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On 04/09/2012 03:36 PM in MLB

Cnotes Monday's MLB Best Bets !

MLB:

04/09/2012 @ 01:10 PM MLB [904] COL ROCKIES -1½ 2.20
( B ZITO -L / J CHACIN -R )

04/09/2012 @ 04:10 PM MLB [906] TOTAL u9 1.95 (STL CARDINALS vrs CIN REDS)

( WESTBROOK -R / H BAILEY -R )

04/09/2012 @ 04:10 PM MLB [908] TOTAL u8 1.91 (WAS NATIONALS vrs NY METS)
( E JACKSON -R / M PELFREY -R )

04/09/2012 @ 05:05 PM MLB [910] HOU ASTROS 2.53
( ACTION )

04/09/2012 @ 04:05 PM MLB [911] TOTAL o8½ 1.95 (MIL BREWERS vrs CHI CUBS)

( S MARCUM -R / C VOLSTAD -R )

04/09/2012 @ 01:10 PM MLB [913] TOTAL o7½ 1.87 (LA ANGELS vrs MIN TWINS)
( C WILSON -L / BLACKBURN -R )

04/09/2012 @ 04:05 PM MLB [920] BAL ORIOLES 2.25
( ACTION )

04/09/2012 @ 05:05 PM MLB [921] SEA MARINERS 3.05
( ACTION )

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04/09/2012 03:46 PM

Diamond Trends - Monday

April 9, 2012

SU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Twins are 0-12 since May 10, 2011 at home after a loss and it is the first game of the series for a net profit of $1245 when playing against.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Angels are 0-11-2 OU since April 12, 2011 as a favorite after a loss in which they had a higher team-left-on-base than their opponent for a net profit of $1100 when playing the under.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:


The Brewers are 0-10-1 OU since April 02, 2011 when Shaun Marcum starts on the road vs a team that has averaged 7+ strikeouts per game for a net profit of $1000 when playing the under.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:


The Marlins are 0-14 (-3.6 rpg) since August 2010 in day games after a loss where they left more on base as a team than their opponent.

TODAY’S TRENDS:


The Rockies are 0-6 since June 27, 2011 when Jhoulys Chacin starts vs a team that has lost at least their last two games for a net profit of $667 when playing against.

The Mets are 0-12 OU since July 01, 2007 when Michael Pelfrey starts within 20 cents of pickem after the team won their last two games for a net profit of $1200 when playing the under.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 03:48 PM

Weekend Review

April 9, 2012

The first weekend of the 2012 baseball season is in the books with several surprises. The Red Sox, Yankees, and Braves are all 0-3 out of the gate, while playoff squads Philadelphia and Milwaukee lost two of its first three games. Don't forget that this is a very long season, but will these teams continue to struggle in the short term? Let's take a look at their early results.

Boston dropped two of its three games at Detroit in walk-off fashion, including blowing a pair of late leads in a 13-12 loss in 11 innings on Sunday. The Red Sox bullpen has been horrible with a 7.94 ERA, as the 'over' hit in each of the final two contests against the Tigers. Bobby Valentine's club heads to Toronto tonight, taking on a Blue Jays' squad that plated 17 runs in a series victory over the Indians.

The Yankees failed to escape the ALDS against the Tigers last October, as New York needs to dig out of an early 0-3 hole this season. Joe Girardi's team squandered a late lead in Friday's walk-off loss to the Rays, while Tampa Bay dominated the Bombers in the final two victories over the weekend. The Yanks were listed as short favorites in two of the losses, as they will be heavy favorites tonight at Baltimore, battling the 3-0 Orioles.

Atlanta's meltdown from last season carried over into the first weekend of this season after getting swept by a Mets' team that was predicted to finish in last place of the NL East. New York received sound pitching from starters Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, and Jon Niese, while the Mets' offense did their job by scoring 11 runs in the final two games. The Braves didn't get much out of their lineup, plating just two runs in the first 24 innings of the series.

