Before I dig too far into this, I would like to start by saying all I have ever wanted to do in life was write about baseball. If you are reading this, you are witnessing my dreams coming true. Thanks for reading, and thanks to FlashPicks for this.
Alright, enough sappy stuff. Let’s get to it! First 5 inning moneyline and first five inning result will be frequently visited in my articles. Today, I will be taking the first 5 inning result. They are riskier as a tie would lose, whereas it would push if we took ML but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get playable odds.
I will be backing my Cy Young pick, Corbin Burnes on opening day. Corbin is coming off an incredible season, and I am excited to see what he can accomplish this season. I am gonna hit you with countless stats as to why I love this play. The Brewers were 17-5-5 in first 5 last season in his starts. They were 2-0-1 in games vs the Cubs. Corbin had a 1.94 ERA on the road, and a 1.53 ERA in day games. Corbin had a 1.35 ERA in his 3 starts vs the Cubbies last year. While there were plenty of changes to their lineup last year and this offseason, another stat that caught my eye is current Cubs batters combined career average vs Burnes is .189 with a 44% strikeout percentage. I love Corbin to get off to a hot start this afternoon.