5 Things You May Not Know About Joc Pederson

During his awe-inspiring first season with the Dodgers, all eyes are on 23-year-old rookie Joc Pederson. Just when we think he’s done all he can do to leave us floored, Joc finds a new way to make our jaws drop on the field (Take this grand slam, for example). It seems like just about everybody is buzzing about Joc right now (here’s what the LA Times had to say).

Not only that, but he seems like a pretty cool guy. The Razorgator crew wouldn’t mind having him at one of our famous BBQ’s (Btw, that’s an official invite, Joc. Hit us up). What’s even crazier than one of Joc’s home runs? The fact that you can see one of them live at Dodger stadium for less than $7 dollars. Check out the Dodgers schedule in the Razorgator app, including the July 4th game versus the Mets. That being said, here are 5 things you may or may not know about the potential future Rookie of the Year.

1. He hails from Palo Alto:

A Northern California town located south of San Francisco. He graduated from Palo Alto high school, also the Alma Mater of actor, James Franco

thankful to call this rowdy bunch my family, wouldn't want it any other way ❤️

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2. He has three siblings:

Champ, Tyger and Jacey. His older brother Champ was born with Down Syndrome and has not only competed in the Special Olympics, but also continues to support and inspire the athletic pursuits of his younger siblings.

3. Joc is Jewish on his mother’s side of the family:

therefore making him eligible to play for Team Israel, as well as Israeli citizenship.

Inkkkk @jacoboschlem @jeremygould19 #unreal

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4. Being from the Bay Area, Joc is an avid Golden State Warrior and Steph Curry fan:

He followed them closely during their journey to a championship win, even though his new home is LA.

Thank you @warriors for the gear good luck tonight get the W. #splash ☔️☔️

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5. Joc continues to prove that he’s not only a crazy hitter:

but also an outrageous center fielder. A double threat.

Y'all can caption this one…

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Actually, triple threat. He’s kind of our new hero, just watch below.

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Check out some of the upcoming home games:

Mets @ Dodgers (July 3-5)

Phillies @ Dodgers (July 6-9)

Brewers @ Dodgers (July 10-12)

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The 69th Annual Tony Awards Lowdown

Whether or not you tuned into The 69th Annual Tony Awards, there are a few things you should know about what went down that night. And by things, we mean shows. And by shows, we mean shows you could potentially go see tonight or in the near future. We’ve highlighted three of these shows that dominated the night, and are a must-see on Broadway this season: The King and I, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Something Rotten! P.S. If you’re not in New York, we’ve got you covered too. From Broadway to L.A. there’s no easier way to get theater tickets (even at the last minute) than the Razorgator app: Book of Mormon, Lion King, Wicked and many more all digitally delivered right to you!

The King and I

A revival of the beloved Rogers & Hammerstein classic, the King and I stood out as a clear frontrunner in the 2015 Tony Awards. With stars like Kelli O’Harra (six-time Tony nominee), Ruthie Ann Miles (Avenue Q, Sweeney Todd, Annie) and Ken Watanabe (Academy Award nominee), it seemed like a clear choice for numerous nominations and wins.

Nominations: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical. Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Wins: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a  Musical, Best Featured Actress, Best Costume Design of a Musical

Where to See it: The Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY) from 7/1-12/18 Find King and I Tickets

Something wonderful! THE KING AND I is nominated for nine Tony Awards! #KingAndI

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This thrilling play is an adaption by Simon Stephens of a mystery novel written by author, Mark Haddon. Between the murder of a poodle, a pitchfork, and the sharp sluething skills of young Christopher Boone,”The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be a memorable night out for the whole family.

Nominations: Best Actor in a Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play

Wins: Best Actor in a Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play

Where to See It: The Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY) from 7/2-12/18 Find Curious Incident Tickets

The Curious Incident of a dog in the Nighttime #broadway #marquee #theatre #newyork #nyc

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Something Rotten!

Having only premiered in April of this year, Something Rotten! had a strong presence at The Tony Awards this year. With wins like, Featured Actor in a Musical (Christian Borle), and nominations like Best Direction of a Musical (Casey Nicholaw), Something Rotten! is having an awesome opening season. If you feel like a night out and a good laugh, don’t miss this musical comedy.

