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On 04/23/2012 03:39 PM in MLB

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days than Francisco Liriano and Jair Jurrjens. Liriano will lead the Minnesota Twins on Sunday when they close out a weekend set in Tampa Bay against Jeff Niemann and the Rays. Jurrjens' regular turn is Monday for the Atlanta Braves who move from Arizona to Los Angeles to begin a new series opposite Chris Capuano and the Dodgers.

Simply put, if the Twins or Braves are really going to seriously contend this season, both Liriano and Jurrjens are going to have to perform up to snuff. We'll begin with Liriano and the Twins since he's up first on Sunday in a 1:40 p.m. (ET) contest inside Tropicana Field against Joe Maddon's Rays who are playing .585 ball there since the start of the 2008 schedule (168-119).

Liriano struggled in 2011 to continue his on-off seasonal offerings. He was third behind Justin Verlander and Jonathan Papelbon for the 2006 AL Rookie of the Year award, missed all of '07 following surgery, made a brief but successful return in '08, stunk it up in '09, solid again in 2010 and a bit stinky last year.

Everything pointed to that continuing after Liriano enjoyed a very good spring – 7 starts, 33:5 strikeout-to-walk ratio, 2.33 ERA. But it didn't carry over, to put it mildly, with the southpaw sporting an ERA close to 12 after allowing five earned runs in each of his three starts to begin the regular season, lasting only into the third inning of the most recent outing at the Yankees. Minnesota has come out on top in just one of Liriano's last five starts vs. Tampa Bay, his lone game at The Trop in that span ending after just 12 outs and four Rays runs already across.

Niemann isn't off to a good beginning to 2012 himself; Tampa Bay has dropped both of the big righty's efforts, though Evan Longoria's hat trick in the 'E' column the last time out played a big part in that defeat. The Rays are a perfect 5-0 in Niemann's career assignments vs. Minnesota with his ERA under 3.00.

Dodgers Look To Continue Perfect Start In LA
Jurrjens not only has to end his struggles, he has to do it at Chavez Ravine where the Dodgers are 6-0 to begin the season.

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez keeps saying Jurrjens' troubles are not related to the knee injuries that have shortened each of his past two seasons and his place in the Braves rotation is secure. We'll see how long that remains the case with batters slugging .690 against the right-hander to go with nine walks against just eight strikeouts in his first 13+ innings.

The good news is Braves batters have come alive in each of Jurrjens' last two starts with 24 runs combined, and his lone assignment against LA a year ago was a fine outing at Dodger Stadium (6 IP, 1 ER), though Atlanta couldn't capitalize with the dubya.

The bad news is Braves hitters have not had much success recently when facing Capuano. The lefty beat Atlanta twice last season while pitching in a Mets jersey, including a 2-hit, 13-K shutout at Citi Field.

The Dodgers won three of the four games played in LA last season; Monday's first pitch is 10:10 p.m. (ET).

Meanwhile Down In Texas...
No rest for the weary as the Rangers come off a 9-game road trip to begin a series in Arlington against the New York Yankees on Monday. ESPN will have the first pitch a little after 7:00 p.m. (ET). Complicating the trip for Ron Washington's club was Friday's contest in Detroit being rained out, forcing the Rangers and Tigers to play two on Saturday.

New York will be jetting into the Lone Star State after Sunday night's matchup in Boston. Joe Girardi has yet to officially announce his Monday hurler, though it is Hiroki Kuroda's turn in the order. The former Dodger has sandwiched two poor outings around one very good effort to begin his Yankees career with a 1-2 record and 5.00 ERA. He's seen the Rangers just once before, a 2009 start in Arlington that didn't go too well -- 5-1/3 IP, 4 ER -- in a 6-0 defeat.

Derek Holland heads to the mound for Texas looking for his third consecutive victory. He limited the Red Sox to just four hits and two runs over the course of seven innings his last time out, but has not had much success in the regular season vs. the Yanks. Texas is 1-4 in his five starts against New York while Holland's ERA is a bloated 9.00.

