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On 05/23/2012 11:06 AM in MLB

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Dodgers, Diamondbacks Part Of Packed Hump Day

Hump Day has it all this week, from a half-dozen matinees, to a prime-time game on ESPN plus a late-night affair in the desert. I'm ordering one from Column A, another from Column C and an update from Column B.

We'll start in the middle of Wednesday's sandwich with a combination review and preview of the Nationals-Phillies series in Philadelphia. Washington took Monday's opener 2-1 behind the pitching of Gio Gonzalez and his bullpen. The Nats closed at -130 for the game which never threatened the 7-run total.

The setback in Game 1 dropped the Phils a game below .500 (21-22, -8.7 units) in last place of the NL East, still five behind first-place Atlanta who also suffered defeat on Monday. The victory improved the Nationals to 25-17 (+4.6 units) and inched them to within a half-game of the Braves.

Tuesday's tilt opened with the Phillies 160 favorites in a mound matchup between Roy Halladay and Washington's Jordan Zimmermann. The price was bet down to -150 on the Don Best odds screen with the initial 6½-run total holding. Philadelphia is 6-1 in Halladay's seven starts vs. the Nats since joining the club before the 2010 season.

It is Wednesday's series finale that has created most of the buzz surrounding this series as Cole Hamels faces the Nationals for the first time since admitting to beaning Bryce Harper a little more than two weeks ago in DC. The Phils have cashed each of his last seven trips to the mound, and they opened as $1.60 chalk. Edwin Jackson is slated to start for the Nats with a 6½-run total ('over' -120).

Rangers, Mariners close set at Safeco Field
Shifting to Column A, the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners will wrap up their 3-game set with a 3:40 p.m. (ET) first pitch on Wednesday. Texas sends Scott Feldman to the mound for just his third start of the campaign; Seattle counters with Kevin Millwood who is coming off a 2-hit shutout last Friday at Coors Field.

Texas is as high as -150 on some Wednesday openers and the total is eight runs.

The Mariners scored a mild upset as +125 'dogs Monday when Felix Hernandez bested Rangers rookie Yu Darvish by a 6-1 count. Texas was a favorite in the -150 to -160 range for Game 2 on Tuesday, with those results still pending. Matt Harrison was scheduled for the visitors against Seattle's Hector Noesi.

Feldman has been pressed into the rotation in place of Neftali Feliz who was placed on the DL due to an elbow injury. Feliz is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks, and there is concern he won't be able to return to a starting role once he does come back. That has prompted talk that Texas is looking for another starter, and the name Roy Oswalt has popped up after the former Astros and Phillies pitcher recently worked out for the Rangers.

Don't look for more than 4-5 innings (80 pitches or so) out of Feldman on Wednesday. The lanky right-hander has made seven starts (plus four relief outings) vs. the Mariners since the '09 campaign got underway, and Texas is 4-3 in his starting assignments.

Millwood's shutout in Denver was his first blank job since he hurled three for the Phillies in '03. He also had a solid outing in a win at the Yankees before that start, and did a great job in his season debut at Texas back on April 11 (6 IP, 1 ER), failing to get the decision in the Mariners' 4-3 comeback win.

Lilly & Saunders Meet In Desert Finale
We reach dessert on Wednesday's slate that concludes with an NL West clash between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. The first pitch at Chase Field (9:40 p.m. ET) will be delivered by Joe Saunders, and he'll be opposed by LA's Ted Lilly in a matchup of veteran southpaws.

Chris Capuano's arm and three homers from the Dodgers lineup helped Los Angeles to a 6-1 win on Monday as small road pups. The Diamondbacks were once again favored in Game 2 with Trevor Cahill priced at -140 against LA's Aaron Harang.

The Dodgers are rolling along with the best record in the bigs – 29-13, +14.3 units entering play Tuesday – and Lilly has been a big factor behind the fast start. Los Angeles is 6-1 when he takes the mound, 2-0 on the road. Lilly has made six starts vs. Arizona since donning LA blue during the 2010 season, and the Dodgers are 3-3 with his ERA a respectable 3.40.

