Winning MLB Parlay Picks for the Weekend Action

Winning MLB Parlay Picks for the Weekend Action

Written by on August 19, 2022

While it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, the Los Angeles Angels will welcome back three-time AL MVP on Friday in Detroit. He has been out since mid-July with an injury. We don’t have an opinion on that game but recommend parlaying picks on the following three. Let’s look at the preview for your betting MLB.

Winning MLB Parlay Picks for the Weekend Action

Blue Jays at Yankees, Saturday

While Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has been inconsistent at times this season, he has been better at home and is clearly a superior pitcher to Saturday’s Blue Jays starter, Mitch White.

Cole (9-5) allowed one run on five hits and two walks over six innings Monday, striking out six and taking a loss against the Rays. Cole worked through three scoreless frames before yielding a run in the fourth. Unfortunately for him, the Yankees were shut out, so he was tagged with a loss. Since his last win July 17, Cole is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA over his last five starts. With Monday’s outing, he lowered his season ERA to 3.30 alongside a 184:35 K:BB across 144.1 frames. Cole called out his offense for a lack of support after.

The Jays’ White, acquired at the deadline from the Dodgers, is replacing Yusei Kikuchi in the Blue Jays’ rotation moving forward. Kikuchi has struggled over the course of the season but his last two starts have been abysmal, as he has allowed six walks, eight earned runs, and four home runs off of 10 hits through 8.1 innings combined

White appeared headed for the bullpen with Ross Stripling (hip) returning from the injured list Wednesday, but he’ll instead stick in the rotation with Kikuchi demoted to a relief role. White has given up four earned runs with a 5:4 K:BB over 9.1 frames in two starts since being acquired by Toronto, and he has a 3.72 ERA and 1.27 WHIP for the season.

Long-term, White admitted that he would like an opportunity to prove himself as a starter for the Blue Jays, but is comfortable playing whichever role gives the team the best chance at success.

“It’s great to help the team win,” White said. “But, gun to my head, I’d say yeah, I’d prefer to start. I like being able to eat innings and cover innings for the pen and do that.”

Nationals at Padres, Sunday

The worst pitcher in baseball right now without question is Washington’s Patrick Corbin (4-16, 6.96), who is making $23 million this year, $24 million in 2023 and a whopping $35 million in 2024. The Nats couldn’t give him away. He could become the first 20-game loser in years.

Corbin allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision versus the Cubs on Tuesday. It doesn’t go down as a quality start, but Corbin entered with a 12.46 ERA over his last six starts and didn’t get through the first inning his last time out, so it was improvement. He was pitching on nine days of rest, as the Nationals had skipped his last turn following his previous debacle.

It’s not just that this has been the worst performance of Corbin’s career. It’s not just that it is the worst performance this year in MLB. It’s that it is shaping up to be one of the worst pitching performances in history.

“I want to leave this year with a positive moving forward to next year,” Manager Dave Martinez said of Corbin. “Because, regardless of what anyone thinks, he’s going to be one of our starters next year and the year after that.”

It’s Sean Manaea (6-6, 4.83 ERA for the Padres, and he hasn’t been great but he’s still miles better than Corbin. Manaea allowed three runs on four hits and a walk, striking six in four innings in a 4-3 loss Tuesday in Miami. He did not factor into the decision. Nick Fortes tagged Manaea with solo homers in the second and fourth innings. The lefty was removed from the game after four innings, having tossed 64 pitches. It was his fifth straight outing of 83 pitches or fewer. Since the All-Star break, he has an 8.06 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and seven homers allowed in 22.1 innings across five outings.

“[Manaea] had a bit of a tired arm out there today,” Manager Bob Melvin said. “Certain times over the course of the season I gotta identify that it’s not the best stuff out there. It’s been a long year for him, so I wanted to give him a little bit of a break.”

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