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On 06/09/2012 12:24 PM in MLB

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Mets & Yankees Continue Series In The Bronx

The 29th interleague series clash between the Mets and Yankees, and first of two meetings this season, continues Saturday night with a matchup of young right-handers.

It's the 30th Mets-Yankees series if you count the 2000 Fall Classic. And just as they did that October, the Yankees have dominated in the regular season as well with a 49-35 record (26-16 at home) entering Friday's fracas. The Yankees were 145 favorites with Hiroki Kuroda on the hill, and the Mets were sending Johan Santana out for his first start since his no-hitter against St. Louis on June 1.

Game 2 on Saturday will commence at 7:15 p.m. (ET) with Phil Hughes taking the ball for Joe Girardi's Yanks against the Mets' Dillon Gee. Hughes and the Yankees opened as 150 favorites with the scoreboard hurdle at nine runs.

Both New Yorkers are currently third in their respective divisions, the Mets (32-26) 1.5-games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East while the Yankees (31-25) were just a half-game behind the Orioles and Rays who were deadlocked atop the AL East to begin the weekend. Despite near identical records, the Mets and Yankees are more than 13 units apart in the MLB betting standings (Mets +10.3 units, Yankees -3.0).

They are also running disparate totals marks on the season. Four of the Yankees' last five have gone 'under' and the Bronx Bombers are 32-23-1 to the low side on the year. The Mets check into the series 34-21-3 'over,' with the high-side winning out at a 6-3-1 clip their last 10.

Gee has taken no-decisions his last two trips to the mound, both ending in defeat for the Mets, though he pitched well enough (13-2/3 IP, 4 ER). The side from Queens is 5-6 in his 11 assignments, and Saturday will mark Gee's second career start vs. the pinstripers. He lost by a 5-2 score last June at Citi Field after allowing four runs in seven innings.

Hughes is coming off a complete-game 4-hitter at Detroit after taking a licking in Anaheim courtesy of the Halos the start before that. There are signs that Hughes is getting into a groove with all four of his quality starts on the campaign coming in his last six assignments. He didn't see the Mets last season, and split his two starts against them in 2010.

The two subway rivals will meet again in about two weeks at Citi Field (June 22-24).

A's & Snakes Kill Off Saturday Slate
All things considered, you'd think it's a trade the Arizona Diamondbacks would like back. Arizona and the Oakland Athletics got together in a winter swap with the two main pieces of that trade facing off Saturday in Phoenix.

The visitors will send Jarrod Parker to the mound for the 10:10 p.m. (ET) first pitch which will be delivered by Trevor Cahill. Parker was the young talent the Diamondbacks had to part with to land Cahill, who is having a good enough season and coming off a complete game shutout in his last assignment. But Parker's rapid ascent into what has been a fine Oakland rotation looks like it will be one that leaves Arizona wondering why they made the deal.

The Snakes opened at -140 for the contest and the 9-run total leans 'under.'

One reason Arizona could afford to part with a youngster like Parker is Trevor Bauer, who appears on the fast track into the majors himself. Bauer, the third overall pick out of UCLA in June 2011, should make his major league debut at some point this season, and with the Diamondbacks struggling at 27-30 to begin the weekend, that debut could come sooner rather than later.

Parker's last start was most impressive as he limited the potent Texas Rangers to just one hit and no runs over eight innings of a 12-1 spanking. He also held the Twins scoreless for six innings the previous outing, only to get a no-decision in a contest Oakland ultimately lost, 3-2, on a walk-off homer by Minnesota's Josh Willingham.

Cahill's last outing was equally impressive with the Cali native hurling his second career shutout in a six-zip win at San Diego after growing up in nearby Oceanside. This will be his first interleague start in a D-Backs jersey, and he's still looking for his first win in front of the Arizona fans. The Diamondbacks have lost all four of his assignments in Phoenix where Cahill's ERA is 5.16 compared to about half that on the road (2.64).