Saunders rolled through April but has since struggled a bit, especially in his last two starts at home (12 ER, 8-1/3 IP). The D-Backs have dropped three of his four assignments so far at Chase Field. Like Lilly, Saunders joined Arizona midway through 2010 and he's seen LA eight times since that point. Arizona is 3-5 in those games (1-3 at home) with Saunders sporting a 4.53 ERA.

Wednesday's finale opened close to a pick 'em and carried a total in the 8½-9 run range.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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05/23/2012 11:11 AM

Around the Horn - Wednesday

May 22, 2012

NATIONAL LEAGUE

N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh - 12:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Niese (2-2, 4.85 ERA) 23-20 12-7 L19 during day
Morton (2-4, 4.35 ERA) 20-23 6-0 L6 home vs LHP

Pirates beat Mets, 5-4 on Monday
Mets beat Pirates, 3-2 on Tuesday

San Francisco at Milwaukee - 1:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Zito (3-1, 3.00 ERA) 23-20 11-4 L15 during day
Estrada (0-3, 4.63 ERA) 17-26 4-7 L11 vs LHP

Giants beat Brewers, 4-3 on Monday
Giants beat Brewers, 6-4 on Tuesday

Washington at Philadelphia - 7:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Jackson (1-1, 3.31 ERA) 26-17 UNDER 5-0 L5 away vs LHP
Hamels (6-1, 2.48 ERA) 21-23 OVER 5-1 L6 on Wednesdays

Nationals beat Phillies, 2-1 on Monday
Nationals beat Phillies, 5-2 on Tuesday

Atlanta at Cincinnati - 7:10 PM EST (Game 3/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hanson (5-3, 3.31 ERA) 26-18 9-3 L12 Game 3's
Arroyo (2-2, 3.46 ERA) 23-19 9-2 L11 Game 3's

Reds beat Braves, 4-1 on Monday
Reds beat Braves, 4-3 on Tuesday

Colorado at Miami - 7:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
White (0-3, 5.09 ERA) 15-27 6-1 L7 on Wednesdays
Zambrano (2-2, 1.96 ERA) 24-19 7-2 L9 Game 3's

Marlins beat Rockies, 7-4 on Monday
Marlins beat Rockies, 7-6 on Tuesday

Chicago at Houston - 8:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Samardzija (4-2, 3.00 ERA) 15-28 1-6 L7 vs LHP
W. Rodriguez (3-4, 2.24 ERA) 20-23 4-8 L12 Game 3's

Astros beat Cubs, 8-4 on Monday
Astros beat Cubs, 2-1 on Tuesday

San Diego at St. Louis - 8:15 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Suppan (2-2, 3.00 ERA) 16-28 4-8 L12 Game 3's
Lynn (6-1, 2.31 ERA) 24-19 6-1 L7 on Wednesdays

Cardinals beat Padres, 4-3 on Monday
Cardinals beat Padres, 4-0 on Tuesday


Los Angeles at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Lilly (5-0, 1.79 ERA) 30-13 8-3 L12 Game 3's
Saunders (2-3, 3.55 ERA) 19-25 1-7 L8 vs LHP

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks, 6-1 on Monday
Dodgers beat Diamondbacks, 8-7 on Tuesday

AMERICAN LEAGUE


Boston at Baltimore - 12:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Bard (3-5, 4.85 ERA) 21-22 1-5 L6 away during day
Arrieta (2-4, 4.72 ERA) 28-16 10-3 L13 during day

Red Sox beat Orioles, 8-6 on Monday
Orioles beat Red Sox, 4-1 on Tuesday

Toronto at Tampa Bay - 1:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Romero (5-1, 3.64 ERA) 24-20 UNDER 8-2-1 L11 away vs RHP
Shields (6-2, 3.77 ERA) 26-18 0-5 L5 vs LHP

Blue Jays beat Rays, 6-2 on Monday
Rays beat Blue Jays, 8-5 on Tuesday

Los Angeles at Oakland - 3:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Weaver (6-1, 2.80 ERA) 19-25 UNDER 11-3 L14 during day
Parker (1-2, 3.90 ERA) 22-22 UNDER 10-2 L12 home vs RHP

Athletics beat Angels, 2-1 on Monday
Angels beat Athletics, 5-0 on Tuesday


Texas at Seattle - 3:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Feldman (0-1, 3.00 ERA) 27-17 1-5 L6 during day
Millwood (2-4, 4.17 ERA) 20-25 8-4 L12 Game 3's