Nominations: Best Musical, Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations

Win: Featured Actor in a Musical

Where to See It: St. James Theatre (New York, NY) from 7/1-12/18 Find Something Rotten Tickets

Who's hailed a rotten taxi lately? #SomethingRotten

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Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Weekend

The three day holiday weekend is almost here. Not sure how you’re going to celebrate all three days?  Take a look at what’s going on around the country and get an idea of how you want to celebrate the USA this year. Believe it or not there’s over 200 sports, concert and theater events happening over the three-day weekend. We’ve highlighted a handful of events from some of the major cities across the US. But no matter where you are, you can find the best last-minute deals around in the Razorgator App: Up to 75% off, all-in pricing,  instant ticket delivery and Uber integration.

San Francisco

Mariners @ A’s (July 3, 4, 5 @ O.CO Coliseum)  

Brett Lawrie’s 1st-inning grand slam sets the tone as the #Athletics win in Texas. #GreenCollar

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The A’s series against the Mariners happens to fall on this year’s holiday weekend. If you make it out to the Friday, July 3 game, you’ll not only get to grab a beer and a dog (how patriotic) but also watch an awesome firework show dedicated to the armed forces.

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San Francisco Symphony (July 4th @ Shoreline Amphitheater) 

#MusicMatters #Classical #Orchestra #Symphony

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We all wish we were in Northern California for the San Francisco Symphony 4th of July at the Shoreline Amphitheater. It’s going to be a night full of American classics, with a grand finale of fireworks accompanied by the symphony’s salute to America. Wow USA!

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Los Angeles

Mets @ Dodgers (July 3, 4, 5 @ Dodger Stadium) 

Andre Ethier went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double in the #Dodgers' 10-6 loss to the D-backs.

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Need a patriotic way to spend the holiday weekend? Why not head out and see  the Dodgers play the Mets. Plus, if you go either July 3rd or 4th, you’ll also get to see Dodger stadium’s awesome firework show. Baseball and fireworks? You’re doing great.

Find Mets @ Dodgers Tickets

Toronto FC @ LA Galaxy ( July 4th @ The StubHub Center) 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL ROBBIE ROGERS! 3-0! AMAZING! #LAvPOR

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Another great American pastime with a great firework show. Head out and watch the Galaxy play on the 4th! Sounds like a fun night to us.

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Chicago

Train w/ The Fray ( July 3 @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater) 

When I Look To The Sky in Montana. Seriously, an amazing night for us. Thank you!

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What better way to pre-game the 4th than by dancing the night away with guys from Train and The Fray? Plus, it’s officially part of the holiday weekend so you’ll have the whole day to relax and get ready and won’t have to rush straight over from work. It’s perfect.

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Orioles @ White Sox (July 3, 4 @ US Cellular Field) 

This road trip is a long one — we're looking forward to being back here this weekend! Photo: @jasonmpeterson

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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again. Baseball? The 4th of July? It’s like apple pie and ice cream. It works, it’ll be fun, they’ll be a post game firework show on the 4th. You’ve got all the bases covered. Get it?

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Marlins @ Cubs (July 4, 5 @ Wrigley Field) 

Flying high.

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Another 4th of July baseball game with an awesome firework show. Perfect for the whole family. Hot dogs, hot dogs, hot dogs. Also, if you don’t want to leave the house on the 4th, you can always catch the Cubs play on the 5th. Good deal.

Find Marlins @ Cubs Tickets

Boston

Astros @ Red Rox ( July 3-5 @ Fenway Park)

👍🌅 #MyFenway

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Here’s the thing. Fenway Park is the oldest ball park in the country. It’s historical! What else is historical? The 4th of July! Go support your Red Sox, and do the holiday weekend right. There’s even a pre-game BBQ on the 4th. Sounds like a good deal to us.

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New York

Lion King ( July 3, 4, 5 @ The Minskoff Theatre)

Well, that doesn't happen everyday! #thelionking

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The Lion King is an American classic. Feel like hitting the theater during this holiday weekend. The show is running all three days.

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American Ballet Theatre (July 3, 4 @ The Metropolitan Opera House) 

Feel like being American with the American Ballet Theatre? They’ll be preforming the ballet Cinderella on both the 3rd and the 4th at the Metropolitan Opera House. Cinderella is a classic fairytale that the whole family will enjoy in one of the most beautiful and historic theaters in the country.

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Rays @ Yankees (July 3, 4, 5 @ Yankee Stadium) 

The #Yankees are leading 1-0 thanks to the 19th #TexMessage of the year.