Holland did grab a dubya out of the 'pen vs. the Yankees during the 2010 ALCS when he tossed 5-2/3 scoreless innings of relief in that series. Former Ranger Mark Teixeira has given the left-hander the most trouble, banging three homers among his seven career hits off Holland (15 AB).

New York won seven of the nine meetings between the two clubs a year ago, including two of three in Texas.

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04/23/2012 03:43 PM

Hot and Not

April 23, 2012


We’re two weeks into the 2012 MLB regular season with teams having already developed betting trends both good and bad. We’re going to be taking a look at the three most lucrative and costly teams with every passing week, but remember, the regular season is an arduous one with every team going through numerous cycles; play accordingly.
Money Makers

Texas Rangers (13-3, $832): Where else would one start to look when breaking down the best investments of the young season other than in Arlington where the two-time defending AL champion Rangers have gotten out to a smoking hot start. It took the offense three games before exploding for the first double-digit offensive tally of the season (11), and ever since, Josh Hamilton and his mates have pounded out three-more 10+ run explosions en route to the best record in the league. Texas’ stats are simply eye-popping! Manager Ron Washington’s squad looks to have another “Murderers Row” at his disposal with Texas averaging 5.88 runs per game (#2) with a .303 team batting average (#1); oh yeah, they’ve also gone yard 26 times! Making them all the more lethal has been the starting pitching staff (#1 with 13 quality starts) and bullpen, which has converted all but one of their six save opportunities.

On The Docket: Texas returns home for its next six to face the Yankees and Rays, but might be forced to go without the services of 3B Adrian Beltre who’s been a consistent source of offense in the middle of their potent line-up.

Los Angeles Dodgers (12-4, $802): L.A. last qualified for the playoffs back in 2009. Since then, the franchise was marred in mediocrity as it dealt with the McCourt bankruptcy drama and a fledgling ball club. With the news of the Dodgers being sold for an outrageous amount at the season open, the squad has fed off the positive mojo by trotting out to a 3.5-game lead in the NL West. This in large part has been due to the Herculean efforts of one Matt Kemp who’s playing with an awfully big chip on his shoulder after getting snubbed for the NL MVP last season; he’s currently the leader in batting average (.450), HRs (9), RBI (22), and runs scored (17). The pitching staff has also been top notch with Clayton Kershaw dominant and Chad Billingsley getting out to an unforeseen start – sans @ HOU. The stoic Javy Guerra has also locked down seven of his eight overall save chances.

On The Docket: We’ll get a clearer picture of what the Dodgers are all about this upcoming week with them scheduled to put their unblemished home record (6-0, $600) on the line against the Braves and Nationals. LA’s first five opponents combined for just 24 total wins in 64 tries (.375).

Washington Nationals (12-4, -$728): The surprising NL East leading Nats have gotten it done in the early going with some exceptional pitching and timely hitting. Manager Davey Johnson’s squad is only hitting at a .243 clip (#24) and scoring an average of just 3.62 RPG (#24), but the pitching staff has been nothing short of lights out ranking top two in ERA (2.34), WHIP (1.05), and strikeouts (144). Ian Desmond has done a fantastic job setting the table for big boppers Adam LaRoche and Ryan Zimmerman who have combined for three HR and 20 RBI. The main story in our nation’s capital however has been the starting staff of Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman, Gio Gonzalez, Ross Detwiler, and Edwin Jackson who’ve all put forth at least one quality start.

On The Docket: The Nats have benefitted from playing each of their L/10 games in front of the hometown faithful, but will hit the road for six games versus the red hot Dodgers and weak hitting Padres. Still, the staff should thrive in pitcher’s paradises Petco & AT&T Park.

Money Burners

Los Angeles Angels (6-10, -$943): This is not the way it was supposed to go! After Arte Moreno threw Brinks trucks filled with cash at Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in the off-season, the Halos were hailed as one of the favorites to represent the AL in the World Series. Regardless of how good a team looks on paper, you still have to play the games, and right now, Manager Mike Scioscia would love for the “mulligan rule” to be implemented. A foreshadowing of what was to come might have taken place in their opening home series against the Kansas City Royals who went into the “Big A” and took two of three by limiting the Angels to a combined 11 runs (3.7 RPG); the power outage has continued with Pujols still in search of his first home run. As for the starting rotation, Jered Weaver and C.J Wilson have been rock solid, but the remaining three arms have combined for a 6.18 ERA.

