MLB Baseball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday Aug. 1, 2019

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The Major League Baseball action for Thursday August 1st features ten games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide.

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There will be Day Baseball and it gets underway at 12PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Miami Marlins are home to the Minnesota Twins. Getting the start for Miami will be Jordan Yamamoto as he will oppose Twins righty Michael Pineda. After holding on to win the first game of this series 2-1, the Twins gained ground on the second place Indians to move three games in front in the AL Central race. For Miami they had won five of six prior to opening this series with the Twins. It has been a disappointing season for the Marlins at 41-64. Miami has struggled for offense as they are 29th and second to last in MLB posting up only 3.61 runs per game. Marlins lack power last in the league in home runs. Michael Pineda checks in with a mark of 7-5 in 20 starts with an ERA of 4.30 and WHIP of 1.18. In his last start the righthander held the White Sox to two runs over seven innings of a 6-2 road win. Jordan Yamamoto has a mark of 4-2 in eight starts with ERA of 3.64 and WHIP of 1.02. He has been pounded of late. Two starts back he allowed five runs over four innings at the Dodgers then surrendered six runs in four innings at home to Arizona.

On MLB Network at 7:15PM Eastern Time the St Louis Cardinals have a home date with the Chicago Cubs. On the hill for St Louis will be Jack Flaherty to face Cubs lefty Jon Lester. With the Cardinals winning the opener of this series the team moved to one game up on the second place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central race. Cubs fell to 20-32 on the road. Cardinals have won seven of their past nine. Jon Lester has a record of 9-6 in twenty starts with an ERA of 3.63 and WHIP of 1.32. He held the Brewers to no runs and four hits over seven innings of a 5-3 road loss at Milwaukee on Saturday. Jack Flaherty checks in at 4-6 in 21 starts with an ERA of 4.17 and WHIP of 1.20. Flaherty worked on Friday giving up two runs and three hits over three innings of a 5-3 home defeat to Houston.

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