Mariners beat Rangers, 6-1 on Monday
Rangers beat Mariners, 3-1 on Tuesday

Detroit at Cleveland - 7:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Fister (0-2, 1.59 ERA) 20-22 2-5 L7 Game 2's
McAllister (1-1, 4.34 ERA) 24-18 OVER 5-1 L6 on Wednesdays

Indians beat Tigers, 5-3 on Tuesday

Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees - 7:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
W. Smith (NR) 17-25 2-8 L10 vs LHP
Pettitte (1-1, 2.51 ERA) 22-21 2-6 L8 Game 3's

Royals beat Yankees, 6-0 on Monday
Yankees beat Royals, 3-2 on Tuesday

Minnesota at Chicago - 8:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Diamond (3-0, 1.40 ERA) 15-27 4-1 L5 Game 2's
Sale (4-2, 2.91 ERA) 21-22 UNDER 8-4 L12 vs LHP

Twins beat White Sox, 9-2 on Tuesday

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05/23/2012 11:13 AM

Diamond Trends - Wednesday

May 23, 2012


SU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Pirates are 10-0 since May 18, 2011 after a loss in which they allowed 6 or fewer hits for a net profit of $1365.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Mariners are 0-10 OU since May 05, 2011 as a dog and it is the last game of a three game series when they split the first two after playing in a night game for a net profit of $1000 when playing the under.


STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:


The Angels are 10-0 since May 23, 2011 when Jered Weaver starts as a favorite after throwing more than 100 pitches on the road for a net profit of $1000.


MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:


The Diamondbacks are 0-14 OU (-3.1 rpg) since May 2011 in the last game of a series after a loss, which did not end a 5+ game winning streak, where they led.


TODAY’S TRENDS:


The Braves are 9-0 since April 12, 2011 when Tommy Hanson starts after the team lost their last two games for a net profit of $900.

The Rays are 7-0 since July 21, 2011 when James Shields starts at home after more strike outs than hits allowed for a net profit of $735

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05/23/2012 11:15 AM

Wednesday's betting tips: Rays can't solve lefties

Weather to watch

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles – There’s a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms for this afternoon game. Temperatures will be in the high 70s.

Who’s hot

NBA: The over is 6-1 in the last seven Boston-Philly games.

NHL: The Devils are 6-0 in their last six games playing on one day’s rest.

MLB: The Giants are 14-6 in Barry Zito’s last 20 starts vs. NL Central teams.

MLB: Miami is 4-0 in Carlos Zambrano’s last four starts.

Who’s not

NBA: Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last six games in Philadelphia.

NHL: The over is 2-6-2 in the last 10 Devils-Rangers games in New York.

MLB: Houston is 0-4 in Wandy Rodriguez’s last four starts vs. the Cubs.

MLB: The Rays are 0-5 in their last five games vs. left-handed starters.

Key stat

19 – That’s the margin by which Boston has outscored Philly the past two games with Brandon Bass on the court. Without Bass on the floor, the Sixers have outscored the Celtics by 12. In mid-range field-goal percentage, the Celts are shooting 53.1 percent with Bass on the floor and 26.7 percent without him. The 6-8 power forward has scored in double digits in every game of the series and is averaging 21 points over the last two.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Celtics guard Avery Bradley is questionable for Wednesday’s Game 6 after missing Game 5 with problems in both shoulders. Bradley had averaged 23.5 minutes in the series’ first four games. His absence Monday forced Ray Allen back into the starting lineup. Allen went 2-for-7 for 5 points, but Boston overcame it thanks to Brandon Bass’ career-high tying 27 points.

Games of the day

New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers (-130, 4.5)

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (-2, 175.5)

Notable quotable

"Not even close. Not even close. You've got fans and then you've got fairweather fans. Take it how you want it." – Kevin Garnett, comparing what he called the Celtics’ “ridiculous crowd” with Sixers fans. Boston leads the series 3-2 heading into Wednesday’s Game 6 in Philly.

Notes and tips

Pacers star Danny Granger sprained his left ankle during the second quarter of Tuesday's Game 5 loss and left the game for good in the third quarter. His status for Thursday's Game 6 is unclear.

