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05/24/2013 03:30 PM

Joe Wiz

Free Play Friday San Diego/Arizona Under 9

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05/24/2013 03:30 PM

Baseball Crusher

St. Louis Cardinals -123 over LA Dodgers

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05/24/2013 03:31 PM

Jim Feist's FREE MLB Play for Friday, May 24, 2013

(951) PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES VS (952) WASHINGTON NATIONALS

Take: UNDER THE TOTAL.

Washington is a huge park, great for pitchers, and a pair of righties are on the mound who don't walk anyone and are tough to hit. Philly righty Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82 ERA) has walked 14 in 60+ innings and the under is 6-1 in Phillies last 7 road games. The Philly offense is awful, 25th in baseball in runs scored, 26th in on base percentage. The under is 4-1 in the Phillies last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter and they face Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 1.62 ERA) who is having a dominant season. But this Washington offense is as bad as the Phillies, 28th in runs, batting average, OBP and slugging. The Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings, including 5-0 under the total in Washington. Play the Phillies/Nationals under the total.

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05/24/2013 03:31 PM

Dave Cokin

Friday free play is Mariners.

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05/24/2013 03:31 PM

JIMMY BOYD

Free Pick on Cleveland Indians

Justin Masterson has been nothing short of spectacular for the Indians this season. He has posted a 7-2 record in 10 starts with a 2.83 ERA and 1.129 WHIP. In his last three starts he has improved on those numbers with a 1.17 ERA and 0.783 WHIP to go along with his 3-0 record. The Indian’s bullpen has been solid this season and with Masterson averaging 7.7 innings per game over his last three starts they should be able to easily pick up the save.

The Red Sox have not been hitting well posting a .243 batting average over their last 7 games. The bullpen has been blowing saves 50% of the time at home this season so even with Lackey on the mound Boston will be in trouble. Especially when you consider the fact that the Indians are averaging 6.4 runs per game with a .270 batting average over their last 7 games. With the way Cleveland is hitting and having Masterson on the mound it seems like the wrong team is favored in this game.

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05/24/2013 03:31 PM

JEFFREY BRANDES
Free play

ATLANTA BRAVES vs NEW YORK METS

Pitchers:
ATLANTA BRAVES: KRIS MEDLEN (R) ERA: 3.02 W/L: 1-5
NEW YORK METS: JEREMY HEFNER (R) ERA: 4.71 W/L: 0-5

The Braves have won six in a row and seven of nine. New York is 3-8 in its last 11 games and just 2-11 at home in its last 13. The Mets have scored three runs or fewer in 12 of their past 16 games.

Right-hander Kris Medlen starts for Atlanta today, looking for his second win of the season. He has a 3.02 ERA for the season.

The Mets' Jeremy Hefner is 0-1 with a 8.53 ERA (six earned runs in 6 1/3 innings) in his career against the Braves, spanning two appearances (one start). His last start against Atlanta was Sept. 8, when he went 2 2/3 innings and gave up five earned runs on eight hits. The Mets are 0-8 in Hefner's starts this season, and 7-14 in his 21 career starts.

RECOMMENDATION: ATLANTA BRAVES (-156)

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05/24/2013 03:32 PM

JACK JONES

Jack's Free Pick Friday: St. Louis Cardinals -117

The St. Louis Cardinals have a massive edge on the mound with Lance Lynn over Chris Capuano tonight. I'll gladly side with the small road favorite in this one. The Cardinals (30-16) are clearly the better team over the Dodgers (19-26).

Lynn is 6-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 1.164 WHIP through nine starts this season. Capuano is 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA and 1.424 WHIP through four starts this season, including 1-2 with an 8.03 ERA and 1.865 WHIP in his last three home starts.

St. Louis is 9-1 (+8.5 Units) against the money line vs. an average bullpen whose ERA is 3.75 to 4.50 this season. The Cardinals are 80-38 (+27.6 Units) against the money line vs. teams outscored by opp by 0.5 or more runs/game on the season over the last 3 seasons. Lynn is 22-6 (+13.0 Units) against the money line vs. an NL team with an on base percentage .325 or worse over the last 2 seasons. Bet the Cardinals Friday.