On The Docket: LA’s struggling pitching staff will be tested over the next week at Tampa Bay and Cleveland with both possessing offenses that can mash.

Kansas City Royals (3-12, -$834): The Royals went into the offseason feeling very good about themselves after their young roster seemed to find its way en route to posting a lucrative September for their betting backers (15-10, $668). After splitting their first six games at Los Angeles and Oakland, the Royals returned home psyched to take to the diamond and play in front of a revitalized KC fan base. That said; Manager Ned Yost’s squad went on to drop each of its first nine home games of the year (-$956) by giving up an average of 6.7 RPG. The starting staff has only secured five quality efforts (#28) and constantly put the defense in precarious positions with a 1.46 WHIP (#28). If the Royals are to turn this thing around, the offense is going to have to start living up to its preseason expectations.

On The Docket: They’ll be out for their first home win on Monday in the series finale with Toronto before hitting the road for nine against divisional opposition. KC’s 9-11 its L/20 versus the AL Central and 4-11 its L/15 when dogged.

Chicago Cubs (4-12, $701): Would any list like this be complete without adding the “Loveable losers” to the mix? It might be a changing of the guard in Wrigleyville, but the story remains the same on the Northside with Manager Dale Sveum’s squad managing just four wins in their first 16 games. The offense is void of big sticks as it’s launched just five HRs into the bleachers (#30) while scoring an average of just 3.69 RPG (#22). Neither the starting staff (4.66 ERA) nor bullpen (5.06 ERA) has offered much in relief, and Carlos Marmol has blown two of his three overall save chances. It’s almost as if the games over if their opponent hangs a crooked number on the board early with this team unable to score runs themselves or prevent runs from going on the board late.

On The Docket: Chicago hosts the Cardinals in the rivals second series of the season before heading out to Philadelphia which will be the first of two stops on a seven-game road trip. The Cubs have dropped seven of their L/26 when installed underdogs.

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04/23/2012 03:46 PM

Around the Horn - Monday

April 22, 2012

NATIONAL LEAGUE


San Francisco at N.Y. Mets - 4:10 PM EST (Game 3/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Lincecum (0-2, 10.54 ERA) 7-7 1-5 L6 away vs RHP
Batista (0-0, 5.40 ERA) 8-6 4-1 L5 home vs RHP

Giants beat Mets, 4-3 on Friday
Mets beat Giants, 5-4 on Saturday

Colorado at Pittsburgh - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Moyer (1-2, 2.55 ERA) 8-7 5-2 L7 at PIT
Correia (1-0, 1.50 ERA) 6-9 UNDER 3-0 L3 home off loss

Rockies beat Brewers, 4-1 on Sunday
Pirates lost to Cardinals, 5-1 on Sunday

San Francisco at N.Y. Mets - 7:10 PM EST (Game 4/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Bumgarner (2-1, 3.63 ERA) 7-7 4-1 L5 at night
Gee (1-1, 2.92 ERA) 8-6 OVER 3-1-1 L5 vs LHP

Giants beat Mets, 4-3 on Friday
Mets beat Giants, 5-4 on Saturday

St. Louis at Chicago - 8:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Garcia (2-0, 3.06 ERA) 11-5 UNDER 7-1 L8 vs RHP
Garza (1-1, 3.66 ERA) 4-12 0-3 L3 vs LHP

Cardinals beat Pirates, 5-1 on Sunday
Cubs lost to Reds, 4-3 on Sunday

Houston at Milwaukee - 8:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Harrell (1-0, 2.55 ERA) 6-10 0-3 L3 off win
Greinke (1-1, 5.09 ERA) 7-9 2-4 L6 home vs RHP

