Winslow Towson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Matt Andriese
Happy Fourth of July, everyone — though I must say I did plenty of celebrating after we somehow escaped last night’s Cardinals-Diamondbacks Under 7.5 bet with a win. In fact, it appeared we lost in the bottom of the eighth — that is, until Jake Lamb’s two-run homer was reviewed and ruled a double, which ultimately stranded what would have been the two deciding runs thanks to the ensuing double play. With this reprieve, let’s see if I can capitalize on today’s holiday slate.
Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Betting Record: 56-36-2, +16.15 units
Yesterday’s Result: Cardinals-Diamondbacks Under 7.5 (WIN)
*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit
Tampa Bay Rays @ Miami Marlins | O/U: 8
1:10 p.m. ET
Probable Pitchers: Matt Andriese (1-3, 3.86 ERA) vs. Jose Urena (2-9, 4.40 ERA)
Baseball is unforgiving, and this is a good example of that. In the middle contest of this three-game, Interleague set between Florida residents last night, first pitch was at 7:10 p.m. ET. And what unfolded was a 16-inning, 5-hour and 31-minute marathon that involved pretty much everyone — from relief pitchers as pinch-hitters to a position player (dead-bat Jesus Sucre) getting summoned to the mound.