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On 07/24/2012 02:53 PM in MLB

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Brewers & Phillies Continue Series In Philadelphia

Neither team is in the thick of the postseason hunt, removing some of the sheen on this week's series in Philadelphia between the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers. That doesn't mean there aren't some intriguing pitching matchups, however, and the mound clash for Game 2 is a good example.

Philadelphia and Milwaukee continue their 3-game set with a 7:05 p.m. (ET) first pitch on Tuesday. Southpaw Cliff Lee will deliver that toss for the Phillies and the Brewers counter with Zack Greinke. Early numbers from the Don Best Pro Odds listed Philly as $1.40 chalk and 7½ for the total.

The first meeting of the season between the two clubs was set for Monday and still pending at press. The Phillies were strongly favored at -200 on the MLB money line with Roy Halladay on the hill. Randy Wolf was slated for the Brewers and the 7½-run total was priced 20 cents 'over.'

Milwaukee started the current road trip in very poor fashion by getting swept by the Reds in Cincinnati. That killed any momentum the Brew Crew started to build after taking four of six at home from the Pirates and Cards just following the all-star break. The Brewers reached Philadelphia six games under .500 (44-50, -14.5 units) and 10.5-games behind Cincy in fourth place of the NL Central.

The Phillies would love to be just six games below par and in fourth place of their division. Easily the most disappointing team of 2012 – and by far the biggest drain on bettors at -25.4 units – Philadelphia is all by itself in the NL East basement, 14 games south of the front-running Washington Nationals.

Greinke will be making his first start in 10 days after taking the ball to begin three consecutive Brewers contests before the layoff. An early ejection led to the right-hander starting Milwaukee's final two tilts prior to the all-star break, and he came out of the break to get things rolling for the team in the second half. Brewers skipper Ron Roenicke then decided to skip Greinke's last turn through the rotation, a decision that might have also had to do with the club trying to re-sign and/or trade the impending free agent.

Tuesday will be Greinke's first start against the Phillies since his '04 rookie season when he went six innings at Citizens Bank Park and allowed three runs in a 4-2 loss while with the Royals.

Lee didn't pick up his first win of the season until July 4 in New York against the Mets. The Phils have dropped seven of his last eight assignments, and 12 of 16 overall in 2012. Three career outings vs. the Brewers have resulted in a 4.74 ERA, two no-decisions (both Philadelphia wins) and a loss.

Philadelphia has won 10 of the past 14 meetings with Milwaukee, though the Brewers did take two of the three games played in the City of Brotherly Love a year ago. Both of those Milwaukee wins slid 'over' the total, and neither Greinke nor Lee factored into the decision in any of the seven clashes in 2011.

No new injuries are being reported by either squad, and Tuesday night's forecast for Philly calls for clear skies, temps in the low-80s for the start of the game and a 12 mph NNW breeze (in from left-center).

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07/24/2012 02:55 PM

Deroit Tigers On The Prowl In Cleveland

The Detroit Tigers are one of the hottest teams in baseball and look to continue their momentum Tuesday night when they start a key 9-game road trip at the Cleveland Indians.

The pitching matchup at 7:05 p.m. (ET) is Detroit’s Doug Fister against Cleveland’s Ubaldo Jimenez. Expect to see the Tigers as a 120-130 road favorite on the Don Best odds screen with a total of nine runs.

The Tigers’ new favorite holiday must be Fourth of July. They were 39-42 heading into that day, but have gone 13-2 since and vaulted to the top of the AL Central standings. Only three of those games came away from Motown, so this trip is a proving ground.

Slugger Miguel Cabrera is having a monster year with a .330 batting average, 23 homers and 79 RBIs despite moving over to play third base after the Prince Fielder signing. The Tigers also are not resting with late-breaking news they had acquired right-hander Anibal Sanchez and 2B Omar Infante from the Miami Marlins for top pitching prospect Jacob Turner and a couple of minor leaguers.

Cleveland is 3-7 in the second half and 4.5 games behind in the division pending its Monday finale with Baltimore. The Indians have dropped their last four games in scoring a total of six runs. That includes the first three in the O’s series.

Fister (4-6, 4.04 ERA) was a virtual piñata before the All-Star break, but the switch has gone on with two wins since and just two earned runs allowed over 15 innings. Don Best Sports analyst Pat Williams thinks Fister should continue to shine going forward after battling injuries in the first half.