Heat forward Chris Bosh (abdominal strain) has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 6, and coach Erik Spoelstra said "it's too early to say" if Bosh might be able to play in a potential Game 7. Bosh was injured in Game 1 after he got hit while dunking and appeared to land awkwardly on one leg.

The Rangers get winger Brandon Prust back for Game 5 Wednesday, after he missed Game 4 due to suspension. Prust was disciplined for elbowing New Jersey's Anton Volchenkov in the back of the head in Game 3. The Devils tied the series 2-2 with a 4-1 win on Monday.

D-Backs catcher Miguel Montero missed Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with a right groin strain he suffered while trying to track down a foul pop-up on Monday. Montero, 28, is hitting .255 with two homers and 21 RBIs in 38 games. He was replaced by Henry Blanco. Montero expects to return by this weekend at the latest.

The Red Sox activated infielder Kevin Youkilis on Tuesday and put outfielder Ryan Sweeney (mild concussion) on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday. Sweeney is the sixth Red Sox outfielder on the DL, joining Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Darnell McDonald, Ryan Kalish and Jason Repko.

Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is expected to return from the DL on Sunday. He's been sidelined since May 12 with a left knee sprain. The 25-year-old is hitting .265 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 31 games.

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05/23/2012 11:16 AM

Armadillo: Wednesday's six-pack

-- If Dwight Howard didn't like Stan Van Gundy, how do you think he'd like Jerry Sloan? Sloan is rumored to want back in to NBA coaching.

-- Miami shot 61% from floor and hammered the Pacers, who seem to be helpless if James/Wade play well, which they did the last two games.

-- Tip of the cap to the late Eugene Polley, who died this week at age 96. Man invented the remote control for our TVs. Thank you, sir.

-- Tremendous hockey game in Glendale, with the Kings advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1993. LA wins 4-3 in OT.

-- In Phoenix, more LA-Arizona drama, as D'Backs blew a 6-1 lead in 7th inning, then blew a 7-6 lead in 9th, as Dodgers continued their dream year with an 8-7 win. Tough night for the two desert teams. Very tough.

-- Imagine being a middle-aged person who has rooted for the LA Kings his/her whole life; this is only your second chance at the Finals. Must be so exciting, especially winning the conference final on an OT goal. Hope all those Kings fans are enjoying the ride.


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Armadillo: Wednesday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud..........

13) Recruiting must be fun these days for San Diego State 's Steve Fisher; he has former Fab Fivers Chris Webber/Jalen Rose all over TV during the NBA playoffs, and he has Aztec alum Kawhi Leonard starting for the Spurs, a team that rarely starts a rookie. What better advertisement for a kid to go play for Fisher? Oh yeah, the weather’s pretty good there, too.

12) This is hard to believe, but Elias Sports Bureau knows all, and they say before Monday night, when Pittsburgh rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Mets, the Pirates had lost 160 games in a row when trailing by 4+ runs. 160 games in a row. Not good.

11) Are there NBA teams who don’t want their stars playing in Olympics this summer, or in the practice games to get the Olympic team ready for London? If so, other than Mark Cuban, they’re awful quiet. Have to think there are some dissenters out there somewhere.

10) Tommy Dempsey is quitting as coach at Rider to go to Binghamton? Is this the case of a guy on thin ice jumping before the ice breaks underneath him, or what? America East isn’t close to as good a league as the MAAC. Interesting career move.

9) Speaking of America East, not often a kid transfers from UAlbany to the ACC, but Logan Aronhalt did just that, going from the Great Danes down to Maryland. Very curious to track his progress with the Terps.

8) Washington Nationals have won nine of their last ten games against the Phillies. Nats are getting a terrific year out of lefty pitcher Gio Gonzalez, but one of the guys they traded to Oakland to get him, Tommy Milone, is 4-0, 0.90 in four home starts. Problem is, he is 2-3, 7.56 on the road.

7) Roger Clemens started this, and now Andy Pettitte/Roy Oswalt are carrying it on; the veteran starting pitcher signing with a contender a decent ways into the season.
Picking his spot to try and get into the postseason, partly because they’re not durable enough anymore to pitch a whole season. Curious to see where Oswalt winds up; he’s never pitched in the AL before, against the DH.

6) Kobe Bryant will make $58M over the next two seasons. Wonder who will be coaching him for those two years.