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Celebrate the holiday weekend, New York style. Go out and support the Yankees. Grab some food and enjoy with the whole family. How much better does it get?

Find Rays @ Yankees Tickets

You have a three day weekend coming up! Take advantage of every single day. With the rock bottom prices in the Razorgator App you can make this weekend feel like an actual holiday.

 

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What’s Going on This Weekend?

June is coming to a close and Summer is OFFICIALLY here. Thank goodness. That being said, you need to get out of the house and do something fun. Here’s what’s going on this weekend across the country. Jump on the Razorgator app  if one of these events sparks your fancy.

Friday, June 26

Luke Bryan w/ Dustin Lynch and Randy Houser (6/26/15)

Yall fire me up. Awesome weekend. #KickTheDustUp

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This’ll give you an awesome opportunity to dance the night away! And tickets start at $6. YEEEHAAWW

Find Last Minute Deals on Luke Bryan Tickets

New York Yankees @ Houston Astros

#GoBeardOrGoHome! See what happens tonight! GRAB TICKETS AND GET FIRED UP.

Find Last Minute Deals on Yankees at Astros Tickets

Saturday, June 27

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Wanna let your hair down and rock out this weekend? Hit the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with tickets starting at $10. Dust off those combat boots!

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Toby Keith

#TBT to that one time we raised our red solo cups at the Great Jones County Fair! Let's do it again, July 23rd! #TeamToby

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In the Clarkson area and feeling like hitting the town on Saturday night? Throw on your cowboy boots and get ready to be in awe of country music legend Toby Keith!

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Train & The Fray 

Red Rocks Angels!

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Not just Train, but also the Fray?? What more could you ask from a Saturday night? We’re jealous we’re not in New Jersey tomorrow night. That’s an alternative rock double threat. With tickets starting $23.99? GO ROCK OUT

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Colorado Rockies @ SF Giants

Day baseball #👌🏼 #SFGiants

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Hey San Francisco! Go see the boys play tomorrow night. Crushed those Dodgers last week, let’s crush the Rockies these week! You bleed orange and black right??

Find Last Minute Deals on Rockies at Giants Tickets

LA Galaxy @ San Jose Earthquakes

Hey hey San Jose! Support the 408 and go cheer on your Earthquakes. Sounds like a good Saturday night, right?

Find Last Minute Deals on Galaxy at Earthquakes Tickets

Atlanta Braves @ Pittsburg Pirates 

#LetsGoBucs

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In the Pittsburgh area and feel like catching  a game? Head out and watch Braves play the Pirates in this beautiful park. Doesn’t a beer and a dog sound good?

Find Last Minute Deals on Braves at Pirates Tickets

Sunday, June 28

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Carpenter doubles twice in the #STLCards’ series finale in Minnesota.

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Baseball game sounding like a good Sunday night? End your Sunday with Cubs playing Cardinals and start the countdown until the holiday weekend.

Find Last Minute Deals on Cubs at Cardinals Tickets

Def Leppard w/Styx and Tesla 

Oslo was fantastic last night! Thank you for an incredible show! #DL2015Tour (📷 by @RossHalfin)

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What better way to spend an Atlanta night then watching the guys of Def Leppard tear up the stage? We’re jealous we can’t make it to this one.

Find Last Minute Deals on Def Leppard Tickets

Any of these events sound like the perfect way to spend your weekend? Hop on the Razorgator app for the best deals! You’re such a weekend warrior. Look at you go!

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The 7 Bands to Checkout Before Lollapalooza 2015

There’s no doubt that there are some music gods head lining at Lollapalooza 2015. Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Kid Cudi, Florence and The Machine are just a few of the big dogs you’ll get a chance to see this year. However, if you keep scrolling down to the lineup page, you might be shocked by some of the lesser-known gems. We’ve highlighted a couple the Razorgator team thinks should be on your radar this year.

 The Lonely Biscuits 

It’s not a secret. The team at Razorgator has a big fat crush on the dudes from The Lonely Biscuits. Actual crush? Musical crush? Bromance crush? That all depends on who you’re talking to. All we know is that is was fate that put Grady Wenrich and Sam Gidley in the same dorm room at Belmont University. We’ve probably watched the video for Ma’am about 1,000 times….today. Grey sweatpants are mandatory for our next casual Friday.