Jimenez (8-9, 5.24 ERA) has been known to pitch well before the All-Star break in previous years and then fade. His ERA this year was a reasonable 4.50 before two horrible second-half starts at Toronto and Tampa Bay (a combined 13 earned runs over eight innings).

Don Best’s Williams points out that Jimenez has been better at home at Progressive Field (4-3, 3.66 ERA), but believes he’s a risky proposition in the second half, especially compared to the emerging Fister.

The Indians have dominated the Tigers this year at 5-1, including a 3-game home sweep back in May that all went ‘under’ the total. Detroit is just 5-16 in the last 21 games in Cleveland overall.

Despite those recent betting trends, Williams thinks Detroit should have success this series on the way to the AL Central title, with the Chicago White Sox the only real competition.

Don’t forget to check out the Don Best Pro Odds for all the MLB action, plus other sports just around the corner like the NFL and college football.

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07/24/2012 02:58 PM

Around the Horn - Tuesday

July 24, 2012


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee at Philadelphia - 7:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Greinke (9-3, 3.57 ERA) 44-51 UNDER 5-1 L6 away vs LHP
Lee (1-6, 3.72 ERA) 43-54 3-6 L9 home Game 2's


-- Phillies beat Brewers, 7-6 on Monday

Chicago at Pittsburgh - 7:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Maholm (8-6, 4.09 ERA) 39-56 1-7 away Game 2's off win
McDonald (10-3, 2.93 ERA) 54-41 5-0 home Game 2's off loss


-- Cubs beat Pirates, 2-0 on Monday

Washington at N.Y. Mets - 7:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Gonzalez (12-5, 3.32 ERA) 56-39 9-3 L12 away vs RHP
Dickey (13-1, 2.84 ERA) 47-49 1-5 L6 home Game 2's


-- Nationals beat Mets, 8-2 on Monday

Atlanta at Miami - 7:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hudson (8-4, 3.70 ERA) 52-44 5-1 away on Tuesdays
Buehrle (9-9, 3.29 ERA) 45-51 UNDER 7-1 L8 home Game 2's


-- Marlins beat Braves, 2-1 on Monday

Cincinnati at Houston - 8:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Leake (3-6, 4.25 ERA) 56-40 6-2 L8 away Game 2's
Harrell (7-7, 4.24 ERA) 34-63 4-9 L13 home vs RHP


-- Reds beat Astros, 8-3 on Monday

Los Angeles at St. Louis - 8:15 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Kershaw (7-5, 2.74 ERA) 53-44 3-8 L11 away vs RHP
Wainwright (7-10, 4.42 ERA) 50-46 8-3 L11 home off loss


-- Dodgers beat Cardinals, 5-3 on Monday

Colorado at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Cabrera (0-1, 19.29 ERA) 36-59 5-11 away Game 2's
Saunders (4-6, 3.58 ERA) 48-48 11-2 L13 home vs LHP


-- Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 6-3 on Monday

San Diego at San Francisco - 10:15 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Volquez (6-7, 3.34 ERA) 41-57 5-2 L7 away vs LHP
Bumgarner (11-6, 3.12 ERA) 54-42 12-3 home Game 2's


-- Giants beat Padres, 7-1 on Monday


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tampa Bay at Baltimore - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hellickson (4-6, 3.55 ERA) 49-47 4-10 away vs LHP
Chen (8-5, 3.80 ERA) 51-45 2-7 L9 home vs RHP


-- Rays beat Mariners, 2-1 on Sunday
-- Orioles lost to Indians, 3-1 on Monday

Detroit at Cleveland - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Fister (4-6, 4.04 ERA) 52-44 3-7 away Game 1's off win
Jimenez (8-9, 5.24 ERA) 48-48 11-3 L14 home Game 1's


-- Tigers beat White Sox, 6-4 on Sunday
-- Indians beat Orioles, 3-1 on Monday

Oakland at Toronto - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Blackley (2-2, 2.86 ERA) 51-44 3-7 L10 away vs LHP
Cecil (2-2, 6.34 ERA) 48-47 OVER 9-1 L10 home vs LHP


-- Athletics beat Yankees, 5-4 on Sunday
-- Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 15-7 on Sunday

Boston at Texas - 8:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Buchholz (8-3, 5.19 ERA) 48-49 UNDER 5-2 L7 away Game 2's
Perez (1-1, 5.54 ERA) 57-38 13-3 L16 home vs RHP


