There is no American sport too daunting for The Insomniac, who has already covered basketball, baseball and ice hockey without yet being shown up, and tonight he’s returning to the MLB for his latest recommendation.
The halfway point of another dizzyingly busy MLB season is gradually approaching, with this the New York Mets 69th outing of a crippling 162-game campaign, however after a poor start, the two-time World Series winners are starting to hit top form.
What would only be their second play-off appearance in the space of 11 years is still looking like a long shot because they have triumphed in just half of their first 68 encounters, but they are on course to finish third in the National League Eastern Division.
This evening they face the second-placed Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Georgia for the third time in three days and despite claiming 4-3 and 4-0 victories in the first two of those collisions, they are a tempting 21/20 to deliver once again.
That price has to be snapped up given their current run of eight wins in 11 games, especially as their hosts have had their momentum destroyed by three successive defeats, compromising their aspirations of reaching the play-offs again.
Atlanta have lost four of their last five on home soil and each of their last four against the Mets to render the visitors’ position as outsiders relatively surprising, especially as they are stronger outside of New York, boasting a 19-17 win-loss record on the road.
If you decide to listen to The Insomniac’s advice and fancy following his example by pulling an all-nighter then you can watch the action unfold from midnight on ESPN.