The Phillies and Giants met in the NLCS two seasons ago, but both these clubs combined for one win in six games to open this campaign. Philadelphia's offense is obviously going to struggle without Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the lineup, but the Phillies scored only two runs in the first two games at Pittsburgh. The Pirates cashed a pair of times in the home underdog role, including Sunday's 5-4 walk-off victory, while improving to 4-2 in the last six meetings with the Phillies.

San Francisco's vaunted starting rotation didn't register a victory as the Giants were swept by the defending NL West champion Diamondbacks. The bitter pill to swallow for Bruce Bochy's team was blowing a 6-0 lead in Sunday's shocking 7-6 defeat to Arizona. The Giants cashed the 'over' in all three games, while allowing Arizona to score 17 runs in the sweep. San Francisco continues division play on the road with a three-game swing at Colorado starting this afternoon.

The Brewers lost some pop in their lineup with the departure of Prince Fielder to Detroit, but Milwaukee's pitching let them down in losing two of three to rival St. Louis. Both Yovani Gallardo and Randy Wolf didn't look sharp in taking defeats, while hitting the 'over' in two of three opportunities. Zack Greinke turned in the only solid performance of the weekend for the Brew Crew, tossing seven scoreless innings in Saturday's shutout of the Cards.

The Angels were expected to rip the cover off the ball after signing Albert Pujols to a mega-deal before the season, but Los Angeles managed only 11 runs during a 1-2 opening weekend. Pujols started 0-3 on Friday night, but the former MVP picked up hits in three of his last seven at-bats to raise his average to .300. Kansas City's pitching received tremendous performances from Luke Hochevar and ex-Giant southpaw Jonathan Sanchez in a pair of underdog victories to capture the series.

One team to keep an eye out for is the Astros, who grabbed two of three games from the Rockies at Minute Maid Park. Houston dropped the opener on Friday, but Lucas Harrell and Bud Norris each looked sharp on the mound in wins for the Astros. Colorado's offense hit the skids after a 5-run showing on Friday by combining for five runs in the final two contests as road favorites.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 03:50 PM

Marlins-Phillies open 3-game set Monday afternoon


MIAMI MARLINS (1-3)

at PHILADELPHIA PHILLES (1-2)


First pitch: Monday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Philadelphia -145, Miami +135, Total: 7

Two highly-touted NL East squads off to slow starts will look to right their ships as the Marlins visit the Phillies for a three-game set starting Monday afternoon.

Anibal Sanchez takes the hill for Miami, following a season in which he posted career-highs with 196.1 innings pitched and 202 strikeouts, while notching a 3.67 ERA in his 32 starts. Although he has struggled against Philadelphia with a 5.09 ERA in his career, he seemingly turned the corner last season with a 3.41 ERA against them in five starts, fanning 9.9 Phillies per nine innings. Cole Hamels is also coming off a career-year for Philly (2.79 ERA), but may face trouble as a southpaw in this game. The cold Miami bats are due to break out, and there is no better situation for some of them than in a small ballpark like Philly’s and against a lefty. Giancarlo Stanton had a 1.042 OPS against southpaws in 2011, while 1B Gaby Sanchez and 3B Hanley Ramirez (.944 OPS in 2011) also crush against left-handers. Play on these three to break out of their early season slumps and lead MIAMI to victory as significant road underdogs.

This strong FoxSheets trend also favors the Marlins versus southpaws:

MIAMI is 57-38 (60.0%, +20.7 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons. The average score was MIAMI 4.6, OPPONENT 4.3 - (Rating = 1*).

The Marlins are off to a frigid start, averaging just 3.5 runs per game offensively with no patience at the dish (seven walks in four games). High-profile acquisition Jose Reyes has yet to find his groove this season and has yet to draw a walk in 18 plate appearances with his .278 BA matching his .278 OBP. Stanton is batting just .235 with no homers and no walks. Gaby Sanchez is in the worst funk of them all with his .083 BA (1-for-12) with 5 K and 0 BB in 12 at-bats. Sanchez and Stanton both mash against lefties, however, and should be in a good position to go yard in the small confines of Citizens Bank Ballpark. Look for this offense to come alive and get a solid performance from Anibal Sanchez, who showed last year he can tame the Phillies.