5) Cincinnati-Xavier hoop rivalry, one of the most bitter in the country, will be played in the neutral downtown arena next season. Good idea after last year’s ugly fracas. Let things cool down for a couple years.

4) If a college coach wishes a recruit “Good luck” before a game he is at, that’s an NCAA violation, further evidence the NCAA rulebook needs to be pared down. A lot. Too many silly rules.

3) Buccaneers traded Kellen Winslow Jr to Seattle, then signed former Colt TE Dallas Clark, who won’t enjoy catching balls from Josh Freeman as much he did being one of Peyton Manning’s top targets with Indy.

2) Have to give Dick Vitale a lot of credit; he has dedicated himself to raising money to fight cancer; his gala dinner in Florida Friday night raised over $2.1M. He has done a tremendous amount of fund raising to battle cancer. Good for him.

1) Guy who caught Scott Van Slyke’s first big league homer in LA Sunday night wasn’t greedy, asking for a signed ball in exchange for the actual home run ball; kid could’ve gotten a lot more had he tried.

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05/23/2012 11:17 AM

Public opinion: Wednesday's top consensus plays

NBA:

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (-2, 175.5)

No team has won consecutive games in this series, making the Sixers potentially attractive here. But they can’t afford to let the Celts take 33 free throws like they did in Game 5. Philly was outscored by 16 at the foul line in Monday’s 101-85 loss. Rajon Rondo is averaging 14.6 assists in the series and has hit 22 of his last 40 shots.

Consensus: Celtics 57 percent/76ers 43 percent

NHL:

New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers (-130, 4.5)

This increasingly chippy series appears headed the distance, which would be the third Game 7 for the Rangers this postseason. The home team has won five of the last seven meetings, and the pressure is on New York to respond to New Jersey’s 4-1 thumping in Game 4. Whichever team controls the front of the net should prevail.

Consensus: Rangers 69 percent/Devils 31 percent

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks (-105, 9)

Bettors believe in 36-year-old Ted Lilly, who has an incredible WHIP of 0.90. Arizona's Joe Saunders hasn't been too shabby overall, but he's been rocked in his last three starts to the tune of a 9.42 ERA. The Dodgers own the best record in baseball.

Consensus: Dodgers 65 percent/Diamondbacks 35 percent

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05/23/2012 11:19 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, May 23

Hot pitchers
-- Hamels is 6-0, 2.20 in his last seven starts. EJackson is 0-0, 2.70 in his last three starts.
-- Hanson is 2-1, 2.50 in his last three starts.
-- Zambrano is 2-0, 1.20 in his last four starts.
-- Samardzija is 2-1, 1.60 in his last five starts.
-- Lynn is 6-1, 2.31 in eight starts this season.
-- Lilly is 5-0, 2.98 in seven starts this season.

-- Weaver is 5-1, 2.68 in his last seven starts. Parker has a 2.37 RA in his three home starts.
-- Millwood won his last two starts, allowing one run in 16 IP.
-- Mendoza is 2-0, 3.86 in his last four outings. Pettitte is 1-1, 2.51 in his first two starts this season.
-- Fister is 0-2, 1.99 in four starts this season.
-- Diamond is 3-0, 1.40 in three starts this season. Sale is 2-1, 2.76 in his last three starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Niese is 0-2, 7.94 in his last four starts. Morton is 1-3, 6.85 in his last four starts.
-- Zito has a 5.19 RA in his last three starts. Estrada is 0-3, 6.00 in his last four outings.
-- Arroyo is 0-1, 5.64 in his four home starts.
-- White is 0-3, 5.60 in three starts for Colorado.
-- WRodriguez is 0-2, 3.27 in his last three starts.
-- Suppan is 0-2, 5.73 in his last couple starts.
-- Saunders is 0-2, 8.27 in his last four starts.

-- Bard is 0-2, 6.19 in his last three road starts. Arrieta is 0-3, 9.77 in his last three home outings.
-- Romero is 1-1, 4.44 in four road starts. Shields has a 6.23 RA in his last five starts.
-- Feldman is 0-1, 4.50 in two starts this season.
-- McAllister is 1-1, 5.79 in three starts this season.

