Joey Wendle
Miami Marlins' Joey Wendle bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


Kyle Barrette

So I emailed my article to the All Star Game reps, and they replied, “Yea, we love this script; that’s how we’re going to play the game out. “In all seriousness, we called that game to a tee and I hope you cashed. Now the second half of the season begins and we’re going to be using one of my favorite spots to get a quick win. You can use this in a few different games, but this is the spot that looks the best to me. We’re going to the Marlins and the Rangers games today. 

So we all know Segar was in the home run derby, and he was actually a replacement in the All Star Game. If you are really into baseball, you have heard guys complain that the home run derby messes with their swing and they have a bum second half of the season. That’s why there is a little hype around if a guy is going to be in it or not. So you have Segar, who was on the road doing all these things, and you can argue that’s probably the hardest bay to get out of the lineup, that as their off-season splash they spent a huge amount of money on. For those guys to be unproductive and for the Rangers, that’s a big hole to fill. I was going against a guy like Lopez who has been on top of his game in his last three outings. 

Miami had some All Stars as well. The most notable is a pitcher, Alcantara. Brett Cooper also went since Harper opted out of the game. Now Cooper has been hitting well, and he was out in LA for all the events. He did play in the game, going 0-2. However, Cooper was not in the Home Run Derby and is not as big of a bat as Segar. Gray will be pitching for the Rangers and he had a few rough starts right before the break, allowing nine runs over three starts and four home runs. 

Marlins vs Rangers pick: Miami ML
This game is going to be decided by who is ahead when the starters come out, as both teams have very good bullpens. I think the Marlins have the advantage with Segar’s bat on the mend. Take Miami on the ML.

Same Game Parlay:
Marlins ML, Jesus Aguilar to record a hit, Pablo Lopez Over 5.5 Strikeouts, Jesus Aguilar to record an RBI and Joey Wendle to record a run. 

SGP Odds +1388

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