also have info on who scores/who gives up runs in the first inning, as well as first five inning trends for each team.

Check back every day during baseball season. We’ll have information on all the games thru the World Series.

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Monday’s games
National League
Cardinals (37-32) @ Phillies (37-32)  
Mikolas is 2-2, 2.65 in his last five starts; under is 6-2 in his last eight. Team in his starts: 9-4. 
5-inning record: 9-4. Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-13

Pivetta is 0-4, 7.11 in his last four starts; under is 4-1-1 in his last six. Team in his starts: 8-6.
5-inning record: 4-7-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 5-13

Cardinals lost four of their last five games; they’re 5-5 in road series openers. Over is 4-2-1 in their last seven road games. Phillies won five of their last seven games; they’re 7-4 in home series openers. Over is 7-2 in their last nine games. 

Brewers (42-29) @ Pirates (35-36)  
Chacin is 3-0, 2.00 in his last three starts; under is 9-3 in his last 12. Team in his starts: 12-3
5-inning record: 8-5-2. Allowed run in 1st inning: 2-15 

Williams is 0-2, 10.71 in his last five starts (over 4-1).  Team in his starts: 7-7.
5-inning record: 5-6-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 4-14

Brewers are 5-7 in their last 12 games, 8-4 in road series openers. Under is 5-2 in their last seven road games. Pittsburgh won three of its last four games; they’re 8-4 in home series openers. Four of their last six games went over. 

Dodgers (37-33) @ Cubs (40-28)
Maeda is 0-1, 5.40 in his last two starts; under is 6-1-1 in his last eight. Team in his starts: 5-6. 
5-inning record: 4-4-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 4-11

Chatwood is 0-2, 5.26 in his last six starts; over is 5-3 in his last eight. Team in his starts: 6-7.
5-inning record: 6-6-1. Allowed run in 1st inning: 3-13

Dodgers won five of their last six games; they’re 5-5 in road series openers. LA’s last four games stayed under the total. Cubs won four of last five home games; they’re 6-2 in last eight home series openers. Under is 5-1 in their last six home games. 

Mets (30-38) @ Rockies (34-37)
deGrom is 1-2, 1.47 in his last six starts; under is 9-1 in his last ten. Team in his starts: 5-9.
5-inning record: 8-2-4. Allowed run in 1st inning: 2-14

Anderson is 1-0, 1.93 in his last two starts; his last six starts all went over. Team in his starts: 7-7.
5-inning record: 8-3-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 7-14

Mets are 6-19 in their last 25 games, but won last two; under is 9-2-1 in their last 12 games. NY is 7-4 in road series openers. Colorado lost eight of its last 10 games; they’re 3-7 in home series openers. Over is 14-1 in their last 15 games. 

Marlins (28-44) @ Giants (35-37) 
Smith is 3-1, 3.10 in his last five starts (over 4-1). Team in his starts: 7-7.
5-inning record: 6-5-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 5-14

Suarez is 1-0, 3.31 in his last three starts; over is 5-2 in his last seven. Team in his starts: 3-7.
5-inning record: 2-5-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 5-10

Miami won five of its last seven games; they’re 4-8 in road series openers. Over is 4-2-1 in their last seven games. Giants lost five of their last seven games; under is 5-3 in their last eight games.  SF is 7-3 in home series openers. 

American League
White Sox (24-46) @ Indians (37-33)

Covey is 3-0, 1.50 in his last three starts (under 4-2). Team in his starts: 4-2. 
5-inning record: 2-2-2. Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-6

Bauer is 1-2, 4.71 in his last four starts; his last three stayed under. Team in his starts: 7-7.
5-inning record: 7-4-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-14

White Sox lost their last four games; they’re 3-9 in road series openers. Under is 14-1-1 in their last 16 games. Cleveland lost four of its last six games; they’re 5-7 in home series openers. Under is 9-3 in their last dozen games. 

Rays (33-38) @ Astros (48-25)  
Another bullpen game for Tampa Bay Team in bullpen games: 10-12. (under 12-9-1)
5-inning record: 10-8-4. Allowed run in 1st inning: 7-22

Cole is 6-0, 2.94 in his last eight starts; over is 5-1 in his last six. Team in his starts: 12-2.
5-inning record: 8-3-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 4-14

Tampa Bay lost three of its last four games; they’re 7-6 in road series openers. Rays’ last six games stayed under. Astros won their last 11 games; they’re 6-5 in home series openers. Over is 6-0-1 in their last seven games. 

Rangers (29-44) @ Royals (22-49)
Colon is 1-2, 12.71 in his last three starts; under is 5-2-1 in his last eight. Team in his starts: 6-6
5-inning record: 4-5-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-12

Kennedy is 0-2, 5.40 in his last five starts (under 4-1). Team in his starts: 3-11
5-inning record: 4-7-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 5-14

Rangers lost seven of last nine games but won last two; they’re 2-9 in road series openers. Under is 5-1 in their last six road games. Kansas City lost 12 of its last 13 games; they’re 3-9 in home series openers. KC’s last three games went over. 