With just 2.0 runs per game to start the year, the Philadelphia offense is nothing to write home about either. And until Ryan Howard and Chase Utley eventually come back, it is unclear how consistently this lineup can produce. SS Jimmy Rollins will obviously improve off his .167 BA to start the season and Ty Wigginton won’t hit .125 forever, but both are past their primes and may not be capable of hitting the way they used to. Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence are hitting well, but lack protection and big bats to knock them home. Hamels, whose season last year included a WHIP at 0.99, a 14-9 record and 194 strikeouts, will need to toss a gem in this one to give the Phillies a win. While that is certainly within the realm of possibilities given his dominance last season, play against the favorites in this one.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 03:51 PM

Winless Yankees try to top 3-0 Orioles Monday


NEW YORK YANKEES (0-3)

at BALTIMORE ORIOLES (3-0)


First pitch: Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Line: New York -150, Baltimore +140, Total: 9

Despite an 0-3 record, the Yankees are heavily favored to win on the road against the undefeated Orioles on Monday night.

Although the pitching matchup isn’t too lopsided for the Yankees, Ivan Nova (16 wins in 2011) is certainly a more reliable play than Baltimore lefty Brian Matusz who posted a 10.69 ERA in 2011. New York loves playing at Camden Yards, going 89-49 (.645) all-time in the ballpark, including an 18-6 mark over the past three seasons. And although the Bombers were shut out in Sunday’s series finale in Tampa Bay, the Orioles don’t have any pitchers that can come close to matching the talent of the Rays threesome of James Shields, David Price and Jeremy Hellickson that the Yanks had to face to start the season. Although it’s a steep money line, the pick here is NEW YORK to win Monday for the first time this season.

This strong FoxSheets trend also sides with the Yankees:

JOE GIRARDI is 40-20 (66.7%, +19.5 Units) against the money line in road games after 2 or more consecutive losses as the manager of N.Y. YANKEES. The average score was N.Y. YANKEES 5.1, OPPONENT 3.5 - (Rating = 1*).

Nova (16-4, 3.70 ERA in 2011) has pitched pretty well against the Orioles in his young career, going 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 21 K in 25.1 IP against them. He’s 1-0 with a 4.38 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in two starts at Camden Yards. Current players on Baltimore’s roster are slugging a paltry .365 in 85 at-bats against Nova, hitting just one home run. Nova is coming off a terrible preseason though. He almost lost his spot in the rotation after tallying an 8.06 ERA in 22.1 Spring Training innings.

Once upon a time, Matusz (1-9, 10.69 ERA in 2011) enjoyed facing the Yankees, posting a 2.56 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in his first five career starts against them. But last year was a different story as New York pounded the young southpaw with four homers in just 30 at-bats, saddling Matusz with a 14.85 ERA and 2.25 WHIP in those two starts. The trio of Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira has combined to hit .415 (22-for-53) with 10 extra-base hits and 22 runs in their careers against Matusz. But two New York outfielders have dreaded facing the southpaw, as left-handed-hitting Brett Gardner is 0-for-10 with 4 K and switch-hitting Nick Swisher is 1-for-16 against him.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 03:54 PM

Red Sox aim for first win Monday in Toronto

BOSTON RED SOX (0-3)

at TORONTO BLUE JAYS (2-1)


First pitch: Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Toronto -115, Boston +105, Total: 9

The Red Sox are still searching for their first win of the season when they head north to Toronto to begin a three-game series on Monday night.