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05/24/2013 03:32 PM

ART ARONSON

This is a 1* free play on the "under" between the St. Louis Cardinals and the LA Dodgers on Friday night (10:10 EST).

Lance Lynn (6-1, 3.27 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Lynn is coming off a no-decision vs. the Brewers on Saturday in which he gave up four runs off eight hits over five frames of work; he'd strike out three and walk two. For the most part Lynn has been the very model of consistency this year and he'll look to bounce back with a better effort vs. a team he's enjoyed success against in the past, going 1-0 with a very respectable 3.75 ERA in two career starts at Dodger Stadium. Lynn will be opposed by Chris Capuano (1-2, 4.84 ERA) who went eight frames on Saturday vs. the Braves, allowing five hits, leaving the game with a 1-0 lead with a strained calf: "It wasn't affecting pitch execution out there," Capuano assessed afterwards. "It just feels a little tired. I've got an extra day before the next start (Friday against the Cardinals). With treatment and stuff we should be able to get that ready." The southpaw is 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA over his last three starts, allowing two runs off 10 hits with a walk over his last two. Two competent starters going head to head vs. a couple of inconsistent lineups; I feel the table is set for a low-scoring pitchers duel. How about you? What do you think? Slug-fest or duel?

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05/24/2013 03:32 PM

CRAIG DAVIS

Free play for Friday is the Cleveland Indians over the Boston Red Sox.

They gave me an easy 20 dime winner last night so I figured I'd go right back with them tonight as a free play.

Plus, I really like how Justin Masterson has been pitching and I still believe the Red Sox are not as good as their record.

It was great to see Terry Francona come back to Boston and stick it up their tailpipe like that. "You don't want me... fine, I don't need you either!!"

I told you Ryan Dempster had been struggling and I also told you Zach McAllister was becoming one of the bright young pitchers in the big leagues.

Tonight they give the ball to probably their best overall pitcher (though I still like McAllister better long term), Justin Masterson.

Masterson (7-2, 2.83 ERA) should give the Indians another good chance to win against an overrated offense, in my opinion. Aside from Matt Moore, who is on an unreal pace right now, Masterson is tied for the most amount of wins in the American League with 7.

That's a massive improvement from last year's 11-15 mark with his 4.93 ERA to boot. He's now won three straight starts and done so by posting an unbelievable 1.17 ERA in the process.

After beating Seattle, 6-0, on Sunday, Masterson has now beaten his old record of consecutive innings pitched without allowing a run as it currently stands at 19.

Everything is going right in Cleveland right now and I see no reason they don't "steal" another one in Fenway today.

Take Cleveland as your free play of the day.

2* CLEVELAND

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05/24/2013 03:33 PM

Bryan Power
Free play

Chi. Cubs vs. Cincinnati
Pick: Cincinnati

Obviously, I'm on a real tear on the basepaths right now. Really, it's been going on all season as I'm 69-32 L101 MLB plays & 45-17 L62! But with Thursday's 3-0 SWEEP, things are really amping up as I'm 15-2 my last 17. Those records don't even include the success I've been having with my free plays. Today, I'm going to take Cincinnati as the host the Cubs.....

Starter Scott Feldman does give the beleaguered Cubbies somewhat of a fighting chance here, but it won't be enough against the red hot Reds. Cincinnati comes into tonight having won 10 of 12. They also have the advantage of having had Thursday off while the Cubs were in Pittsburgh. Chicago got swept by the Pirates (I had the Under y'day) and has now lost four in a row. Things are once again not looking good on the Northside. A big reason why is that they are scoring less than three runs per game on the road.

The Reds come in averaging 5.5 runs per game at home and will be starting Bronson Arroyo, a hot pitcher in his own right. Arroyo hasn't allowed any runs in either of his last two starts (14+ IP) & has a career 3.04 ERA in 26 starts vs. Chicago. Already this season, the Reds are 5-1 head to head w/ the Cubs. Why not lay the juice with the far better team at home?