Hot teams
-- Washington won five of its last six road games.
-- Pirates are 5-3 in their last eight home games.
-- Braves won 11 of their last 16 road games. Cincinnati is 9-5 in its last fourteen home games.
-- Miami won 16 of its last 21 games.
-- Astros won 12 of their last 17 home games.
-- Giants won eight of their last eleven games.
-- Dodgers won 11 of their last 13 games.

-- Red Sox won nine of their last 12 games. Orioles won six of eight.
-- Indians won six of their last eight games.
-- Blue Jays won five of their last seven games.
-- White Sox won four of their last five games. Minnesota won five of its last six games.
-- Mariners won four of their last five games.

Cold teams
-- Phillies lost their last four games, scoring nine runs.
-- Mets are 6-8 in their last fourteen road games.
-- Rockies lost six in row, 15 of last 18 games.
-- Cubs lost their last eight games, allowing 50 runs.
-- Brewers lost eight of their last ten games.
-- Padres lost 12 of their first 16 road games. St Louis lost eight of its last twelve games.
-- Arizona lost nine of its last ten home games.

-- Royals lost four of their last six games. Bronx lost six of their last seven games.
-- Tigers are 4-7 in their last eleven games.
-- Tampa Bay lost four of its last five games.
-- Angels lost 15 of their last 21 road games. Oakland is 3-5 in its last eight games.
-- Rangers are 3-5 in their last eight games.

Totals
-- Eight of last ten Washington games went over the total.
-- 11 of Mets' last 13 road games went over the total.
-- Five of last six Atlanta games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last nine Miami home games went over the total.
-- Under is 11-3-1 in Houston's last fifteen games.
-- Seven of last eight games at Miller Park went over the total.
-- Over is 8-3-1 in last twelve St Louis games.
-- Over is 4-1-1 in the Dodgers' last six games.

-- Nine of last eleven Bronx games stayed under the total.
-- Last five Detroit games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 7-4 in last eleven games at Camden Yards.
-- Under is 8-4-2 in last fourteen Tampa Bay games.
-- Seven of last nine White Sox home games went over the total.
-- Under is 15-5 in Angels' last twenty road games.
-- Six of last eight Texas road games went over the total.

Umpires
-- NY-Pitt-- Last five Schrieber games went over the total.
-- Wsh-Phil-- Home team won five of last six Barksdale games.
-- Atl-Cin-- Five of last six Hernandez games stayed under total.
-- Col-Mia-- Underdogs won six of last eight McClelland games.
-- Chi-Hst-- Home side won eight of nine Tschida games.
-- SF-Mil-- Under is 7-3 in Kellogg games this season.
-- SD-StL-- Over is 6-3-1 in Davidson games this season.
-- LA-Az-- Five of seven Wolf games went over the total.

-- KC-NY-- Home side won 22 of last 30 Muchlinski games.
-- Det-Clev-- Over is 5-1-1 in last even Meals games.
-- Bos-Balt-- Seven of last eight Gorman games went over total.
-- Tor-TB-- Seven of last eight Fletcher games went over total.
-- Min-Chi-- Five of last six Danley games stayed under total.
-- LAA-A's-- Favorites won five of last six Kulpa games.
-- Tex-Sea-- Home teams won five of last six Marquez games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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05/23/2012 11:20 AM

MLB

Wednesday, May 23

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Trend Report
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12:35 PM
BOSTON vs. BALTIMORE
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Boston

12:35 PM
NY METS vs. PITTSBURGH
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

1:10 PM
TORONTO vs. TAMPA BAY
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 16 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto

1:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco's last 13 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 12 games
Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

3:35 PM
LA ANGELS vs. OAKLAND
LA Angels are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Oakland is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels

3:40 PM
TEXAS vs. SEATTLE
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games

7:05 PM
WASHINGTON vs. PHILADELPHIA
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

7:05 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. NY YANKEES
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 7 games at home

7:05 PM
DETROIT vs. CLEVELAND
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit

7:10 PM
ATLANTA vs. CINCINNATI
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta

7:10 PM
COLORADO vs. MIAMI
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 12 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 12 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

8:05 PM
CHI CUBS vs. HOUSTON
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs

8:10 PM
MINNESOTA vs. CHI WHITE SOX
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Minnesota

8:15 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. ST. LOUIS
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 12 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Diego

9:40 PM
LA DODGERS vs. ARIZONA
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers


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05/23/2012 11:21 AM

MLB

Wednesday, May 23

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Wednesday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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Streaking

Ted Lilly, Los Angeles Dodgers (5-0, 1.79 ERA)

The 36-year-old lefty seems to be getting better with age. He has a sparkling WHIP of 0.90 and is holding batters to a .170 average. Lilly has gone at least six innings in every start this season. Last time out, he allowed zero earned runs over seven innings to the Cardinals. However, Lilly is just 5-7 with a 4.14 ERA in 14 career appearances vs. Arizona.