After scoring just two total runs in its first two losses in Detroit, Boston busted out with a 12-spot in Sunday’s wild 13-12, extra-inning defeat. That doesn’t bode well for Blue Jays 21-year-old right-hander Henderson Alvarez, who has pinpoint control, but doesn’t have the stuff to overpower the stacked Red Sox lineup. Boston lefty Felix Doubront will make just his fourth career start, but he has a live fastball in the mid-90’s and is coming off a fantastic spring where he posted a 2.70 ERA. The Red Sox were 15-10 in the underdog role last season, and the offense exploded at Rogers Centre in 2011 with 8.0 runs per game thanks to a .328 BA, .397 OBP and .569 SLG. Expect Doubront to thrive with some run support and pitch his BOSTON team to the first of many victories this season.

This strong FoxSheets trend also supports the Red Sox:

BOSTON is 17-6 (73.9%, +12.4 Units) against the money line in road games vs. teams outscoring opp. by 0.5 or more runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was BOSTON 5.6, OPPONENT 3.2 - (Rating = 1*).

Doubront (0-0, 6.10 ERA in 2011) has struggled with his control in the big leagues, walking 18 batters in his 35.1 MLB innings. He’s never started versus the Blue Jays, but he has thrown 5.1 innings of relief against them, allowing five hits, two runs, two walks and tallying four strikeouts. Several Boston hitters destroyed Toronto pitching during the 2011 campaign. OF Jacoby Ellsbury batted .420 with a 1.225 OPS, 5 HR, 17 RBI and 22 runs in 18 meetings. 1B Adrian Gonzalez hit .385 and slugged .815, thanks to 16 extra-base hits (10 doubles, 6 homers) in 16 games. DH David Ortiz (1.155 OPS) and 2B Dustin Pedroia (.348 OBP) both had 5 HR and 13 RBI, and Kevin Youkilis smacked four homers with 14 RBI and a 1.044 OPS in 16 meetings with the Blue Jays.

Alvarez started 10 games last season, going 1-3 with a 3.53 ERA. His K-to-BB ratio was a sparkling 5.0, as he struck out 40 batters and walked only eight in his 63.2 innings of work. He pitched much better on the road than at home though. In six starts at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays went 4-2, but Alvarez posted a 4.30 ERA and allowed a .281 BA with six homers in those 37.2 innings. Although the Jays scored 17 runs in winning 2-of-3 games in Cleveland to start the season, they batted a dismal .199 with a .268 OBP. Their runs were the result of great clutch hitting, batting .310 with a .371 OBP and .517 SLG with runners in scoring position. Toronto’s hitters also struggled versus Boston last season, posting a .220 BA, .308 OBP and .354 SLG. Home-run champ 3B Jose Bautista smacked four homers in his 18 meetings with Boston, but batted just .234 with 14 strikeouts. 1B Adam Lind was even worse at .196 BA, 14 whiffs and no homers in 46 at-bats against Red Sox pitching.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 03:56 PM

MLB
Dunkel

San Francisco at Colorado
The Giants look to take advantage of a Colorado team that is 3-13 in Jhoulys Chacin's last 16 starts. San Francisco is the pick (+150) according to Dunkel, which has the Giants favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (+150). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Game 901-902: Miami at Philadelphia (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Sanchez) 15.341; Philadelphia (Hamels) 13.840
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-160); 7
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+140); Over

Game 903-904: San Francisco at Colorado (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Zito) 14.866; Colorado (Chacin) 13.738
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Colorado (-170); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (+150); Over

Game 905-906: St. Louis at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Westbrook) 16.647; Cincinnati (Bailey) 14.046
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 2 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-135); 9
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (+115); Over

Game 907-908: Washington at NY Mets (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Jackson) 15.784; NY Mets (Pelfrey) 14.845
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1; 7
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-110); Under

Game 909-910: Atlanta at Houston (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Beachy) 13.671; Houston (Happ) 14.831
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-170); 8
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+150); Over

Game 911-912: Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Marcum) 16.123; Cubs (Volstad) 15.295
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-130); No Total
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-130); N/A

Game 913-914: LA Angels at Minnesota (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Wilson) 14.493; Minnesota (Blackburn) 13.892
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-165); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-165); Over

Game 915-916: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Sale) 15.086; Cleveland (Tomlin) 14.442
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (+100); Over