Interleague
Diamondbacks (39-32) @ Angels (38-34)  
Greinke is 2-3, 4.97 in his last five starts; his last three went over. Team in his starts: 7-7
5-inning record: 7-4-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 5-14 

Barria is 3-1, 2.54 in his last five starts; over is 3-1 in his last four. Team in his starts: 5-3
5-inning record: 6-2. Allowed run in 1st inning: 2-8

Arizona won seven of its last 10 games; they’re 8-3 in road series openers. Over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games. Angels lost six of their last seven games; they’re 6-5 in home series openers. Last five Angel games went over the total. 

New York (46-21) @ Nationals (37-31)   
Gray is 1-0, 2.37 in his last three starts; over is 4-2 in his last six. Team in his starts: 6-7
5-inning record: 5-5-3. Allowed run in 1st inning: 5-13 

Fedde is 0-1, 5.91 in two starts this year (over 1-1). Team in his starts: 1-1
5-inning record: 0-1-1. Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-2

New York is 8-3 in its last 11 games, 8-3 in road series openers. Under is 11-1 in their last 12 games. Nationals are 5-9 in their last 14 games; they’re 5-5 in home series openers. Over is 6-3 in their last nine games.

A suspended game from earlier this season will be finished before this game.   

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Teams’ records in first five innings:
Team (road-home-total)- thru 6/17
Ariz       15-13-4……18-12-8……..33-25
Atl          18-14-5…..15-11-8………33-25
Cubs        14-13-9……15-13-4…….29-26
Reds      10-23-4……10-20-3….…20-43
Colo         23-13-7……17-11-2……40-25
LA           15-13-3…….18-15-7……33-28
Miami     14-20-3…..14-14-7…….28-34
Milw        16-14-6…..18-14-3…….34-28
Mets         14-18-2……14-14-7…..27-30
Philly        13-15-7…..16-11-6……29-26
Pitt          15-15-5……15-11-9…….30-26
St. Louis  17-9-4……17-19-3………34-28
SD            12-19-6……14-18-4…….26-36
SF           16-18-9…..12-15-3………28-33
Wash       18-11-8..…17-12-3………35-23

Orioles     8-20-8…….11-21-3……19-41
Boston    20-13-7……18-12-4……..38-25
White Sox  12-19-4…….9-22-5….21-41
Cleveland  15-13-8……21-9-5……36-22
Detroit    14-15-4……16-17-10…..30-32
Astros      20-12-9……18-10-5…….38-21
KC             11-18-6…….13-18-6…..24-36
Angels      21-12-4……13-15-7……34-27
Twins         14-15-7……14-16-5…..28-31
NYY            16-9-6……21-10-6…….37-19
A’s             11-14-7……13-18-9……24-32
Seattle      20-12-4……17-13-9……37-25
TB              18-16-6……13-13-5……31-28
Texas       10-19-5…..10-24-5…….20-43
Toronto     9-18-6……13-17-9……22-35

%age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total- 6/17)
Ariz        11-31…….13-37……….24
Atl          13-36……12-35……….25
Cubs      7-36……..15-34………22
Reds      9-36……..6-32………..15
Colo       16-41…….14-30..…….30
LA          11-31……..14-38..…….25
Miami    10-37……..11-36…….21
Milw       11-36……..9-34…..…20
Mets       12-34……..11-33…….23
Philly      8-36……..12-34…..…20
Pitt         9-35……..11-36………20
StL          11-29……..10-39…….21
SD           9-37……..7-37……….16
SF            9-40………13-30….…22
Wash      16-39……..10-31……..26

Orioles   13-36……..12-35………25
Boston     12-40……14-34………26
White Sox 11-35……11-36…..…22
Clev          9-37…….11-34………20
Detroit     10-32……..12-42……22
Astros     12-39…..…8-32……….20
KC            10-36..…….10-36…….20
Angels     11-36…..…..7-34………18
Twins       12-36………7-40………19
NYY         5-30……..13-37………17
A’s            7-33…..…..11-39………18
Seattle     12-34………12-39……..24
TB             13-40..……9-31………22
Texas        4-34…….…10-38……14
Toronto    6-35………9-37……….15


Interleague play- 2018
NL @ AL–  36-29 NL, favorites  -$10
AL @ NL–  20-20, favorites -$679
Total: 56-49 NL, favorites -$689

Interleague play- 2017
NL @ AL–  86-58 AL, favorites -$434
AL @ NL–  75-72 NL, favorites +$396
Total: 159-131 AL, favorites -$38

Totals in interleague games
NL @ AL: Over 72-70-4
AL @ NL: Over 75-65-8
Total: Over 147-135-12