BØRNS

With a face like Jack White, and a sound all his own, BORNS is setting the indie/psychedelic pop scene on fire. His beats make us dance, and his angelic voice transports us to a poolside party in the Hollywood hills on a warm summer night. Yea, he’s that good. We’re also obsessed with the acoustic video he did of his hit “Electric Love”, featuring Zella Day, who you can also catch at Lollapalooza 2015.

Shakey Graves 

 Hailing from Austin, Texas, Shakey Graves combines everything you need for a down-home, boot-stomping good time, with a bluesy and folksy twist. With the perfect combination, of country, blues and rock n’roll, this modern day Johnny Cash has proven time and again that not only is he great in a studio, but also live. With three albums out to date, he has spent ample hours on the road solo and also with his new singing and song-writing partner, Esme Patterson.

 Wild Belle 

Chicago born, brother/sister duo Natalie and Elliot were born to musician parents in a house filled with music. It’s no wonder why they grew up to form the soulful, jazzy rock duo, Wild Belle. With a psychedelic undertone and a touch of reggae these siblings are nothing like we’ve heard before. And they’ve got that crazy cool factor. Watch a couple of their music videos. Can they dress us, please?

Black Pistol Fire

Originally from Toronto, Canada, the guys from Black Pistol Fire split their time now between their home country and Austin, Texas. With a sound that combines the White Stripes, Creedence Clearwater Revival, with a steady dose of dirty blues, these guys will get the boots of Lollapalooza stomping. With their songs featured on top shows like 90210, Hawaii 5-0 and Sons of Anarchy, they have been gaining more and more attention for their unique artistry. We certainly have our eyes on them. Make sure to catch them this year.

 Strand of Oaks

 Between the raw and grit that can be heard in Tim Showalter’s voice, the deep and melodic rhythm, and the organic beauty of his lyrics, his band Strand of Oaks is in a league all its own. There is something really unique about the mix of power and vulnerability found in each one their songs. Take a look at his music video for the song Goshen ’97. It perfectly exemplifies everything we love about Tim and Strand of Oaks.

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

 With her drop-dead vampy looks, and soulful Mo-town like vocals, with a garage punk edge, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas make us want to throw on our leather jackets and wing-tipped shoes and twist like we did last summer. Her lyrics have glamour, power and the sass of a female singer who knows just what she has going on. She’s got us dancing at our desks.

Not feeling the festival scene? Here’s what else is going on around Chicago. Find the best prices around on the Razorgator App.

Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson @ Allstate Arena (August 1)

5 Seconds of Summer @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater (August 1-2)

Not feeling music at all? Here’s what’s happening in sports.

Yankees @ White Sox (July 31- August 3)

There’s so much going on! GO DO SOMETHING

 

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Friday’s Round At U.S. Open Most Expensive Of The Tournament

US Open Golf

Next weekend, the second major of the PGA Tour’s golf schedule tees off at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. A course that prides itself on driver accuracy usually results in the winner ending around a few strokes within even par, but in last year’s mastery of the Pinehurst Resort course by Martin Kaymer, he was able to remarkably finish at -9.

Tickets to the U.S. Open on the secondary market vary on which day fans plan on attending. The best deal will be purchasing a weekend badge, which has an average price of $168.32 and a get-in price of $6, according to RazorGator.com. The single-day passes are listed below:

6/18/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Thursday | Average Price: $514.27 | Get-in Price: $140

6/19/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Friday | Average Price: $539.05 | Get-in Price: $229

6/20/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Saturday | Average Price: $403.63 | Get-in Price: $188

6/21/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Sunday | Average Price: $478.28 | Get-in Price: $197

Friday’s round is the most expensive for now (as of 6/11), featuring an average ticket price of $539.05. On the contrary, Saturday has the least expensive round with an average price just over $400. The U.S. Open Championship ends on Father’s Day, which sports an average of $478.28 and a get-in price of $197 for those making last minute plans.

Those are some high prices but there is high drama. Jordan Spieth is looking to capture the first two Major tournaments of the season after his brilliant Masters performance secured a win by Saturday.

Rory McIlroy returns stateside for the U.S. Open Championship after playing a couple of tournaments overseas that he did not fare particularly well in. Although the majority of the field is completed, there is still qualifying to be done for some of the final spots in the tournament. For now, a few of the definite players in the field include Kaymer, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Spieth, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and many more. The qualifying ends after this week’s tournament, the St. Jude’s Classic, which concludes on June 15.

