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The Dodgers have one of the best offenses in MLB when it comes to power. Their Wednesday opponent, the Cincinnati Reds, is actually a better team when it comes to hitting for average. This is the perfect combination for a YRFI bet with the pitchers on the mound tonight. Noah Syndergaard will take the ball for Los Angeles, and he is 1-4 with a 6.54 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Over 52.1 innings, he has allowed 64 hits with just 35 walks and 10 homers. Syndergaard is constantly missing spots, and it has led to opponents blasting balls all over the field.
Brandon Williamson for the Reds has been slightly better than Syndergaard this season. However, he has still struggled, especially early in games. The Southpaw only has 21 innings on the mound this season, but he has a 4.29 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP. The issue with Williamson is that he has walked 11 batters in 21 innings. If he gives the Dodgers free passes, it will turn into early runs. Los Angeles is slugging .459 as a team with 103 total homers.
The Mariners and Padres have both been struggling this season. Seattle needs a win on Wednesday to get above .500, and the Padres are just 28-33 on the season. They’ve constantly underperformed this year, and the main reason for this has been the offense. The same goes for the Mariners, as neither team has been an offensive juggernaut as expected this season. Each club has barely cracked .300 for their team OBP, and they’re each hitting in the .220 range for their cumulative average. This makes them a perfect NRFI team with two good pitchers on the hill.
George Kirby will take the ball for the Mariners. He is 5-4 with a 3.04 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. Over 71 innings, he has allowed just 66 hits with 58 strikeouts. The best part of Kirby’s game is that he limits the walks. The pitcher has allowed just six free passes in his time on the mound. Michael Wacha will throw for the Padres, and he is 5-2 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. Over 62 innings, he has allowed just 52 hits and six homers. The pitcher is a mastermind at hitting the corners, which will keep runs off the board. Take the NRFI in this spot.
Jon Gray has been spectacular this season for the Texas Rangers. He is 6-1 with a 2.51 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP, so he has been tough to hit in every facet of the game. He has allowed 47 hits in 64.2 innings, but he has struggled at times with the walks. Jack Flaherty will throw for the Rangers, and we believe Texas will get to him early in this contest. This is our favorite reason to take the YRFI in this game.
Flaherty is 3-4 with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Over 63.1 innings, he has allowed 61 hits with 64 strikeouts. The biggest issue for Flaherty is the free passes he gives, which has been staggering this year. The pitcher has allowed 35 walks in his time on the hill, and this has led to a lot of early runs. The Rangers have the best offense in baseball, with a .279 cumulative batting average. They also have a .346 OBP as a team and make opposing pitchers pay for mistakes. The YRFI, for close to even money, is a great play with the Rangers' offense.
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