Astros beat Dodgers, 12-0 on Sunday
Brewers lost to Rockies, 4-1 on Sunday

Philadelphia at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Kendrick (0-0, 1.93 ERA) 7-9 UNDER 4-1 L5 vs LHP
Miley (1-0, 3.12 ERA) 8-8 OVER 3-1 L4 home off win

Phillies lost to Padres, 6-1 on Sunday
Diamondbacks beat Braves, 6-4 on Sunday


Atlanta at Los Angeles - 10:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Jurrjens (0-1, 8.10 ERA) 12-4 5-0 L5 vs LHP
Capuano (1-0, 4.50 ERA) 10-6 7-2 L9 vs RHP

Dodgers lost to Astros, 12-0 on Sunday
Braves lost to Diamondbacks, 6-4 on Sunday

AMERICAN LEAGUE


N.Y. Yankees at Texas - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Sabathia (1-0, 5.59 ERA) 9-6 4-1 L5 vs LHP
Holland (2-0, 3.10 ERA) 13-3 4-0 L4 vs LHP

Rangers beat Tigers, 3-2 on Sunday
Yankees beat Red Sox, 15-9 on Saturday

Toronto at Kansas City - 8:10 PM EST (Game 4/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Morrow (0-1, 4.50 ERA) 9-6 OVER 6-2 L8 at night
Chen (0-1, 2.00 ERA) 3-12 0-9 L9 home

Blue Jays beat Royals, 4-3 on Friday
Blue Jays beat Royals, 9-5 on Saturday
Blue Jays beat Royals, 5-3 on Sunday

Boston at Minnesota - 8:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Lester (0-2, 5.82 ERA) 4-9 2-8 L10 vs RHP
Marquis (1-0, 7.20 ERA) 7-6 UNDER 4-1 L5 Game 1's

Red Sox lost to Yankees, 15-9 on Saturday
Twins lost to Rays, 6-2 on Sunday

Chicago at Oakland - 10:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Peavy (2-0, 2.75 ERA) 8-6 4-1 L5 away vs RHP
Colon (3-1, 2.63 ERA) 8-9 UNDER 9-3 L12 vs RHP

White Sox beat Mariners, 7-4 on Sunday
Athletics beat Indians, 5-1 on Sunday

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04/23/2012 03:49 PM

Diamond Trends - Monday

April 23, 2012

SU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Brewers are 10-0 since April 22, 2011 as a 140+ favorite after a loss and it is the first game of the series for a net profit of $1000.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Diamondbacks are 0-8 OU since August 12, 2011 at home after a win and it is the first game of the series for a net profit of $800 when playing the under.


STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:


The Brewers are 19-0 since May 09, 2011 when Zack Greinke starts at home for a net profit of $1900.


MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:


Derrick Holland has produced a team record of 11-0 (6.5 rpg) since 2011 when pitching the first game of a series if he faced less than 34 batters last game.


TODAY’S TRENDS:


The Mets are 0-6 since July 02, 2011 when Dillon Gee starts after a quality start for a net profit of $640 when playing against.


The Rangers are 0-9 since April 25, 2011 when playing a night game as a home favorite after a one run win for a net profit of $1515 when playing against.


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04/23/2012 03:51 PM

Yankees, Rangers open 3-game set Monday


NEW YORK YANKEES (9-6)

at TEXAS RANGERS (13-3)


First pitch: Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Texas -111, New York +101, Total: 9½

Two red-hot teams begin a three-game set in Arlington when the Yankees visit the Rangers.

New York has scored 28 runs during a three-game win streak, while Texas is 13-3 on the year, including 9-1 in its past 10 games. These are the two highest-scoring teams in baseball with the Yankees scoring 6.0 runs per game (27 HR) and the Rangers not far behind at 5.9 runs and 26 bombs. However, New York definitely has the edge in this southpaw pitching matchup with CC Sabathia taking on Derek Holland. Sabathia is 11-3 (team is 14-5) in 19 career starts against Texas, while Holland is 0-4 with an 8.77 ERA and 1.99 WHIP over five career starts versus the Bombers. The Yankees also dominated this series last year, winning seven of the nine meetings and outscoring the Rangers 62-35 and out-homering them 22-4. The pick here is slight underdog NEW YORK to prevail.