This year is the first time the tournament has been located in the Pacific Northwest in its history.

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Razorgator is First In The Secondary Market to Sell Tickets Directly Through Twitter

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We’re thrilled to announce that Razorgator is stepping up to the plate today to be the first secondary market ticket seller to allow sports, concert, and theater fans to buy tickets directly through a tweet! Check us out on Twitter to give it a try. As we continue to find innovative ways to make ticket buying easy, especially on mobile devices, we’ve teamed up with Twitter Official Partner Flightly to sell discounted tickets for the June 10th Dodgers vs Diamondbacks game in Los Angeles right from our @Razorgator Twitter account.

With more than 250,000 tweets about the first place Dodgers in the past 30 days and being located in the heart of L.A. ourselves, it’s the perfect opportunity for us and Flightly to “turn conversations into conversions.” In addition to it being incredibly easy to purchase these tickets, we’re offering our Twitter followers and local Dodgers fans a limited number of Infield Loge Box ($25) tickets for the game discounted below face value and with free delivery via email!

We’re excited to see how Dodgers fans engage with us on Twitter, and beyond Twitter, we’re on the path to make ticket buying easier and more affordable—from purchase to delivery. Our mobile app is a great example of this, including access to millions of tickets on your phone with free instant delivery. Whether you’re a fan of the Dodgers, Taylor Swift, Book of Mormon or any other live event—on Twitter or in our app—it’s all about tickets made easy every day!

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Disappointing Marlins Still Seeing Steady Ticket Transactions

Miami Marlins

The 2015 MLB season hasn’t gone quite as planned for the Miami Marlins, who are one game away from the cellar in the NL East and have already moved on to another manager. That’s not what you want to hear for a team supposedly stacked with offensive firepower and a stable of solid pitchers entering the campaign.

The problem? That offensive firepower, although loaded with talent, has been inconsistent and that quality stable of pitchers hasn’t nearly met expectations. Giancarlo Stanton can hit the long ball (15 homers and 44 RBI), but needs some help within the lineup. Dee Gordon has done nicely in his first year in Miami, hitting for a high average, but offers zero power potential. On the pitching side of things, Dan Haren (five wins with 43 K’s) has been the team’s most productive hurler after almost retiring this past offseason, but the likes of Tom Koehler and Mat Latos have been severely underwhelming.

As bad as it looks right now for Miami, the talent is there for a turnaround. The Marlins need more consistency from their hitting and their pitching to step up, but June offers plenty of opportunity for the team to regain their footing. Let’s analyze their cheapest and most expensive games to see how they might fare this month:

Cheapest – 6/6/2015 @ Colorado Rockies | Avg: $35 | Get-in: $5

Stanton is one of the few players in baseball who commands a lot of attention with each trip to the plate, and he’ll surely draw some extra attention for each at-bat with a trip to hitter-friendly Coors Field. The Rockies give up a ton of runs and any opponent has a shot at going off in their ballpark, which could be the perfect setting for a Miami explosion. Needless to say, there is tremendous value in Marlins tickets for this June 6 game, which could give Miami fans a good offensive show, and may serve as a springboard toward a potential run. With better starting pitcher than the Rockies, the Marlins could secure a series victory in the Rocky Mountains.

Most Expensive – 6/16/2015 VS. New York Yankees | Avg: $218.60 | Get-in: $48

Marlins tickets spike up considerably ten days later when they host the ever popular Yankees. Tickets to a Yankees game are never cheap, no matter the venue, but this matchup beefs up even their pricing (usually just over $183 on average) and Miami fans get to take in one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports. New York isn’t an easy opponent, either, as they bring heavy bats (235 runs scored) and a first-place standing in the ultra-competitive AL East. The Yanks will want to take care of business in this rare Interleague meeting, but are just .500 on the road at 15-15.

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MLB-Best Cardinals Continue To Draw Consistent Ticket Sales

StL Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals seem to do this every year. Even when few baseball experts peg them as the team to beat, they rise up and dominate the standings or make a late push and become a playoff favorite. Here they are, yet again, taking over the league with a 33-18 mark as June welcomes the 2015 MLB season to the first true month of summer.

