We are one for two on our Monkey Knife Fight Homerun Derby challenges this season! Take a look back to our lineup from winner when Rafael Devers went deep in the fifth inning. On to tonight and for those of you who want to join me, you can get an instant deposit match up to $50 HERE. You’re welcome.
You can play the challenge for a specific game or a certain slate of games. The way the challenge works is you pick three players and then select your home run total. There are three options for the home run totals with different payouts for each – 0.5 pays +150, 1.5 pays +300, and 2.5 pays +500. We went with the 0.5 home run total at +150 on Sunday and that was a solid payout so let’s go for that again. We need these three players to combine for 1 or more homeruns tonight.
Ronald Acuna Jr – It’s been over a week since Acuna went deep but he still has 7 homeruns on the season. He will get to face Trevor Williams tonight who comes in with a 4.66 earned run average this season. Acuna is 2 for 5 with 1 homerun lifetime against Williams so the history is on his side. There were also 15 runs scored between the Braves and Cubs last night so tonight could very well be another high scoring game.
Bryce Harper – Harper is hitting .319 on the season and comes into tonight with 6 dingers. He hit 2 out on Sunday but he also has the Colorado thin air on his side in that game. He will be at BUSSSSSCHHHH Stadium tonight facing Carlos Martinez who he has 2 career homeruns against. Martinez is 0-4 on the season with a 6.00 earned run average. I think Harper is worth throwing in the lineup for tonight.
Mike Trout – Trout will face Mike Foltynewicz tonight and he comes in hitting .667 against him lifetime. Trout is hitting .426 on the season with 6 long balls. He’s always worth throwing in the lineup against any pitcher but especially against Folty. He also just went 4 for 5 last night so he’s going to be confident at the plate tonight. Look for him to go deep for us!
Here are the homerun odds for those of you who don’t like monkeys or knife fights and prefer sports betting.
Ronald Acuna Jr. (+340)
Bryce Harper (+340)
Mike Trout (+270)