Game 917-918: Boston at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Doubront) 15.698; Toronto (Alvarez) 14.720
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Toronto (-125); 9
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+105); Over

Game 919-920: NY Yankees at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Nova) 15.958; Baltimore (Matusz) 14.895
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1; 9
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-160); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-160); Under

Game 921-922: Seattle at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Noesi) 16.698; Texas (Darvish) 16.206
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Texas (-230); 9
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+190); Under

Game 923-924: Kansas City at Oakland (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Mendoza) 15.589; Oakland (Milone) 14.796
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Oakland (-115); 8
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-105); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 03:58 PM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, April 9

Not a lot of relevant info to give out this early in the season, but we'll do what we can for the first week or so, until some trends develop.

National League
ASanchez was 1-3, 3.21 in his last seven starts LY; he has a 1.71 RA in his last three road starts, and was 0-1, 5.06 in his last three starts against Philly. Hamels is 1-0, 1.69 in his last three starts, but 0-3, 4.12 in last three home starts, Marlins lost three of their first four games; Phillies lost two of first three games in Pittsburgh.

Zito was 0-3, 10.91 in his last three starts last July before getting taken out of the rotation; no idea why he's back in it. Giants opened season getting swept in Arizona; Colorado lost two of three games in Houston. Chacin had some blister issues this spring; he was 0-4, 5.25 in his last four starts LY-- Rockies scored eight runs in the four games.


Westbrook was 1-2, 5.09 in five starts last September; he was 1-0, 5.28 in his three starts vs Cincinnati LY. Reds won Bailey's last four starts LY (2-0, 3.86); he is 1-1, 5.23 in two starts against St Louis. Cardinals won three of its first four games, winning two of three in Miller Park; Reds won two of first three games, vs Florida.

EJackson was 1-1, 5.60 in four postseason starts LY; he allowed five runs in five IP in his only start LY against the Mets. Washington won two of its first three games, at Wrigley. Pelfrey was 0-3, 5.88 in his last six starts LY; he was 0-5, 5.80 in eight home starts after All-Star break. Mets are a surprising 3-0 to start the season.

Braves are off to an 0-3 start on heels of their September collapse LY. Beachy was 0-1, 5.76 in five starts last September- he didn't start any games against Houston LY. Happ was 2-0, 2.61 in his last five starts LY; he didn't start against the Braves LY. Astros won two of three vs Colorado to start their season.

Marcum was 0-3, 16.95 in his last four starts LY; word is he has a sore shoulder- his last win was here in Wrigley LY. Marcum was 2-0, 1.93 in couple starts against Cubs LY. Volstad had a 2.32 RA in his last five starts for Florida-- he was 0-2, 2.57 against the Brewers LY, but did well in both games. Both teams lost two of three games at home to start the season.

American League
Wilson makes Angel debut here, after going 0-3, 7.09 in five postseason starts for the Rangers; he had a 7.36 RA in two starts against the Twins LY. Angels lost two of three at home to the Royals to start the season; Minnesota got swept by the Orioles in Baltimore. Blackburn was 0-4, 9.36 in his last six starts last season.

Sale threw 71 innings in 58 appearances LY, all in relief; this is his first MLB start. Tomlin was 1-3, 4.84 in his last seven starts LY, 4-2, 3.60 in his last seven home starts. White Sox lost two of three in Texas to start season; Cleveland lost two of three at home to Toronto, with losses in 16-12 innings. Closer Perez has already logged a lot of work.

Red Sox got swept in Detroit this weekend, losing twice on walkoffs- their bullpen is messed up, blowing 3-run lead in 9th, 2-run lead in 11th Sunday. Doubrant was 1-2, 6.46 in three starts in 2010-- this is his first start since then. Alvarez was 1-3, 3.68 in ten starts LY, with last five all decided by one run. He blanked Boston for six innings Sept 5.

Weird that Bronx Bombers come into second series of year three games behind Baltimore, which swept Twins this weekend. Nova was 1-1, 2.70 in his last four starts LY; he was 2-0, 3.72 in three starts vs Baltimore in 2011. Matusz was 0-9, 12.93 in his last 10 starts LY, and got knocked out in second inning by Bronx, in the one game he didn't lose.

Noesi came over from Bronx in the Montero/Pineda trade; he allowed five runs in a combined 4.2 IP in the two starts he made LY, both vs the Rays. Darvish is making first US start and has 200 media members from Japan following his every move. So no pressure or anything. Seattle won three of first four games; Rangers won two of first three.

Washington scored 32 runs in winning all five of Milone's starts LY; he got dealt to Oakland in the Gio Gonzalez trade. Mendoza was 2-0, 1.84 in two starts LY; he made 14 starts for Texas in 2007-08. Royals started season by taking two of three from Angels in Anaheim. Oakland had yesterday off after losing three of first four games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 03:59 PM

MLB

Monday, April 9

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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
MIAMI vs. PHILADELPHIA
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing Miami
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Miami

4:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. COLORADO
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing on the road against Colorado
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Francisco
Colorado is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games

4:10 PM
LA ANGELS vs. MINNESOTA
LA Angels are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home

7:05 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. CLEVELAND
Chi White Sox are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home

7:05 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. CHI CUBS
Milwaukee is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing Milwaukee

7:05 PM
NY YANKEES vs. BALTIMORE
NY Yankees are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Baltimore's last 15 games

7:07 PM
BOSTON vs. TORONTO
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

7:10 PM
WASHINGTON vs. NY METS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games on the road
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

7:10 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. CINCINNATI
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 12 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

8:05 PM
ATLANTA vs. HOUSTON
Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home

8:05 PM
SEATTLE vs. TEXAS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle

10:05 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. OAKLAND
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 04:01 PM

MLB

Monday, April 9

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Fantastic Fours: The best fourth starters in baseball
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Every baseball team has one or two aces to lean on, but the difference between watching the postseason and playing in it, come October, is how your pitching staff holds up when you get three, four and even five men into the rotation.

With the backend of the pitching corps coming around following opening week, we go scouting for the best fourth starters in the major leagues:

Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies

The backbone of the Phillies is their stacked pitching staff. Hamels is the No. 4 man in the rotation, after Vance Worley’s breakout 2011, and out-classes about 99 percent of the opposing pitchers he’ll duel this season. Hamels extended his stay in Philly for one more season but the motivation of a potential monster deal next winter could give the former World Series MVP an extra boost on the mound.

C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels

The Angles’ other big offseason signing makes his Los Angeles debut Monday. Wilson was a huge part of the Texas Rangers’ back-to-back American League pennants. The southpaw won a combined 31 games the last two seasons and looked sharp in spring ball for the Halos. It’s sick to think he’ll have even more support in L.A. than he did in big-hitting Texas.

Ivan Nova, New York Yankees

Baseball bettors in the Bronx are waiting for the other shoe to drop when it comes to Nova. He surprised last season with a 16-4 mark, going undefeated from June to September. Despite the always present “Yankee Tax”, the righty still finished 12th in the money, earning 7.84 units. Nova got smacked around this spring, with an ERA north of 8.00 in just over 22 innings.

Shaun Marcum, Milwaukee Brewers

Take the DeLorean back to last spring and Marcum was a dark horse to win the National League Cy Young. He went 6-2 with a 2.82 ERA through April and May and even looked like an ace heading into the All-Star break, with a 7-3 record and 3.39 ERA, before slowing down in the summer heat. The righty was bothered by shoulder soreness this spring but appeared ready in his final tuneup start.

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

Darvish gets the nod on potential alone. I mean, $111.7 million can’t be wrong, right? (That’s what it took to not only sign Darvish, but talk to him) By all accounts, the Japanese sensation should be the Rangers’ opening day starter next season, if there’s any truth conducting the hype train. The right-hander went 93-38 with a 1.99 ERA during his career with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.


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