Oakland entered the series with a 13-11 all-time mark vs. Arizona, and had won seven of the 15 played at Chase Field heading into Friday's opener. The Diamondbacks were $1.45 favorites for that game which featured Daniel Hudson for the Snakes opposite Tommy Milone of the A's.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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06/09/2012 12:27 PM

Diamond Trends - Saturday

June 9, 2012


SU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Mariners are 0-10 since May 07, 2011 at home after a win vs an opponent with at least a .300 winning percentage, in which their opponent left fewer than 10 men on base and it is not the first game of a series for a net profit of $1110 when playing against.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Rays are 0-11-1 OU since April 12, 2011 when playing a night game on the road after a win in which they used 5+ pitchers for a net profit of $1100 when playing the under.


STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:


The Rangers are 0-9 since September 29, 2009 when Scott Feldman starts after he had a WHIP of at least 2 his last start for a net profit of $1115 when playing against.


MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:


The Padres are 8-2 (3.2 rpg) since April 10, 2011 in day games after a 4+ run loss where they allowed 10+ hits.


TODAY’S TRENDS:


The Astros are 0-10 since June 05, 2011 when Jordan Lyles starts as a road dog for a net profit of $1000 when playing against.

The Rockies are 0-8 since September 08, 2007 when Jeff Francis starts at home when their team used 5+ pitchers yesterday for a net profit of $965 when playing against.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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06/09/2012 12:29 PM

Interleague Notebook

June 8, 2012

This season marks 16th consecutive year that Major League Baseball has incorporated games between the National and American League into the overall schedule which is commonly referred to as Interleague Play.

The first round of games this season featured 14 three-game weekend series from May 18 through May 20. This Friday kicks-off an extended round of Interleague Play that will run from June 8 to June 24.

The following is an overview of some pertinent facts and figures related to Interleague Play as well as a list of this weekend’s games and closer look at its most intriguing matchup to get you ready for all the action.

MLB Interleague Play Overview

The popularity of Interleague play remains high with the average game drawing over 12 percent more fans to the ball parks than a traditional intra league game according to 2011 attendance figures. It allows the MLB to schedule natural geographic rivalries that would never take place unless those teams met in the World Series. It also provides a chance for the fans to see some of the biggest stars from the opposite league play in their home-town park.

For anyone who enjoys wagering on the games, it creates a true challenge handicapping a particular matchup given the unfamiliarity between a team’s starting pitcher and the opposing team’s lineup. The New York Yankees have mastered this feat the best with an overall Interleague Play record of 158-109 through this season’s first round of games, while the Pittsburgh Pirates have the worst overall record at 82-132.

Interleague Play- First Round Recap

Over the years the American League has gotten the best of Interleague Play with a 52.3 winning percentage and so far this season that continues to be the case. The AL compiled a 24-18 record during the first weekend of games which equates to a winning percentage of 57.1.

The Chicago White Sox swept the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in the Crosstown Classic by a combined score of 26-6. Seattle posted the only other sweep of the weekend with a three-game romp over Colorado in which it outscored the Rockies 20-7.

The Baltimore Orioles claimed bragging rights in the Beltway Series by taking two of three from the Washington Nationals and the Rangers remained the toast of Texas with a 2-1 series victory over the Houston Astros.

This Weekend’s Schedule (June 8-10)

Kansas City Royals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Mets vs. New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Baltimore Orioles
Detroit Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins
Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins
Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Angels vs. Colorado Rockies
Oakland Athletics vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants

Spotlight Interleague Series
Mets vs. Yankees

All 14 of this weekend’s Interleague series offer some interesting matchups both on the mound and in the field, but the most anticipated one has the Mets paying a visit to Yankee Stadium for a renewal of the Subway Series.

The Yankees have dominated this series with an overall regular-season record of 49-35 and a 4-1 series victory in the 2000 World Series. They got the best of the Mets last season as well; taking four of six with a 2-1 record both at home and on the road. The total stayed ‘under’ in four of those games, but went ‘over’ in two of the three games at Yankee Stadium.

Both teams come into this series in serious contention in their division race. The Mets are a surprising 32-26 on the year and just a game and half in back of Washington in the NL East. This is quite an accomplishment considering they opened the season as 8/1 underdogs to win their division. The Mets are getting it done with a lineup that has a team batting average of .257 and is ranked fourth in the NL in scoring with an average of 4.40 runs per game. They have gotten the most out a starting rotation that has some holes and a bullpen that has had its fair share of breakdowns. Overall, their 4.19 team ERA is ranked 12th in the NL. The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games and just under .500 on the road at 13-14.

The Yankees opened the season as -150 favorites to win the AL East, but a slow start dug an early hole from which they are just starting to climb out of. They have won five of their last seven games to close the gap with Baltimore and Tampa Bay in the division to just half a game. The Yankees are 31-25 overall and 16-12 at home after taking two of three from the Rays earlier this week. The return of Andy Pettitte has added a spark to the starting rotation with a 3-2 record and 2.78 ERA in five starts, but the Bronx Bombers continue to earn their paychecks with their bats. While they are ranked seventh in the AL in pitching with a 3.96 team ERA, the Yankees remain near the top of the league in hitting with a team batting average of .263 and an average of 4.70 runs per game.

Probable Pitching Matchups

Friday, June 8

Johan Santana (3-2, 2.38 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (4-6, 3.82 ERA)

Fresh off throwing the first no-hitter in Mets history, Santana will look to add another victory to his overall record of 5-3 against the Yankees. Kuroda is just 1-5 lifetime against the Mets with a 5.75 ERA.

Saturday, June 9

Dillon Gee (4-3, 4.48 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes (5-5, 4.96 ERA)

Gee has not given-up more than three earned runs in his last four starts. Hughes threw a complete game against Detroit his last time out and has not lost since May 17. He is 1-1 against the Mets with an ERA of 4.20.

Sunday, June 10

Jon Niese (4-2, 4.11 ERA) vs. Andy Pettitte (3-2, 2.78 ERA)

Last Sunday, Niese posted 10 strike outs while holding St. Louis scoreless for six innings. Pettitte held the Rays scoreless over 7 1/3 innings in his last start while also fanning 10. He is 7-4 lifetime against the Mets with a 3.56 ERA.

Betting Trends

The Mets are 2-5 in their last seven Interleague games and 2-6 in their last eight games against the AL East. The total has gone ‘over’ in six of their last eight Interleague games on the road.

The Yankees are 16-6 in their last 22 Interleague games as favorites and 8-3 in their last 11 Interleague games overall.

Head-to-head, the Yankees have a slight 6-4 edge in the last 10 meetings and are 4-2 in the last six games at Yankee Stadium. The total has stayed ‘under’ in seven of the last nine games between the two.

Upcoming Series of Interest

Over the next two weeks there will a number of intriguing matchups on the schedule, but the following is a brief listing of a few that classify as must-see TV given the natural rivalry they create.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (June 11- June 13)
Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds (June 12-June 14)
Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals (June 15-17)
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox (June18- June 20)
New York Yankees vs. New York Mets (June 22-June 24)
Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles (June 22-June 24)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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06/09/2012 12:30 PM

Saturday's betting tips: Dice-K makes BoSox return

Weather to watch

Chicago Cubs at Minnesota Twins - 17 mph winds are expected to blow in from right-centerfield.

Who’s hot

NBA: Celtics are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss.

NHL: Kings are 24-8 in their last 32 overall

Euro 2012: Denmark has won six of its last eight official matches.

Euro 2012: Germany is 8-5-3 in 17 matches against Portugal and won all 10 of their qualifers, netting 34 goals.

MLB: Marlins are 6-1 in Carlos Zambrano's last seven starts.

WNBA: Minnesota Lynx are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite.

Who’s not

NBA: The under is 7-19 in the last 26 meetings between the Celtics and Heat in Miami.

NHL: Over is 0-8-1 in the last nine meetings between New Jersey and Los Angeles.

Euro 2012: The Netherlands has won just three of its last seven official matches (W3, D1, L3).

Euro 2012 :Portugal have won just one of their last six matches (W1, D3, L2).

MLB: Angels are 3-10 in Dan Haren's last 13 starts.

WNBA: San Antonio Silver Stars are 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings with Seattle.

Key stat

5 minutes, 32 seconds – The New Jersey Devils have held the lead for just 5:32 in the Stanley Cup finals as they get set to host the Los Angeles Kings in Saturday’s Game 5. The Devils, trailing 3-1 in the series, are set between -105 and -115.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Joris Mathijsen, Netherlands - The Dutch defense is preparing to play Denmark without the services of center back Joris Mathijsen, who is battling a hamstring problem. The 32-year-old is a veteran on the team, having been a big part of the 2010 side that played in the World Cup final.

Game of the day

Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (-7.5, 178)

Notable quotable

“It wasn’t the end of the world. Nobody likes getting dirt thrown on your face before you’re not even dead.” – Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on how his team responded to Game 5’s loss in Miami. The Heat bounced back to drill Boston 93-79 as 2-point favorites, after many people had already written the team off.

Notes and tips

Tennis analyst Martina Navratilova dubbed Saturday's Women's final between Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani as a "bad matchup" for Errani, explaning that Sharapova's serve could be too much for her to handle."Errani, as amazingly and bravely as she'd played, I just don't see how it can be enough for Maria's return of serve," explained 18-times grand slam singles champion Navratilova."(The return) is her best shot, and Errani's serve is her worst shot."Sharapova is set as a -500 favorite against Errani (+305).

Daisuke Matsuzaka is set to take the mound for the Boston Red Sox Saturday, a day short of a year since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Dice-K was 0-2 with a 3.37 ERA (11 earned runs in 29 1/3 innings) in his six rehab starts for Triple-A Pawtucket. He looked strong, hitting 94 mph on the gun in his last outing. Matsuzaka was 3-3 with 5.30 ERA in 2011 before his injury.

Jeff Francis is back with the Colorado Rockies and will take the ball Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels. Francis was granted a release from his minor-league contract with the Cincinnati Reds and signed immediately with Colorado, where he began his MLB career. He was posted a 3.72 ERA and 65/18 K/BB ratio in 77 innings with Cincinnati’s Triple-A club.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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06/09/2012 12:31 PM

Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

-- Seattle Mariners used six pitchers to no-hit the Dodgers late Friday; starter Kevin Millwood left after six innings with a leg injury.

-- Tampa Bay Rays have used six third basemen, nine cleanup hitters in the 35 games since Evan Longoria got hurt, but they've gone 18-17.

-- 36,069 fans showed up in Pittsburgh for Royals-Pirates Friday night, as the hot Bucs are now 30-27 and threatening to contend.

-- Mets gave Johan Santana two extra days of rest after his 134-pitch no-hitter last week, not letting him pitch against division leader Wasnhington; he gave up four HRs in five IP in a 9-1 loss to Bronx Friday.

-- Bryce Harper is hitting .288 with six HRs; he's 19 years old. Harper hit a HR into the CF seats at Fenway Friday. Nationals won 7-4.

-- Stephen Strasburg induced 20 swings/misses Friday; none of the other 29 starting pitchers in the majors last night had more than 13.


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Armadillo: DDLohaus handicaps the Belmont Stakes..........

Can you say “Disappointed”???

Someone should also check on NYRA to make sure the leadership doens’t do anything drastic. That group just can’t seem to catch a break and this is sure to cost them millions.

The recent scratch of Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another has left this race very boring (No Triple Crown Chance)…. And looking more and more like a just another stakes race…. And not even a very good one at that. While all solid performers, their collective credentials are not very impressive. However, that makes it wide open and there is certainly value to be found if you fancy one specific runner.

Now that I’ll Have Another is out, the favorite will be Dullahan; and rightfully so. After a solid third in the Derby, he has been rested and appears ready to claim the last leg of the Triple Crown.

Union Rags, while a distant 7th in the Derby, certainly fits here and would not surprise however his workouts have not been all that impressive.

Paynter is coming into this race razor sharp. His latest workout suggests he will be ok with the mile and a half. Baffert deserves respect.

Street Life is an interesting youngster who has been impressive in the morning and he is my outsider with this group.

Listen, the race is pretty wide open and I am sad to say one that really has lost my interest; I really thought there was a chance to break the streak… well we’ll have to wait at least one more year.

The Selections:

Dullahan
Paynter
Street Life

The Bets:

$30WP Street Life (Value Play)
$20Ex Dullahan/Street Life
$5ExBX Dullahan/Street Life/Paynter

Good Luck
See you at Saratoga!


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Armadillo: Saturday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but.........

13) Rangers/Cardinals leads MLB with 24 wins each by 3+ runs, with Toronto next at 23; those three teams are combined 22-43 in games decided by 1 or 2 runs.

12) Three teams that do worse in close games than in games decided by 3+ runs: Cardinals 6-15/24-14 Rangers 9-14/25-11 Blue Jays 7-14/23-14

11) Three teams that do better in close games than in games decided by 3+ runs: Indians 18-7/13-19 Orioles 19-9/13-17 Pirates 21-12/9-15

10) A 6-year old Giant fan sent Brandon Jacobs $3.36 in the mail last week (well, his parents did), when his mother told him Jacobs left the Giants over money-related issues. Jacobs said he cried when he got the letter.

9) If the Patriots don’t want Chad85Johnson, why should any other NFL team? I’m told Saskatchewan is nice in the summer.

8) NBA prospect Andre Drummond has a 7-6 ¾ wingspan; not sure he can play, but if he’s awful, at least he’ll cover a lot of ground being awful.

7) After watching Moneyball for the 23rd time on Starz the other night, had to look up Billy Beane’s playing career; he played small parts of six seasons in the big leagues, getting a total of 319 major league AB's for four different teams. Odd thing is, two of his last three years, the teams he played for (’87 Twins, ’89 A’s) won the World Series that year, so he might actually have two World Series rings as a player, despite playing less than the equivalent of a whole season in the majors.

6) Speaking of those ’87 Twins, they won the World Series despite giving up 20 more runs than they scored during the regular season, winning the AL West with an 83-79 record.

5) Japanese import Yu Darvish is 1-3, 7.40 in his last four starts; its still too early to tell, but the Rangers have to be at least a little concerned about a guy they spent over $100M to sign last winter.

4) RA Dickey hasn’t allowed a run in his last 24.2 IP; would be nice if he started the All-Star Game. He’s come out of nowhere to be one of the game’s best pitchers.

3) Say what you want about the Miami Heat, but they’re polarizing and therefore good for business. Game 6 of Miami-Boston series did an 8.2 rating Thursday, NBA’s best-ever rating for a cable game.

2) By the way, if I haven’t mentioned this before, the in-game interviews with NBA coaches during playoff games are hideous and unnecessary. The league is hurting its product for no reason by having these guys bite their tongues for 60 seconds, so they don’t lose their mind at the stupidity of having to give inane answers to vanilla questions by a terrified interviewer during a high-pressure game.

If the Spurs had gotten to the Finals, Gregg Popovich might have ripped one of Craig Sager’s sportscoats off his back and and shredded it into 20 pieces like Captain Lou Albano used to do on pro wrestling 30 years ago.

1) Tough break for Belmont Park and the NYRA, with 4-5 favorite I’ll Have Another scratched from the Belmont; will probably cost them 30-40,000 admissions Saturday, maybe more. Horse racing may never have another Triple Crown winner; thoroughbreds are no longer able to withstand three tough races in five weeks.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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06/09/2012 12:32 PM

Public opinion: Celtics-Heat bettors riding over trend

Odds and consensus percentages current as of 8 p.m. ET, Friday.

NBA:

Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (-7.5, 178)

If the Boston Celtics are going to have a chance in Game 7’s date in Miami, they’re going to need more from Kevin Garnett. The veteran was held to 12 points and five rebounds in Game 6’s loss, but you have to figure he and the Celtics bounce back with a better effort. This series might go down to the last shot. Four of the last five meetings have played over.

Consensus: Over, 73 percent

NHL:

Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils (-110, 4.5)

When the Kings put a strong push to tie the contest late in Game 4, it was Martin Brodeur who shut the door. If the Devils are going to extend the series, the veteran netminder is going to have to lead the way. The under is 8-0-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and that’s the way early bettors are leaning for Game 5.

Consensus: Under, 63.6 percent

MLB:

Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds (+135, N/A)

Justin Verlander has dropped three straight starts, so you have to figure it’s only a matter of time before he snaps out of it. This is the second cheapest line Detroit’s ace has seen all season, but the Tigers are just 6-6 in his starts and his supporters are down 4.46 units.

Consensus: Tigers, 59 percent

WNBA:

Seattle Storm at San Antonio Silver Stars (-3, 142.5)

The Silver Stars head into this matchup having covered the number in four of their last five, but have had problems with Seattle over the years. The Storm are 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings between the two clubs, but early handicappers are siding with the home team.

Consensus: Silver Stars, 64.8 percent

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06/09/2012 12:34 PM

MLB
Dunkel

Washington at Boston
The Nationals look to build on their 5-1 record in Gio Gonzalez' last 6 road starts. Washington is the pick (-110) according to Dunkel, which has the Nationals favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: Washington (-110). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Game 951-952: San Diego at Milwaukee (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Cashner) 12.655; Milwaukee (Fiers) 15.423
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 3; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-140); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-140); Over

Game 953-954: Chicago Cubs at Minnesota (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Samardzija) 15.098; Minnesota (Diamond) 14.159
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Minnesota (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+100); Under

Game 955-956: Texas at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Feldman) 14.407; San Francisco (Vogelsong) 14.961
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-110); Under

Game 957-958: Washington at Boston (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Gonzalez) 15.799; Boston (Matsuzaka) 15.178
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Boston (-110); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-110); Over

Game 959-960: Philadelphia at Baltimore (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Worley) 14.883; Baltimore (Hunter) 13.961
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 961-962: Toronto at Atlanta (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Hutchison) 16.511; Atlanta (Hanson) 17.542
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-145); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-145); Over

Game 963-964: Detroit at Cincinnati (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Verlander) 14.262; Cincinnati (Arroyo) 15.131
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (+125); Over

Game 965-966: LA Angels at Colorado (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Haren) 16.274; Colorado (Francis) 14.128
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-135); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-135); Under

Game 967-968: Houston at Chicago White Sox (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Lyles) 14.262; White Sox (Sale) 15.227
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-220); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-220); Over

Game 969-970: NY Mets at NY Yankees (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Gee) 16.155; NY Yankees (Hughes) 15.659
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-155); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+135); Under

Game 971-972: Kansas City at Pittsburgh (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Mazzaro) 15.435; Pittsburgh (McDonald) 14.921
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-150); 7
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+130); Over

Game 973-974: Cleveland at St. Louis (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Masterson) 14.118; St. Louis (Lohse) 15.008
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-140); 9
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-140); Under

Game 975-976: Tampa Bay at Miami (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Moore) 16.579; Miami (Zambrano) 14.743
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 2; 7
Vegas Line: Miami (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (+110); Under

Game 977-978: LA Dodgers at Seattle (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Kershaw) 15.832; Seattle (Vargas) 16.500
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-140); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+120); Over

Game 979-980: Oakland at Arizona (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Parker) 16.469; Arizona (Cahill) 14.782
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1 1/2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-140); 9
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+120); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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06/09/2012 12:35 PM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, June 9

AL teams were 7-7 last night; they're 31-25 in interleague play this season, with over 27-28-1; 15-16-1 in NL parks, 12-12 in AL stadiums. Last night, over was 7-7. Remember there are DHs in games in American League parks, no DHs in National League parks.

Hot pitchers
-- Samardzija is 3-2, 2.26 in his last eight starts.
-- Giants won last six Vogelsong starts (3-0, 1.73).
-- GGonzalez is 5-1, 2.70 in his last six starts.
-- Hutchison is 4-1, 2.32 in his last five starts. Hanson is 3-1, 3.81 in his last five starts.
-- Haren is 2-1, 1.29 in his last three starts.
-- Sale is 4-0, 1.26 in his last four starts.
-- Gee is 1-0, 2.61 in his last three starts. Hughes is 2-0, 1.98 in his last two home starts.
-- McDonald is 5-1, 2.09 in his last eight starts. Mazzaro is 2-0, 2.45 in his two starts this season.
-- Zambrano is 2-0, 2.63 in his last couple starts. Moore is 1-1, 2.77 in his last couple starts.
-- Parker is 1-0, 0.43 in his last three starts. Cahill is 1-0, 2.14 in his last three starts; these two were traded for each other last winter.

Cold pitchers
-- Fiers is 1-1, 3.75 in his first two big league starts. Cashner is making his second MLB start; he won't pitch long here- they're converting him from a reliever to starter-- three innings is likely his limit today. He was 10-8, 2.82 in 42 minor league starts.
-- Diamond has a 5.11 RA in his last four starts.
-- Feldman is 0-4, 11.15 in his last four starts.
-- Matsuzaka is making first '12 start; over last three years, he is 16-15, 5.04 in 44 starts, after going 18-3 in '08. He is 0-3, 3.65 in eight outings in minor leagues this season.
-- Worley is 1-1, 6.19 in his last three starts. Hunter is 0-2, 7.52 in his last five starts, last of which was May 28.
-- Verlander is 0-3, 5.31 in his last three starts. Arroyo is 0-3, 5.46 in his last five starts.
-- Francis is making first '12 start; he was 6-16, 4.82 in 31 starts for Kansas City LY. This will be his 181st big league start.
-- Houston lost four of five Lyles starts (1-1, 6.21).
-- Masterson is 1-3, 5.63 in his last five starts. Lohse is 0-0, 5.16 in his last five starts.
-- Kershaw is 0-2, 5.21 in his last three starts. Vargas has a 5.01 RA in his last five starts.

Hot Teams
-- Brewers won eight of their last eleven games.
-- Pirates won 10 of their last 13 games. Kansas City won four of its last six road games.
-- Bronx won six of its last eight games.
-- Nationals won three of their last four games, but lost three of last four on road.
-- Reds won nine of their last twelve home games.
-- Braves won their last five games, allowing eight runs.
-- White Sox won 11 of their last 15 games.
-- Minnesota won eight of its last ten games.
-- Colorado won six of its last eight home games.
-- Arizona won five of its last six home games.
-- Dodgers won five of their last seven games.
-- Giants won six of their last eight games.

Cold Teams
-- San Diego lost 13 of its last 16 games.
-- Baltimore lost seven of its last ten home games. Phillies six of their last seven games.
-- Mets lost four of their last five games.
-- Boston lost four of its last five games.
-- Tigers lost eight of last 11 games.
-- Toronto is 3-4 in last seven games, losing last two nites on walkoffs.
-- Marlins lost their last four games, scoring four runs. Tampa Bay is 3-7 in its last ten games.
-- Astros lost ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Cubs lost 14 of their last 15 road games.
-- Cleveland is 5-8 in its last thirteen games. Cardinals lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Mariners are 4-5 in their last nine home games.
-- Angels lost three of their last five games.
-- Rangers lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Oakland lost eight of its last ten road games.

Totals
-- 13 of last 16 games at Miller Park went over the total.
-- Under is 21-7-1 in Pittsburgh's home games.
-- 12 of Phillies' last 13 road games went over the total.
-- Over is 18-5-1 in Mets' last 24 road games.
-- Six of last eight games at Fenway park went over the total.
-- Last seven Cincinnati home games went over the total.
-- Over is 15-5-1 in last twenty-one Miami home games.
-- Eight of last ten Atlanta home games went over the total.
-- Six of last seven Houston road games went over the total.
-- Under is 8-4-1 in Cubs' last thirteen road games.
-- Four of last six St Louis home games went over.
-- Over is 14-7-1 in last 22 games at Coors Field.
-- Eight of last eleven Arizona games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last nine Seattle games went over the total.
-- Under is 7-0-1 in Giants' last eight home games.