Scott Diamond, Minnesota Twins (3-0, 1.40 ERA)

The 25-year-old lefty is perfect through three starts, though he was finally scored upon in his last outing. He owns a WHIP of 0.98, and the league is hitting .236 against him. Diamond is showing great control, with 13 strikeouts against two walks in 19 1/3 innings.


Slumping

Daniel Bard, Boston Red Sox (3-5, 4.85 ERA)

The 26-year-old right-hander has yielded at least four earned runs in three of his past four starts. He has a terrible strikeout-to-walk ratio of 26:25. After Bard walked five and hit two batters in five innings against the Phils last Friday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine called the free passes unacceptable. "That amount of walks, you can't leave your team out there, and you can't keep letting those guys on base,” Valentine said. “He's tough to hit in the strike zone. Might as well throw it in there.”

Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers (0-3, 4.63 ERA)

The converted reliever has served up eight homers in his last five starts. In his last four starts covering 24 innings, Estrada has yielded 15 earned runs on 26 hits. The Brewers lost each of those starts. Estrada was forced into the rotation following Chris Narveson’s shoulder injury, and the experiment simply has not worked.

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05/23/2012 11:22 AM

MLB
Dunkel

San Francisco at Milwaukee
The Giants look to take advantage of a Milwaukee team that is 2-8 in its last 10 during Game 3 of a series. San Francisco is the pick (+115) according to Dunkel, which has the Giants favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (+115). Here are all of today's picks.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Game 901-902: NY Mets at Pittsburgh (12:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Niese) 15.206; Pittsburgh (Morton) 14.774
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (-110); Over

Game 903-904: San Francisco at Milwaukee (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Zito) 14.937; Milwaukee (Estrada) 14.142
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-135); 8
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (+115); Under

Game 905-906: Washington at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Jackson) 15.957; Philadelphia (Hamels) 14.969
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-160); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+140); Under

Game 907-908: Atlanta at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hanson) 15.823; Cincinnati (Arroyo) 17.050
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (+110); Over

Game 909-910: Colorado at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (White) 13.227; Miami (Zambrano) 15.581
Dunkel Line: Miami by 2 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Miami (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-150); Under

Game 911-912: Chicago Cubs at Houston (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Samardzija) 14.547; Houston (Rodriguez) 13.929
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Houston (-130); 7
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+110); Over

Game 9613-914: San Diego at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Suppan) 13.889; St. Louis (Lynn) 14.979
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-210); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-210); Over

Game 915-916: LA Dodgers at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Lilly) 16.206; Arizona (Saunders) 14.559
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Arizona (-110); 9
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-110); Under

Game 917-918: Boston at Baltimore (12:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Bard) 16.164; Baltimore (Arrieta) 17.068
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Boston (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (-105); Over

Game 919-920: Toronto at Tampa Bay (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Romero) 16.075; Tampa Bay (Shields) 16.947
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-105); Under

Game 921-922: LA Angels at Oakland (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Weaver) 14.707; Oakland (Parker) 15.651
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1; 7
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-150); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+130); Over

Game 923-924: Texas at Seattle (3:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Feldman) 15.907; Seattle (Millwood) 15.447
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-155); 8
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+135); Over

Game 925-926: Kansas City at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Smith) 15.292; NY Yankees (Pettitte) 14.440
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 8
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-200); 9
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+170); Under

Game 927-928: Detroit at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Fister) 14.758; Cleveland (McAllister) 15.517
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Detroit (-125); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+105); Over

Game 929-930: Minnesota at Chicago White Sox (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Diamond) 15.218; White Sox (Sale) 16.097
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-155); 8
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-155); Under

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