Tom Stryker’s Free Baseball Play August 15th


#908 ATLANTA with Strider (-152) over NY Mets with Carrasco at 7:20 PM EST
Since dropping three straight to the Mets, the Braves have quietly ripped off six consecutive wins. Still a frustrating 5.5-games out in the NL East, Atlanta knows it can make a run at a division title with a solid showing over New York in this crucial four-game series.

Young right-hander Spencer Strider will be up for the challenge for the home team. In 2022, No. 65 has made 24 appearances for Hotlanta and been touched for only 31 earned runs and 60 hits in 89.2 innings. Strider whiffed 138 and walked 34 on his way to a 6-4 tally with a solid 3.11 ERA. Revenge will have Spencer extremely motivated too. In his last performance in the Big Apple against the Mets back on August 7th, Strider was smoked for four earned runs and six hits in only 2.2 frames. Spencer was tagged with the loss in New York’s 5-2 victory.

Veteran righty Carlos Carrasco will counter for the visitors. With a grand total of 22 starts in the bank, No. 59 has surrendered 52 earned runs and 127 hits in 124.1 innings of work. Carrasco struck out 123 and walked 32 on his way to an elite 13-4 record with a 3.76 ERA. Thankfully, Carlos hasn’t been as effective on the road. As a guest, Carrasco has been cranked for 24 earned runs and 52 hits in 49.0 frames. That equates to a 5-3 mark with a 4.41 ERA.

Plenty of powerful team trends support this Best Bet. Atlanta has tasted victory in 47 of its last 66 overall, 36 of its last 51 when facing a foe that scored five runs or more last, and 49 of its last 73 when playing inside the friendly confines of Truist Park. On the other side of the field, New York has fallen in five of its last seven on the road fighting a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage greater than .500.

The Braves have some work to do in the division and they’ll be primed and ready for this triple revenge war. Take Atlanta with Strider. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


Stryker followed up a pair of 2-0 sweeps on Saturday and Sunday with another nice payday with the Cardinals yesterday and he’s back with one more Best Bet that will bring home the cash. Solid pitching, outstanding history, and one highly profitable 49-23 trend all support this baseball money-maker. Grab Tom’s MLB Grand Slam Diamond Blast for $30.