This three-star FoxSheets trend expects the Yankees to start the series with a victory:

Play Against - All teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (TEXAS) - with a team batting average of .295 or better on the season (AL), after a one-run win. (30-10 since 1997.) (75%, +20.7 units. Rating = 3*).

Sabathia (1-0, 5.59 ERA, 1.35 WHIP) hasn’t pitched as bad as his ERA would indicate, posting a 1.13 WHIP with 15 strikeouts and just three walks in his 13.1 innings over his past two starts. After allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings at Baltimore, he was much more effective his last outing, holding the Twins to three runs and four hits in 7.1 innings, fanning seven and walking one.

Although his career numbers versus Texas aren’t stellar (4.60 ERA, 1.47 WHIP), he has handled many of the team’s biggest bats with relative ease. Current AL home-run leader Josh Hamilton is 1-for-13 with 5 K off Sabathia, while Nelson Cruz is 0-for-11 with seven whiffs, Ian Kinsler is 3-for-19 (.158) and Adrian Beltre is 7-for-30 (.233). Beltre will likely sit this game out though after hurting his left hamstring on Saturday. The Yankees have won six straight meetings with the Rangers (including playoffs) with Sabathia on the hill. Since the start of 2010, the Yankees are 25-13 (.658) when Sabathia is their starting pitcher.

Holland (2-0, 3.10 ERA, 0.89 WHIP) is off to a flying start to the 2012 season with three quality outings in three tries. In the past two starts (versus Seattle and at Boston), Holland has allowed just four runs in 14.1 innings (2.51 ERA), fanning 15 and walking only three.

But facing the Yankees has been quite a chore for Holland in his brief career. In five starts, he has allowed at least four runs and nine base-runners in each of those outings. In three starts last year, Holland lasted only 15.2 innings, surrendering 15 runs, 19 hits (4 HR) and 12 walks, while fanning just nine. Current Yankees are batting .341 with a .425 OBP and .593 SLG (1.018 OPS) against Holland in their careers, highlighted by Mark Teixeira, who is 7-for-15 with 3 HR and 8 RBI against Holland. Teixeira hit two homers with 6 RBI in his team’s last game on Saturday, when the Yankees erased a 9-0 deficit to beat rival Boston 15-9. Holland has also struggled to get out three Yankees with high OPS marks against him -- Robinson Cano (1.067 OPS), Derek Jeter (1.045 OPS) and Nick Swisher (.967 OPS).

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04/23/2012 03:53 PM

Red Sox try to end 5-game skid Monday in Minnesota

BOSTON RED SOX (4-10)

at MINNESOTA TWINS (5-11)


First pitch: Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
Line: Boston -150, Minnesota +140, Total: 8½

The Boston Red Sox hit the road amid a five-game losing streak, looking to reverse their fortunes against a struggling Minnesota Twins squad.

Despite a slow start to the season, lowlighted by giving up seven earned in just two innings in his last start against the Rangers, Jon Lester will be in a good situation to break out of his funk facing the Twins. The 28-year-old southpaw is facing a lineup just 1-3 versus left-handed starters this season, posting a measly .225 BA. With a strong pitching performance, the Red Sox lineup will have its work cut out regardless of their recent offensive woes, having scored three or fewer runs in four of their past five games. The Red Sox, who are hitting .287 versus right-handed starters, should mash against a soft-tossing righty like Jason Marquis, who won his only start of the season, but undeservedly so, allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings. Marquis hasn’t faced Boston since the 2004 World Series. The Red Sox displayed their power in their most recent game versus the Yankees, a 15-9 loss Saturday in which they banged out 17 hits, but the bullpen blew a 9-0 lead. Look for the offense to keep that momentum and receive a strong performance for Lester, making BOSTON the pick over the Twins in this series opener.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also favors the Red Sox:

Play On - Any team (BOSTON) - after allowing 12 runs or more against opponent after scoring 3 runs or less 2 straight games. (80-42 since 1997.) (65.6%, +45 units. Rating = 3*).