Umpires
-- SD-Mil-- Last four Dimuro games stayed under the total.
-- Chi-Min-- Nine of ten Emmel games went over the total.
-- Tex-SF-- Four of last five Randazzo games went over total.
-- Wsh-Bos-- Over is 7-3-1 in last eleven Demuth games.
-- Phil-Blt-- Six of last seven Cederstrom games went over.
-- Tor-Atl-- Underdogs are 5-4 in last nine Bellino games.
-- Det-Cin-- Underdogs are 8-6 in last fourteen Hallion games.
-- LA-Col-- Favorites are 5-2 (+$180) in Gonzalez games.
-- Hst-Chi-- Last four Diaz games went over the total.
-- NY-NY-- Home team won ten of thirteen Tschida games.
-- KC-Pitt-- Underdogs won four of last five Wolf games.
-- Clev-StL-- Seven of last ten Wegner games stayed under total.
-- TB-Mia-- Eight of eleven O'Nora games went over the total.
-- LA-Sea-- Favorites won seven of last nine (+$455) TBarrett games.
-- A's-Az-- Underdog won eight of last eleven McClelland games.

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06/09/2012 12:36 PM

MLB

Saturday, June 9

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Trend Report
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2:10 PM
CHI CUBS vs. MINNESOTA
Chi Cubs are 1-14 SU in their last 15 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

4:05 PM
TEXAS vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Texas is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games at home
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. BALTIMORE
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Baltimore is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games

4:05 PM
TORONTO vs. ATLANTA
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

4:05 PM
WASHINGTON vs. BOSTON
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington

4:10 PM
DETROIT vs. CINCINNATI
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games

4:10 PM
LA ANGELS vs. COLORADO
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels's last 10 games on the road
LA Angels are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Colorado is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels

4:10 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home

4:10 PM
HOUSTON vs. CHI WHITE SOX
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 16 games at home

7:10 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. MIAMI
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Miami
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami's last 18 games

7:15 PM
CLEVELAND vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
St. Louis is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland

7:15 PM
NY METS vs. NY YANKEES
NY Mets are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 10 games when playing NY Mets
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Mets

7:15 PM
LA DODGERS vs. SEATTLE
LA Dodgers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Seattle
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Seattle is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers

7:15 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. PITTSBURGH
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City

10:10 PM
OAKLAND vs. ARIZONA
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Arizona is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Oakland


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06/09/2012 12:36 PM

MLB

Saturday, June 9

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Saturday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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Streaking

Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants (4-2, 2.38 ERA)

Vogelsong has allowed more than two runs just once over his last seven trips to the hill and has been charged with only nine earned runs over that span. The Giants have won each of his last six starts, including a 3-2 win over the Cubs Monday that saw him go seven innings, allowing two runs. After the game he said it was his best game “stuff-wise” all year.

Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox (7-2, 2.30 ERA)

Sale is riding an impressive four-game stretch that has seen him allow just four runs. He tossed his first complete-game of his career last weekend, holding the Mariners to two runs while striking out eight. In his outing before that, the 6-foot-6 lefty struck out 15 Rays over 7 1/3 innings to help the ChiSox to a 2-1 win. He was recently named the AL Pitcher of the Month for May.


Slumping

Scott Feldman, Texas Rangers (0-4, 7.01 ERA)

Feldman’s holding on to his rotation spot by a thread after being drilled for eight runs in less than two innings against the Athletics Monday. Feldman said he felt fine after the beating, but he’ll need to pull it together in a hurry. He hasn’t lasted five innings in any of his four starts and is working on a 12.66 ERA over his last three.

Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers (5-4, 2.67 ERA)

This might be one of Verlander’s first appearances in the Slumping section, but that’s what happens when a pitcher of his caliber losses three straight starts. He allowed three earned runs and two homers in 6 1/3 innings of work in Sunday’s loss to the Yankees and yielded five runs in a loss to the Red Sox before that. While he’s had his problems, the Tigers have averaged only 1.7 runs of support for him during the skid.

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