St. Louis has been fantastic for much of the year, but mostly utilized a strong May to push themselves up atop the entire league. That’s thanks in large part to their tremendous balance as they’ve received outstanding pitching from young Michael Wacha (seven wins with a 2.27 ERA), and solid work from the likes of Lance Lynn (67 strikeouts) and Carlos Martinez (five wins and 64 K’s). That balance also refers to an offense that has also made notable contributions, as the Cardinals have been led by the efficient Matt Holliday (batting .318 with 24 RBI) and Matt Carpenter (8 homers and 27 RBI).

While some didn’t see it coming before the season started, the Cardinals now look like a top-three team in Major League Baseball and legitimate World Series contenders. Let’s gauge how June could go for them as we break down their cheapest and most expensive games on the schedule, with information provided by RazorGator.com:

Cheapest – 6/7/2015 @ Los Angeles Dodgers | Avg: $31 | Get-in: $4

This is a very odd game to come so cheap when it comes to Cardinals tickets, as it features a massive matchup between two of the best and most storied teams in the league. That alone is interesting, but when you factor in that Dodgers tickets are over $96 on average for the year, the pricing here is beyond a steal. It won’t be easy for the Cardinals to march into Dodger Stadium and get the win, but there’s no doubt there will be the potential for a very compelling ballgame, as it usually is between these two clubs, such as in recent postseasons. Add in that this game includes a beach towel giveaway, and Dodgers and Cardinals fans are clearly getting a mega steal here early in June.

Most Expensive – 6/27/2015 VS. Chicago Cubs | Avg: $196.61 | Get-in: $67

We go from a pretty unbelievable deal to the Card’s priciest game of the month. This one makes sense, as they prepare to duke it out with their hated rivals, the Chicago Cubs. This game needs little hype, but the fact that the Cubs are the Cardinals’ main competition for the NL Central crown this year really spices things even more, especially considering how downtrodden Chicago has been over the past handful of years. Cardinals tickets are almost $100 more expensive than their season average in this showdown, while June sports just two other games in the entire month that ask St. Louis fans to fork over more cash. This could end up being as intense of a battle as we’ll see all season in the NL Central.

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Astros Four-Game Set with New York Yankees Team’s Most Expensive June Tickets

Astros

The best team in the American League through the first 50 games is your Houston Astros. Let that sink in. The franchise that hasn’t won 80 games since the 2008 season is 33-20 entering June 3.

Houston has a 4-game lead on the Los Angeles Angels and a 5.5-game lead on the re-emerging Texas Rangers. The closest team to the Astros for American League supremacy is another unexpected powerhouse, the Minnesota Twins, who are 30-20.

Minute Maid Park is turning into one of the more difficult ballparks for opposing teams to find victories in, as the Astros are 18-12 at home this season. With fans filling up the park night-in and night-out to see their young, talented players grow with confidence, the Astros may only get more dangerous as the season continues.

Here is a list of the most and least expensive Houston Astros tickets on the secondary market for their games in June, according to RazorGator.com.

Most Expensive: 6/25-28/2015 | Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $190.66

The four most expensive Houston Astros tickets in June on the secondary market are all four home games in their series with the New York Yankees. The most expensive is the series opener on June 25, with an average ticket price of $202.79 and a get-in price of $23. The other three games have average ticket prices between $174.50 and $196.54 a, and get-in prices of $22 (as of 6/3). Additionally on June 26, there is a postgame fireworks show at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees hold a slim, one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East division, and this should be a test for both clubs.

6/29/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $127.27 | Get-in Price: $10

6/30/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $124.16 | Get-in Price: $10

Two organizations in a familiar position square off to conclude the month of June. The Royals saw their franchise plan come into fruition during a thrilling ride to the 2014 World Series from a Wild Card position, and haven’t let up in ‘15, being right around first place in the AL Central. Both teams went through long periods of non-competitive baseball, but seemed to have turned the page on those dark periods to evolve into legitimate contenders.

Least Expensive: 6/17-18/2015 | Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros | Coors Field | Average Price: $34 | Get-in Price: $3

Catch the Astros for less than $5 when they take on the Colorado Rockies on the road in the middle of the month. Expect the Astros to put up some runs during the road trip, as the Rockies are 8-14 at home this season. Coors Field is known for being the friendliest ballpark for opposing hitters, and with the Astros being 15-8 on the road this season, they might put a few crooked numbers on the scoreboard throughout this series. Generally, games in Colorado are usually entertaining for the offense alone.

 

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