Although the focus on the Red Sox has been on new manager Bobby Valentine and his clubhouse issues, they do have some good things going for them, specifically on offense. David Ortiz is mashing to start the year, hitting .436 with 12 RBI already and a 1.166 OPS. Look for him to club Marquis—Ortiz’s BA is 26 points higher against righties in his career. Ryan Sweeney is also raking with a .390 average, while Mike Aviles, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez all have at least two home runs and a .280 BA. Gonzalez, like Ortiz, is a lefty and should be in a position to go yard with a career OPS 155 points higher against right-handers. This crew will be needed to make up for the woes of left-handed hitter Kevin Youkilis, batting .190 on the year. Monitor He injured his quad in the team’s last game against the Yankees, but is expected to play. Lester has not had great success in his career against Minnesota (1-3, 4.95 ERA, 1.53 WHIP), but this Twins lineup has scored three runs or less in seven of 16 games this season.

The faces of the Twins, catcher Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau have been hitting well to start the season, although both may struggle as lefties facing Lester. Mauer has nine RBI and a .295 BA on the season while Morneau has four long balls. Denard Span, also a lefty, is hitting .328 on the season, but does not struggle against southpaws. So a large onus for the Minnesota offense may fall on him and Josh Willingham, who has five jacks already this season. Despite having a lower career BA against southpaws, Willingham has shown more power with a higher OPS. Still, this is a Minnesota team not built to beat a pitcher like Lester—play against these home underdogs.

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04/23/2012 03:54 PM

MLB
Dunkel

Monday, April 23

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs
The Cardinals look to build on their 6-1 record in Jaime Garcia's last 7 starts as a favorite. St. Louis is the pick (-115) according to Dunkel, which has the Cardinals favored by 2. Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-115). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, APRIL 23

Game 901-902: Colorado at Pittsburgh (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Moyer) 15.252; Pittsburgh (Correia) 14.976
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+100); Over

Game 903-904: San Francisco at NY Mets (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Bumgarner) 15.559; NY Mets (Gee) 14.425
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 6
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 905-906: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Garcia) 16.173; Cubs (Garza) 14.124
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-115); No Total
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-115); N/A

Game 907-908: Houston at Milwaukee (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Harrell) 15.946; Milwaukee (Greinke) 15.048
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1; 6
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-225); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+195); Under

Game 909-910: Philadelphia at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Kendrick) 13.953; Arizona (Miley) 14.949
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Arizona (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-115); Over

Game 911-912: Atlanta at LA Dodgers (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Jurrjens) 16.830; LA Dodgers (Capuano) 15.781
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 7
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+110); Under

Game 913-914: NY Yankees at Texas (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Sabathia) 16.123; Texas (Holland) 17.616
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-140); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-140); Under

Game 915-916: Boston at Minnesota (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lester) 14.099; Minnesota (Marquis) 14.503
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Boston (-160); 8
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+140); Over

Game 917-918: Toronto at Kansas City (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Morrow) 14.970; Kansas City (Chen) 13.671
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-110); Over

Game 919-920: Chicago White Sox at Oakland (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Peavy) 16.649; Oakland (Colon) 14.902
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-110); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-110); Under

Game 921-922: San Francisco at NY Mets (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Lincecum) 14.506; NY Mets (Batista) 15.398
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

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04/23/2012 03:57 PM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, April 23

Hot pitchers
-- Correia is 1-0, 1.50 in his first two starts this season.
-- Bumgarner is 2-0, 1.98 in his last couple starts.
-- JGarcia is 2-0, 3.06 in three starts this season.
-- Harrell is 1-0, 2.55 in three starts this season. Greinke allowed two runs in 14 IP in two home starts this season.
-- Capuano is 1-0, 3.18 in his last couple starts.

-- Holland is 2-0, 3.10 in three starts this season.
-- Chen has a 2.50 RA in his first three starts this season.
-- Colon is 3-1, 2.63 in four starts this season. Peavy is 2-0, 1.98 in his last two starts.