-- Rangers beat Red Sox, 9-1 on Monday

Minnesota at Chicago - 8:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
De Vries (2-2, 3.95 ERA) 40-56 5-10 away Game 2's
Quintana (4-1, 2.30 ERA) 51-45 5-1 L6 home vs LHP


-- White Sox beat Twins, 7-4 on Monday

Kansas City at Los Angeles - 10:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Smith (1-3, 7.97 ERA) 40-55 8-2 away Game 2's off loss
Richards (3-1, 3.53 ERA) 53-44 UNDER 10-2 L12 home Game 2's


-- Angels beat Royals, 6-3 on Monday

N.Y. Yankees at Seattle - 10:05 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Garcia (4-3, 5.37 ERA) 58-38 UNDER 10-4 on Tuesdays
Hernandez (8-5, 2.82 ERA) 42-56 8-2 L10 Game 2's


-- Yankees beat Mariners, 4-1 on Monday

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07/24/2012 03:00 PM

Diamond Trends - Tuesday

July 24, 2012


SU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Astros are 0-11 since May 10, 2011 at home after a 5+ run loss in a night game if they are not on a 9+ game losing streak for a net profit of $953 when playing against.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Nationals are 0-9 OU since June 25, 2011 as a road dog after a win in which they used 5+ pitchers for a net profit of $900 when playing the under.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Giants are 16-0 since June 26, 2011 when Madison Bumgarner starts as a home favorite for a net profit of $1600.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Reds are 13-0 (5.6 rpg) since 2009 after a single-digit win where they had at least 16 hits.

TODAY’S TRENDS:

-- The Giants are 0-9-2 OU since April 22, 2011 when Madison Bumgarner starts at home after his team lost the last time he started for a net profit of $900 when playing the under.

-- The Red Sox are 0-7 OU since May 13, 2011 when Clay Buchholz starts after he had a WHIP of less than one his last start for a net profit of $700 when playing the under.

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07/24/2012 03:02 PM

Dodgers seek 6th straight win Tuesday


LOS ANGELES DODGERS (53-44)

at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (50-46)


First pitch: Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
Line: St. Louis -125, Los Angeles +115, Total: 7

The Cardinals will look to cool down a red-hot Dodgers squad in the second game of a four-game set on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles has won five games in a row by a combined score of 33-20, the last four of which have been on the road. Clayton Kershaw kicked off the winning streak and is following up his Cy Young performance of last season with another strong year, sporting a 2.74 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. In his past two starts, he has gone 14 innings, allowing just two earned runs on 11 hits with 13 K’s. On Tuesday he faces Adam Wainwright, who has struggled this season with a 4.42 ERA and 7-10 record (team is 7-12), with that ERA ballooning to 5.01 at home. Despite losing his past two starts, he has been better lately with a 2.79 ERA in July. However, the Dodgers have beaten St. Louis eight straight times and are 4-0 so far in the season series. Even though the Cardinals are at home, they should not be favored in this game against the surging Dodgers, who have found their groove again with star outfielder Matt Kemp back in the fold. Kemp has a .441 BA, 3 HR and 11 RBI in his past eight games versus St. Louis. Take underdog LOS ANGELES to win this one.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also favors the Dodgers:

ST. LOUIS is 8-21 (27.6%, -18.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season. The average score was ST LOUIS 3.4, OPPONENT 5.2 - (Rating = 3*).

Kershaw has pitched very well against the Cardinals in his career with a 4-2 record, 2.74 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 10 career starts. The most recent of those starts was in May 19 when he threw a complete-game shutout, yielding six hits and no walk in a 6-0 victory for Los Angeles. Kershaw is 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA in four career starts at Busch Stadium, tossing six shutout innings with eight strikeouts in St. Louis last season. Although his ERA is more than a run higher on the road (3.38) compared to at home (2.36), he has a better WHIP (1.03) and strikeout rate (10.1 K’s/9) away from Dodger Stadium. Kershaw averages an impressive 6.7 innings per game this season, but should he need it, he has a strong bullpen behind him that sports a 3.23 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 263 K’s in 270 innings.

Wainwright has strong career numbers versus the Dodgers with a 3.02 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in eight starts. The stats are even better in five home games in this series, as he’s 2-1 with an 0.70 ERA, including a streak of 14 straight shutout innings. However, he has not faced Los Angeles since July 17, 2010, when he tossed six shutout innings, allowing just five hits and one walk. Still, he faced the Dodgers in the 2009 postseason when he allowed just one earned run in eight frames with seven strikeouts. The bullpen supporting him is less efficient than the St. Louis one though, with a 4.30 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, converting just 60% of its save chances. And Wainwright usually needs more bullpen help than Kershaw does, only going 6.1 innings per start and just 5.9 at home.

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07/24/2012 03:04 PM

Tuesday’s betting tips: Bulls’ Rose sidelined until March 2013?

Weather to watch

Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays: Wind blowing in at 11 mph on Tuesday at Rogers Centre. Retractable roof should be open due to only a 10 percent chance of rain.

Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals: Temperatures are expected to soar to 101 F at Busch Stadium on Tuesday. The wind will also be blowing out to left field at 10 mph.

Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers: A 13 mph wind is expected to blow in from right field under sunny skies at Rangers Ballpark. Temperatures are also expected to reach near 100 F.

Who’s hot?

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman went 15-for-30 last week with five homers and 8 RBIs.

Diamondbacks left fielder Jason Kubel had four home runs in six at-bats when he led off the second inning with a bases-empty home run against Houston on Sunday. Kubel also hit three homers in a 12-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday.

Who’s not?

The Houston Astros have dropped six consecutive games and are 1-9 in their last 10 contests heading into action Monday night.

The Chicago White Sox have lost five straight games heading into Monday’s contest with the Twins.

Key stat

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is on pace to hit .372, 38 home runs, and 114 RBIs. Only six players have hit those marks in a season: Ruth, Hornsby, Gehrig, Helton, Musial, and Klein.

Game of the day

Nationals @ Mets

Injury not to be overlooked

The Chicago Tribune reports that Bulls guard Derek Rose could be sidelined until March 2013 with an ACL injury. The Las Vegas Hotel and Casino has the Bulls listed at 8/1 to win the 2012/13 NBA Championship. Only the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers have better odds.

Notable quotable

"He's not Willie Mays (Angels outfielder Mike Trout), he's a pretty good player, but I think the comparisons have to stop. Let the kid play. When he's been here five years, six years, then you can start doing that."-Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington on Trout’s recent comparisons by the media to Willie Mays.

Notes and Tips

Bettors who have picked the under are 12-1-2 in the St. Louis Cardinals’ last 15 games. The under is also hitting at a 58 percent clip over the last seven days.

The New York Rangers acquired forward Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first-round draft pick Monday. Sports Interaction currently has the Rangers listed as 10/1 favorites to win the Stanley Cup next season. Only the Kings (9/1) and Penguins (6/1) have better odds.

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07/24/2012 03:09 PM

MLB
Dunkel

Oakland at Toronto
The A's look to take advantage of a Toronto team that is 1-6 in Brett Cecil's last 7 starts against a team with a winning record. Oakland is the pick (+105) according to Dunkel, which has the A's favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+105). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Game 901-902: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Maholm) 16.363; Pittsburgh (McDonald) 15.577
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-160); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+140); Under

Game 903-904: Milwaukee at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Greinke) 14.783; Philadelphia (Lee) 15.791
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-145); Over

Game 905-906: Washington at NY Mets (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Gonzalez) 14.049; NY Mets (Dickey) 14.684
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Washington (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (-105); Under

Game 907-908: Atlanta at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hudson) 14.331; Miami (Buehrle) 14.858
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Miami (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-110); Over

Game 909-910: Cincinnati at Houston (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Leake) 16.256; Houston (Harrell) 12.653
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 3 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-150); Under

Game 911-912: LA Dodgers at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Kershaw) 15.960; St. Louis (Wainwright) 16.267
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-125); 7
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-125); Over

Game 913-914: Colorado at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Cabrera) 13.943; Arizona (Saunders) 16.414
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 2 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 915-916: San Diego at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Volquez) 15.471; San Francisco (Bumgarner) 15.145
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-180); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+160); Under

Game 917-918: Oakland at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Blackley) 16.602; Toronto (Cecil) 16.311
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Toronto (-125); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+105); Under

Game 919-920: Tampa Bay at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 15.035; Baltimore (Chen) 14.501
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (+110); Over

Game 921-922: Detroit at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Fister) 16.801; Cleveland (Jimenez) 14.284
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 2 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Detroit (-125); 9
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-125); Over

Game 923-924: Boston at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Buchholz) 15.045; Texas (Perez) 14.962
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 925-926: Minnesota at Chicago White Sox (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (De Vries) 13.696; White Sox (Quintana) 14.756
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-170); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-170); Over

Game 927-928: Kansas City at LA Angels (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Smith) 13.698; LA Angels (Richards) 15.988
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 2 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-175); 9
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-175); Under

Game 929-930: NY Yankees at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Garcia) 15.489; Seattle (Hernandez) 16.350
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 6
Vegas Line: Seattle (-110); 7
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-110); Under

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07/24/2012 03:10 PM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, July 24

Hot pitchers
-- Maholm is 4-0, 0.92 in his last four starts.
-- Lee has a 2.89 RA in his last three starts.
-- Hudson is 2-0, 2.95 in his last three starts. Buehrle is 4-1, 1.87 in his last five starts.
-- Harrell has a 2.18 RA in his last five starts.
-- Kershaw is 1-0, 1.29 in his last couple starts.
-- Volquez is 3-0, 1.87 in his last five starts. Bumgarner is 1-1, 2.57 in his last couple starts.

-- Blackley is 1-0, 2.43 in his last five starts.
-- WChen is 1-0, 2.77 in his last couple starts.
-- Fister is 3-0, 2.57 in his last three starts.
-- Buchholz is 0-1, 3.14 in two starts since coming off the DL.
-- Quintana is 2-0, 3.08 in his last five starts.
-- FHernandez is 2-0, 0.73 in his last three starts. FGarcia is 2-1, 3.97 in his last four starts.

Cold pitchers
-- McDonald has a 5.52 RA in his last five starts, but Pirates are 5-1 in his last six starts, scoring 50 runs.
-- Greinke has a 9.64 RA in his last four starts.
-- GGonzalez has a 6.15 RA in his last five starts. Dickey has a 6.52 RA in his last three starts.
-- Leake has a 5.40 RA in his last three starts.
-- Wainwright is 1-3, 5.92 in his last four starts.
-- Saunders is 0-2, 4.50 in his last three starts. Cabrera allowed seven runs in 2.1 IP in his only previous MLB start.

-- Cecil is 1-2, 8.72 in his last four starts.
-- Hellickson is 0-4, 6.39 in his last five outings.
-- Jimenez is 1-4, 7.16 in his last five starts.
-- Perez allowed 10 runs in 13 IP in four games this year (two starts).
-- De Vries is 0-1, 4.00 in his last three starts.
-- Smith is 1-3, 7.97 in four starts this season. Richards has a 9.77 RA in his last three starts, but tossed seven shutout innings last time out.

Hot Teams
-- Braves won 10 of their last 15 games.
-- Phillies won six of their last nine games.
-- Pirates won 12 of their last 15 home games.
-- Nationals are 7-4 in their last eleven road games.
-- Reds won 12 of their last 14 games.
-- Cardinals won three of their last four games. Dodgers won their last five games, scoring 33 runs.
-- Arizona won its last seven home games, scoring 56 runs.
-- Padres won seven of their last ten games. San Francisco won eight of its last ten games.

-- A's won 14 of their last 16 games. Toronto won their last three games, scoring 28 runs.
-- Detroit won 13 of its last 15 games.
-- Baltimore won five of its last six games.
-- Mariners won six of their last ten games.

Cold Teams
-- Brewers lost nine of their last twelve road games.
-- Cubs lost three of their last four games, scoring three runs.
-- Mets lost ten of their last eleven games.
-- Marlins lost five of their last six games.
-- Astros lost 20 of their last 22 games.
-- Colorado lost seven of its last nine games.

-- Indians lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Tampa Bay lost five of its last seven road games.
-- Red Sox are 5-12 in their last 17 games. Texas lost three of last five.
-- White Sox lost six of their last eight games. Minnesota is 5-10 in its last 15.
-- Royals lost 11 of their last 13 games. Angels are 5-6 in their last 11.
-- Bronx Bombers lost four of their last five games.

Totals
-- Five of Phillies' last seven games went over the total.
-- Seven of last eight Pirate games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 9-5-1 in last fifteen Washington games.
-- Under is 12-1-2 in Miami's last fifteen games.
-- Six of last seven Houston games went over the total.
-- Eight of last nine St Louis games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Arizona games went over the total.
-- Seven of last ten San Diego games went over the total.

-- Five of last six Oakland games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last seven Tampa Bay games stayed under.
-- Under is 9-3-2 in Baltimore's last fourteen games.
-- 14 of last 18 Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 18-9-2 in last 29 White Sox games.
-- Over is 6-2-1 in Angels' last nine games.
-- Under is 19-7 in last twenty-six Seattle games.

Umpires
-- Chi-Pitt-- Six of last eight Holbrook games went over the total.
-- Mil-Phil-- Last five O'Nora games stayed under the total.
-- Wsh-NY-- Rackley is a rookie ump; not enough data to judge him.
-- Atl-Mia-- Seven of last nine Diaz games went over the total.
-- Cin-Hst-- Four of last five Cederstrom games stayed under.
-- LA-StL-- Seven of last nine Reyburn games stayed under.
-- Col-Az-- Seven of last eight Wegner games stayed under total.
-- SD-SF-- All four Baker games stayed under the total.

-- A's-Tor-- Don't know who the umpire is here.
-- TB-Balt-- Don't know who the umpire is here.
-- Det-Cle-- Don't know who the umpire is here.
-- Bos-Tex-- Seven of last ten Guccione games went over.
-- Min-Chi-- Favorites won eight of last eleven Timmons games.
-- KC-LA-- Over is 8-3-1 in last dozen Randazzo games.
-- NY-Sea-- Under is 5-1-1 in last seven Gonzalez games.

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07/24/2012 03:11 PM

MLB

Tuesday, July 24

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7:05 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. BALTIMORE
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

7:05 PM
DETROIT vs. CLEVELAND
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

7:05 PM
CHI CUBS vs. PITTSBURGH
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

7:05 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. PHILADELPHIA
Milwaukee is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 18 games when playing Milwaukee
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

7:07 PM
OAKLAND vs. TORONTO
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Oakland

7:10 PM
ATLANTA vs. MIAMI
Atlanta is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home

7:10 PM
WASHINGTON vs. NY METS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets's last 11 games at home
NY Mets are 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

8:05 PM
BOSTON vs. TEXAS
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

8:05 PM
CINCINNATI vs. HOUSTON
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games

8:10 PM
MINNESOTA vs. CHI WHITE SOX
Minnesota is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Chi White Sox are 8-17 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against Minnesota

8:15 PM
LA DODGERS vs. ST. LOUIS
LA Dodgers are 8-17 SU in their last 25 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers

9:40 PM
COLORADO vs. ARIZONA
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Colorado
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

10:05 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. LA ANGELS
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kansas City's last 25 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
LA Angels are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Kansas City

10:10 PM
NY YANKEES vs. SEATTLE
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games at home

10:15 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

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07/24/2012 03:12 PM

MLB

Tuesday, July 24

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Tuesday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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STREAKING

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners (8-5, 2.82 ERA)

King Felix has returned to the Felix of old. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner threw eight innings of one-run ball, scattering eight hits to pick up his eighth win of the season against the Royals on Thursday. Even more impressive was his complete-game shutout over the high-powered Texas Rangers in his previous start on July 14. The 26-year-old should be up to an even tougher test Tuesday against the visiting Bronx Bombers.

Edinson Volquez, San Diego Padres (6-7, 3.34 ERA)

The Padres are finally starting to reap the benefits of the offseason trade that saw former staff ace Mat Latos back his bags for Cincinnati. Volquez, who was the key piece coming back to San Diego in the deal, has been rock solid in his last five starts.

Volquez threw a one-hit shutout against the lowly Astros on Thursday to notch his sixth win of the season and lower his ERA to 1.71 in July. There may be some value for his next road start in San Francisco on Tuesday.


SLUMPING

Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (12-5, 3.32 ERA)

Gonzalez hasn’t looked anything like an All-Star over his last five starts. The southpaw surrendered six earned runs in 3.1 innings pitched Thursday against the Mets, ballooning his ERA to 5.75 in July.

To make matters worse, the struggling lefty may not get much run support Tuesday in New York. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is a perfect 6-0 at home and is seeking his league-leading 14th win of the campaign.

Ubaldo Jimenez, Cleveland Indians (8-9, 5.24 ERA)

The Indians believed they hit the jackpot last July when they acquired Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies. The 28-year-old is rarely clocked at over 95 mph on the radar gun these days, a major decline from the fireballer who regularly registered triple digits earlier in his career.

Jimenez not only leads the AL in walks, but boasts an ugly 7.48 ERA in July. The righty has surrendered 18 earned runs in just four starts this month. Batters are taking advantage of his control issues, swatting five homers during that span. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera will be licking their lips when the Tigers roll into town Tuesday.

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