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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Sunday’s games
National League

Diamondbacks (11-10) @ Cubs (9-10)
Ray is 0-1, 4.64 in four starts; he is 1-1, 1.88 in four starts vs Chicago. Team in his starts: 2-2 
5-inning record: 1-3 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 2-2

Chatwood was 4-6, 5.30 in 24 games (20 starts) for the Cubs LY; he’s thrown six innings in four relief stints this year. Chatwood is 5-3, 4.37 in 12 games (10 starts) vs Arizona. Team in his starts: 0-0
5-inning record: 0-0 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-0 Over/under: 0-0

Diamondbacks won six of their last eight road games (over 13-8). Over/under 1st 5 innings: under 8-2 last ten. 

Cubs won six of their last eight games; under is 7-2 in their last nine games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 3-3 last six

Giants (8-14) @ Pirates (12-6)
Rodriguez is 2-2, 3.63 in four starts; he allowed one run in seven IP in his one start vs Pittsburgh. Team in his starts: 2-2 
5-inning record: 1-1-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-4 Over/under: 1-2-1

Archer is 1-0, 2.00 in three starts; he is 0-2, 4.85 in two starts vs SF. Team in his starts: 1-2
5-inning record: 2-0-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-3 Over/under: 2-1

Giants lost their last four games, are 3-9 on road. Under is 6-2-1 in their last nine games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 5-0-1 in last six 

Pittsburgh won six of its last seven games; under is 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: under 5-3 last eight. 

Nationals (9-10) @ Marlins (6-15)
Strasburg is 1-1, 5.56 in four starts; he is 7-5, 3.84 in 12 starts at Miami. Team in his starts: 2-2 
5-inning record: 1-3 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-4 Over/under: 3-1

Richards is 0-2, 3.57 in four starts; he is 0-0, 3.68 in three starts vs Washington. Team in his starts: 0-4
5-inning record: 2-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-4 Over/under: 2-2

Nationals split their last ten games; over is 5-3 in their road games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 4-1-1 in last six. 

Miami lost nine of its last 12 games, but won last two; four of their last six games stayed under. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 5-3 last eight. 

Dodgers (14-9) @ Brewers (13-9)
Kershaw allowed two runs in seven IP in his first ’19 start; he is 4-1, 1.40 in 7 starts in Miller Park. Team in his starts: 1-0 
5-inning record: 0-0-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-1 Over/under: 0-1

Woodruff is 2-1, 5.23 in four starts; he allowed three runs in two IP in his only game vs LA. Team in his starts: 3-1
5-inning record: 3-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 2-2

Dodgers won six of their last seven games; their last eight games stayed under. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 6-4 in last ten  

Milwaukee lost three of its last four games; they’re 8-5 at home. Over is 9-6 in their last 15 games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 10-5 in last 15

Mets (11-9) @ Cardinals (11-9)
Syndergaard is 1-1, 5.63 in four starts; he is 1-2, 3.08 in four starts vs St Louis. Team in his starts: 3-1 
5-inning record: 2-1-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-4 Over/under: 3-1

Hudson is 0-1, 7.11 in three starts. Team in his starts: 1-2
5-inning record: 1-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-3 Over/under: 1-2

Mets lost five of their last seven games; over is 10-2-1 in their last 13 games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 5-1-2 in last eight 

St Louis won six of its last seven home games; over is 6-2-1 in their last nine games overall. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 6-1-1 last eight. 

Phillies (12-8) @ Rockies (8-13)
Eickhoff was 4-8, 4.71 in 24 starts two years ago; he’s pitched in four games (1 start) since then.  Eickhoff allowed nine runs in 6.1 IP in two games (1 start) at Coors Field. Team in his starts: 0-0 
5-inning record: 0-0 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-0 Over/under: 0-0

Gray is 1-1, 1.32 in his last two starts; he is 2-2, 4.11 in five starts vs Philly. Team in his starts: 1-3
5-inning record: 1-2-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 1-3

Phillies split their last 13 games, are 4-4 on road (over 5-3). Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 7-4 last 11.  

Colorado won five of its last six games; under is 7-2-1 in their last ten. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 5-3 at home

Reds (8-12) @ Padres (11-11) 
Mahle is 0-2, 2.65 in three starts; he is 1-0, 2.25 in two starts vs San Diego. Team in his starts: 1-2 
5-inning record: 0-2-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-3 Over/under: 0-3

Lucchesi is 0-2, 9.82 in his last two starts. Team in his starts: 2-2
5-inning record: 2-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 1-3

Cincinnati won its last three games (under 16-4). Over/under 1st 5 innings: under 10-6-1 in last 17.

San Diego lost its last six games; under is 10-2 in their home games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: under 3-2 in last five. 

American League
Twins (11-7) @ Orioles (8-14)
Gibson is 0-0, 7.98 in three starts; he is 4-2, 4.89 in nine starts vs Baltimore. Team in his starts: 2-1
5-inning record: 2-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-3 Over/under: 3-0

Bundy is 0-2, 7.79 in four starts; he is 0-3, 5.01 in five games (4 starts) vs Minnesota. Team in his starts: 1-3
5-inning record: 1-3 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 3-1

Twins won three of last four games; over is 7-3 in their last ten games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 8-2 last ten

Baltimore lost four of its last five games; they’re 1-8 at home. Under is 3-3-1 in their last seven games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 5-0 in last five

Royals (7-14) @ New York (10-10)
Lopez is 0-3, 4.70 in four starts. Team in his starts: 0-4
5-inning record: 1-3 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 3-1

Paxson is 2-2, 4.30 in four starts; he is 3-0, 1.98 in six starts vs KC. Team in his starts: 2-2
5-inning record: 2-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 2-4 Over/under: 2-2

Royals won five of their last nine games; six of their last seven road games stayed under. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 7-5-1 last 13. 

New York won five of last seven games (under 10-3-1 at home). Over/under 1st 5 innings: under 5-2 last seven. 

White Sox (8-11) @ Tigers (9-10)
Santana is 0-1, 10.38 in two starts; he is 10-6, 3.89 in 24 starts vs Detroit. Team in his starts: 1-1
5-inning record: 0-1-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-2 Over/under: 1-1

Norris was 0-5, 5.68 in 11 games (8 starts) vs Chicago LY); he’s allowed four runs in 8.1 IP in three relief stints this year. Team in his starts: 0-0
5-inning record: 0-0 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-0 Over/under: 0-0

Chicago won four of its last six games (under 5-3 in last eight). Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 10-4-1 last 15

Detroit lost six of its last seven games; under is 4-3-1 in their last eight. Over/under 1st 5 innings: last three under. 

Red Sox (8-13) @ Rays (14-7)
Former Devil Ray Price is 1-1, 3.79 in three starts; he is 5-4, 3.26 in 14 games (13 starts) vs Tampa Bay. Team in his starts: 1-2 
5-inning record: 1-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-3 Over/under: 1-2

Glasnow is 4-0, 1.13 in four starts; he allowed five runs in 6.2 IP in his one start vs Boston. Team in his starts: 4-0
5-inning record: 4-0 Allowed run in 1st inning: 2-4 Over/under: 0-3-1

Red Sox lost four of last seven games; four of their last six games stayed under. Over/under 1st 5 innings: under 6-2 last eight. 

Tampa Bay won eight of its last 12 games; under is 9-3 in their home games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 8-2 in last ten.

Astros (13-7) @ Rangers (11-8)
McHugh is  3-0, 1.50 in his last three starts; he is 6-1, 3.81 in 15 games (9 starts) vs Texas. Team in his starts: 3-1
5-inning record: 3-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-4 Over/under: 2-2

Miller is 0-1, 9.00 in three starts; he is 0-0, 4.66 in three games (2 starts) vs Houston. Team in his starts: 2-1
5-inning record: 2-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 2-3 Over/under: 2-0-1

Astros won 11 of their last 13 games; under is 9-4-1 in their road games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: under 5-5 last ten. 

Texas won five of its last six games; over is 8-4-1 in their home games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 14-5. 

Mariners (16-8) @ Angels (8-13)
Leake is 2-1, 3.86 in four starts; he is 4-3, 3.57 in seven starts against the Angels. Team in his starts: 3-1
5-inning record: 2-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 3-1

Barria allowed four runs in five IP (79 PT) in his first ’19 start. He is 1-3, 4.10 in five starts vs Seattle. Team in his starts: 0-1
5-inning record: 0-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 1-1 Over/under: 0-1

Seattle lost six of its last nine games after a 13-2 start; over is 15-6-1 in their last 22 games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: 15-9

Angels lost seven of last eight games; they’re 6-4 at home. Over is 6-4-1 in their home games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: 11-3 in last 14. 

Blue Jays (9-13) @ A’s (11-12)
Sanchez is 2-1, 4.09 in four starts. He is 0-2, 8.71 in four games (2 starts) vs Oakland. Team in his starts: 2-2
5-inning record: 2-2 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-4 Over/under: 2-2

Anderson is 3-0, 3.00 in four starts; he is 0-1, 2.57 in two starts vs Toronto. Team in his starts: 3-1
5-inning record: 4-0 Allowed run in 1st inning: 2-4 Over/under: 3-1

Blue Jays won five of last six games; over is 7-4 in their last ten games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 7-3-1 last 11. 

Oakland lost four of its last five games; under is 8-4 in their home games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 9-1-2 in last 12.

Interleague
Braves (10-10) @ Indians (12-8)
Fried is 2-0, 1.50 in three starts. Team in his starts: 2-1
5-inning record: 3-0 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-3 Over/under: 2-1

Bieber is 2-0, 1.42 in three starts. Team in his starts: 3-0
5-inning record: 2-0-1 Allowed run in 1st inning: 0-3 Over/under: 0-3 

Atlanta lost six of its last nine games; over is 5-2 in their road games. Over/under 1st 5 innings: over 8-3-1 last 12.

Umpires
NY-StL— Eight of last ten Dreckman games stayed under.
Az-Chi— Over is 3-1-1 in last five Fairchild games.
SF-Pitt— Five of last six Tumpane games went over.
Wsh-Mia— Under is 8-5-1 in last 14 Bucknor games.
LA-Mil— Eight of last ten Ripperger games went over.
Phil-Col— Under is 5-2-1 in last eight Fletcher games.
Cin-SD— Over is 8-4 in last dozen LBarrett games

KC-NY— Over is 3-1 in Kulpa games this season.
Chi-Det— Underdogs won last five Cuzzi games.
Tor-A’s— Underdogs won 10 of last 15 Randazzo games.
Min-Balt— Over is 4-1 in Hudson games this season.
Bos-TB— Under is 3-0 in Drake games this season.
Hst-Tex— Four of last six Wendelstedt games went over.
Sea-LA— Home side won last five Mahrley games.

Atl-Clev— Six of last seven Torres games went over. 

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Today’s Tip
At some point I’ll start posting baseball picks.

2019 bankroll: plus 10 bennetts
Pending future bets:
– Matt Olson under 32.5 home runs
– Joey Lucchesi, over 8.5 wins
– Cincinnati Reds, under 79.5 wins
– Los Angeles Angels, under 83.5 wins
– Houston Astros (6-1) to win World Series
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%age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total)
Team (road-home-total)- thru 4/20
Ariz     4-11……2-9………6
Atl        2-7……6-12……..8
Cubs    2-11……1-7………3
Reds    4-11……1-8………5
Colo     1-13……1-8……..2
LA        1-9……8-12………9
Mia       1-7……3-14……..4
Milw     2-9…….6-12……..8
Mets     4-14……0-5……..4
Philly    2-8…….3-11……..5
Pitt        3-9…….4-8………7
StL        3-10…….2-9……..5
SD         4-10……1-12…….5
SF          0-11……0-10…..…0
Wash    3-8…….4-10……..7

Orioles  4-11…….4-9………8
Boston   2-14…..1-6……….3
W Sox    3-10…….1-8………4
Clev        4-11…….5-8……..9
Det          0-8…….3-11…….3
Astros     5-13…….2-6……..7
KC           3-8…….6-12…….9
Angels     1-10……1-9………2
Twins      3-10……2-9……….5
NYY         3-7……5-13……….8
A’s            3-11…….2-11……..5
Sea           5-12…….5-11…….10
TB            7-9…….4-11………11
Texas       1-5…….4-11………5
Toronto   0-10…….2-10…….2


Interleague play- 2019
NL @ AL–  7-3 AL, favorites -$390 under 5-4-1
AL @ NL–  5-4 NL, favorites -$167 over 5-4
Total: 11-8 AL, favorites -$ 557 Under 9-9-1

Interleague play- 2018
NL @ AL–  78-72 NL, favorites  -$593
AL @ NL–  75-64 NL, favorites +$175
Total: 153-136 NL, favorites -$418

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