Cold pitchers
-- 49-year old Moyer is 1-2, 5.09 in three starts this season.
-- Lincecum is 0-2, 10.54 in three starts this season. Gee is 2-2, 5.26 in his last seven starts. Batista is making first '12 start; he was 2-0, 2.42 in his last four starts LY.
-- Garza is 1-1, 3.66 in three starts this season.
-- Miley is making first '12 start; he was 4-2, 4.12 in seven 2011 starts- he's allowed three runs in 8.2 IP in relief this year.
-- Kendrick is making first '12 start; he was 2-1, 3.00 in last five starts LY.
-- Jurrjens is 0-1, 8.10 in three starts this season.

-- Sabathia has a 5.59 RA in three starts this season.
-- Lester is 0-2, 9.00 in his last couple starts. Marquis is 1-2, 9.28 in his last five starts.
-- Morrow is 0-1, 5.40 in three starts this season.

Hot teams
-- Rockies won four of their last five games.
-- Giants won six of their last nine games.
-- St Louis won six of its last eight games.
-- Braves won five of their last six games. Dodgers won 12 of their first 16 games.

-- Bronx won nine of its last twelve games. Rangers won 13 of their first 16 games.
-- Blue Jays won five of their six road games.
-- White Sox won four of their last five games.

Cold teams
-- Pirates are 4-8 in their last twelve games.
-- Mets lost four of last six games, allowing 31 runs in last four.
-- Cubs lost seven of their last eight games.
-- Astros lost six of their last eight games. Milwaukee lost seven of its last ten games.
-- Arizona lost five of its last six games. Phillies lost four of six.

-- Red Sox lost their last five games, outscored 46-17. Minnesota lost seven of its last ten games.
-- Royals lost their first nine home games.
-- Oakland is 3-5 in its first eight home games.

Totals
-- Under is 10-1-1 in last twelve Pittsburgh games.
-- Under is 5-2-1 in games at Citi Field this season.
-- Over is 6-3-1 in Cubs' last ten games.
-- Five of seven Houston road games went over total.
-- Seven of ten Philly road games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Dodger games stayed under the total.

-- Six of seven Texas home games stayed under total.
-- Minnesota's last five home games stayed under total.
-- Over is 9-1-1 in last eleven Toronto games.
-- Six of last seven Oakland games stayed under the total.

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cnotes Posts:23787 Followers:32
04/23/2012 03:58 PM

MLB

Monday, April 23

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Trend Report
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4:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. NY METS
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games
NY Mets are 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
NY Mets are 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Francisco

7:05 PM
NY YANKEES vs. TEXAS
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games on the road
Texas is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
Texas is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

7:05 PM
COLORADO vs. PITTSBURGH
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

7:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. NY METS
San Francisco is 3-9-1 SU in its last 13 games ,on the road
NY Mets are 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
NY Mets are 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing at home against San Francisco

8:05 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. CHI CUBS
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games

8:10 PM
BOSTON vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 15 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

8:10 PM
TORONTO vs. KANSAS CITY
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto

8:10 PM
HOUSTON vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 20 games
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games

9:40 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. ARIZONA
Philadelphia is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Arizona
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Philadelphia

10:05 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. OAKLAND
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

10:10 PM
ATLANTA vs. LA DODGERS
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games

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cnotes Posts:23787 Followers:32
04/23/2012 04:00 PM



The first inning has been a nightmare for Lincecum: Nine of his 16 runs allowed have come in the first. Opponents are hitting .344 against him, and Lincecum has given up least five runs in three consecutive games for the first time in his career. Desperate to regain his typical form, Lincecum had to wait an extra day due to Sunday's rainout in New York.

Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta Braves
0-1, 8.10 ERA

Jurrjens has not lasted more than five innings in any of his three starts. Opponents are raking him for a .362 average, and the 26-year-old right-hander has more walks (9) than strikeouts (8). The Braves insist his surgically repaired knee is not an issue, but we're starting to wonder. Jurrjens gets Matt Kemp and the Dodgers on Monday.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: