13) I'm not normally much for bitching about who made or didn't make the All-Star teams, but Johnny Cueto is 9-4, 2.26, pitching his home games in a bandbox. How in God's name is he not on the NL squad?
Putting Aroldis Chapman on the team instead of Cueto makes no sense; the only thing I can think of is they held some positions just for closers.
12) Umpire Paul Emmel has worked the plate 16 times this season; in those 16 games, 15 of them went over the betting total. Only game he worked that stayed under was when Red Sox won 5-1 at Philly (Beckett-Lee).
11) Dodgers are first team since the '92 Cubs, and only fourth team since 1920 to get shut out five times in a six-game span (Mon-Sat).
10) Odd Fact of the Day: When Grandal/Amarista both homered twice for the Padres Saturday, it was just the second time in MLB history a team had both the catcher and shortstop homer twice in the same game.
Only other time was May 13, 1998, when Widger/Grudzielanek both did it for Montreal against Giant pitcher Mark Gardner, a former Expo.
9) Over their six games, Baltimore starting pitchers have allowed 33 earned runs in 26 innings, an ERA of 11.42. Can Jim Thome pitch?
That said, O's have more than one All-Star for first time since 2005.
8) Mike Trout hit .372 in June (42-113). Could he be the MVP? Already know he's Rookie of the Year.
7) Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez is 7-11 in his career with the bases loaded, with two grand slams. An impressive young player.
6) How is Matt Kemp in the Home Run Derby, if he is hurt? He might be up there hitting for a half hour. Thats good for his leg?
5) If you think the Dodgers are putrid on offense, the Seattle Mariners have now scored nine runs in their last eight games, yet still won three of them.
4) Toronto Raptors offered Steve Nash $36M for three years. How does he turn them down? He's the GM of the Canadian National team.
3) When the NFL starts, Denver Broncos will be a highly-scrutinized team, and if they lose their opener at home to Pittsburgh, panic mongers will be declaring Peyton Manning's signing a failure, because thats what nitwits in today's media do. So this stat bears some thought........
Denver coach John Fox has a 79-74 career record, but in his last nine home openers, with both Carolina/Denver, he is a stunningly bad 1-8.
2) Oakland Raiders have their fourth head coach in five years; Dennis Allen is this year's coach. Its really hard to be good that way.
1) Thinking about the Saints, unless they sign Drew Brees very soon, they could be in for a historically bad season; they're already without the coach, the GM won't be there during the season. If they don't sign Brees soon, it could start to look like they're tanking the whole year, in a season when the Super Bowl is in the Superdome. Just sign the guy already.
Stop by to sign up for BetDSI and Bookmaker
Click here to sign up for WAGERWEB
Click here for all your Amazon products:
Click here for all your fantasy sport needs: