MLB Jock MKT Pick ‘Em – May 1st – Cleveland Guardians at New York Yankees

Domingo German  Over 5 Strikeouts

Despite getting lit up by the Minnesota Twins over the weekend for 11 runs, he still managed to record eight strikeouts, demonstrating his ability to miss bats even on an off night.

German has been a consistent strikeout artist for the Yankees this season, averaging 6.6 strikeouts over his last five games and only failing to record at least five strikeouts in one appearance. He’s been especially effective at home, where the Yankees are playing tonight, with a 2.16 ERA and 11.8 K/9 rate in three starts at Yankee Stadium. But it’s not just German’s recent form that suggests he’s likely to hit the over on his strikeout total tonight. He’ll also be facing a Cleveland offense that has struggled to make contact this season, ranking in the bottom half in the majors in strikeout rate at just over 27%.

But perhaps the most compelling reason to bet on German tonight is his continued success at home. In his three starts at Yankee Stadium this season, German has recorded 21 strikeouts, an average of seven per start. With the Yankees needing a win to keep pace in the competitive American League East, German will be motivated to put in a strong performance on the mound. And with his strikeout prowess and favorable matchup against a struggling Cleveland offense, he looks like a solid bet to record at least six strikeouts tonight. 

We’re riding the over 5 strikeouts tonight for Domingo German.

Oswaldo Cabrera Over 1 Hit + Runs + RBIs

If you’re looking for a potential sleeper pick for tonight’s game, look no further than Oswaldo Cabrera.  The 22-year-old outfielder has power at the plate, has speed on the bases and has a knack for making an impact whenever he is called up. With the Yankees dealing with a rash of injuries, Cabrera was called up to the majors yesterday to provide some depth for the infield. He’s expected to start at second base tonight against the Cleveland Guardians, and he could provide some surprising value for daily fantasy players or sports bettors.

Cabrera has shown a knack for getting on base and driving in runs at the Triple-A level, and he could carry that success into the majors. He’s facing a Cleveland pitching staff that has struggled this season, with a team ERA of 4.83, so there could be some opportunities for Cabrera to make an impact.

If you’re looking for a player prop bet to take for tonight’s game, consider taking the over on Cabrera’s combined total of hits, runs, and RBIs. With his recent success in Triple-A and the potential for a favorable matchup, Cabrera could surprise some people and provide some solid value.

Hammer the over line for Cabrera tonight.

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