Nothing like a little mid-baseball game moose action on a Tuesday night.
In a game featuring Max Scherzer on the hill, oddsmakers set the first five total for Pirates-Nats at a mere four runs. Plenty of bettors were intrigued, too, as 62% of bets were on the F5 under.
When the Nats came to bat up 2-0 in the bottom of the 5th with the 7-8-9 hitters due up, those 62% of bettors felt prettay, prettay, prettay good. Unfortunately, their smiles were about to be turned upside down.
After Matt Wieters lined out to left, Scherzer reached on an error. Then, Wilmer Difo, the No. 9 hitter, walked. You never want to walk the No. 9 man, especially on the off-chance that Bryce Harper happens to be hitting lead-off.
Bryce Harper jacks a three-run home run the opposite way to left field, opening up a 5-0 lead for the Nationals in the 5th inning (00:43)
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Bye-bye baseball. Bye-bye first five under.
Though it had no bearing on the wager, Chad Kuhl allowed another homer to Matt Adams shortly after. Kuhl allowed just four hits before getting the hook, but all four left the yard.