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On 07/25/2012 11:15 AM in MLB
Struggling Red Sox Finish Series At Texas Rangers

The Boston Red Sox are making the wrong kind of history as they finish their 3-game series at the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

First pitch from the Lone Star State is 8:05 p.m. (ET). Josh Beckett will start for Boston and he’s one of the poster children for the team’s poor season. Texas will counter will lefty Derek Holland.

The Don Best odds screen is showing Texas -125 on the opener with a 10-run total.

The Red Sox (48-49) dropped the Monday series opener 9-1 despite having their 10-game winner Felix Doubront on the mound and facing a spot-starter in Scott Feldman. They’re now in a freefall with 4-straight losses and are below .500 at the latest point in a season since 2001.

Things won’t be getting any easier for Boston as slight ‘dogs on Tuesday night (result pending) before a weekend series at the rival New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers just made a huge move by acquiring Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, while the Red Sox will be sellers at the July 31 trade deadline if they continue to descend.

The Rangers (57-38) have beaten the Red Sox in all three meetings this year and the last four overall. They now lead the Angels by five games in the AL West as they shoot for their third-straight World Series appearance.

Beckett (5-8, 4.53 ERA) is one of the targets of Boston fans’ ire, still blaming him for the September collapse last year when he was one of several starters drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games.

The often ornery-Beckett never really accepted blame for that fiasco and hasn’t pitched well enough this year for fans to forget. The 32-year-old right-hander pitched pretty good through June (4.06 ERA), but has a 6.88 in three July starts.

Boston is just 1-6 in his last seven starts, scoring a total of eight runs in five of the losses. His ERA in the last six road starts is a solid 3.43, with the ‘under’ 4-1 in the last five of those.

Beckett is a native of Texas and is 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA in five lifetime starts at the Rangers. He did lose to them at home opposite Holland in April despite allowing just three earned runs over seven innings.

Holland (6-5, 4.84 ERA) is struggling to regain his 2011 form when he won 16 games with an ERA of 3.95.

The 25-year-old lefty looked good (1-0, 1.98 ERA) in his first two July starts after coming back from a DL stint with shoulder fatigue. However, he got lit up at the Angels last Friday in allowing two homers and six earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Holland needs to take care of business at home where he’s 2-3 with a 6.38 ERA compared to 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA away. He surrendered just two earned runs (four hits) over seven innings in that April win at Fenway.

Both teams are riding some ‘under’ streaks after the 10 combined runs on Monday dipped below the 10½-run total.

The ‘under’ is 7-0 in Texas’ last seven home games, 9-2 in Boston’s last 11 away and 12-0 in Boston’s last 12 against the AL West.
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07/25/2012 11:17 AM
Look For Offense When Cardinals Host Dodgers

A key battle between National League playoff contenders gets ESPN's prime-time treatment on Wednesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers play the third of a 4-game set in St. Louis against the Cardinals.

The 8:15 p.m. (ET) start from Busch Stadium features a pair of right-handers who were Cincinnati teammates briefly in 2006-07. Aaron Harang goes for LA while Kyle Lohse is on tap for St. Louis. Don Best is sending the Cardinals and Lohse out as $1.45 favorites, with an 8-run total shaded to the 'under.'

Baseball analyst Kenny White really likes the St. Louis lineup that he believes is the best offensive group in the majors. The Cards are averaging an NL-best 4.9 runs per game, a figure that would rise to an MLB-leading 5.3 rpg when factoring a designated hitter into the mix.

Harang (7-5, 3.46) will try and keep Redbird hitters off the pay station while keeping his fine month of July going. He is coming off an impressive outing at the New York Mets last Friday in which he surrendered just one run and four hits over five innings. He has been about a run better at home than on the road, however, and White expects Harang to struggle at Busch Stadium against this potent lineup.

Career numbers for Harang against the Cardinals include a 7-13 record in 24 starts with a 4.47 ERA.

Lohse (10-2, 2.71) continues to fly under the radar when NL Cy Young candidates are discussed, but he has been solid all season. The right-hander leads the St. Louis staff with 15 quality starts among his 20 assignments, and Lohse ranks fifth among all NL hurlers in ERA.

White believes Lohse has been a bit fortunate, however, and predicts the Dodgers will put some runs on the board Wednesday. Los Angeles stroked 11 hits against him when the clubs met at Chavez Ravine in May, the most any team has tallied vs. Lohse this year.

Hot, humid weather in the St. Louis area, plus Harang pitching on the road has White thinking an 8-8½ run total is a "cheap number."

Los Angeles extended its streak over St. Louis to 8-straight wins with a 5-3 decision in Monday's opener. The Dodgers were +130 underdogs in that contest, and the Cardinals were once again favored in Tuesday's game (-120) that was still pending.

The clubs close the series out Thursday afternoon, and Don Best will provide a preview of that game. Keep in touch with Major League Baseball all season by following line movement, lineup changes and the latest injuries news with Don Best Pro Odds.
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07/25/2012 11:22 AM
Around the Horn - Wednesday

July 25, 2012

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Washington at N.Y. Mets - 12:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Strasburg (10-4, 2.85 ERA) 57-39 OVER 6-3 L9 during day
Hefner (1-3, 5.85 ERA) 47-50 1-6 L7 home during day


-- Nationals beat Mets, 8-2 on Monday
-- Nationals beat Mets, 5-2 on Tuesday

Chicago at Pittsburgh - 12:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Dempster (5-4, 2.11 ERA) 40-56 UNDER 7-1 L8 away Game 3's
Correia (7-6, 4.31 ERA) 54-42 12-4 home off loss


-- Cubs beat Pirates, 2-0 on Monday
-- Cubs beat Pirates, 5-1 on Tuesday

Atlanta at Miami - 12:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hanson (10-5, 4.50 ERA) 53-44 9-2 away L11 off win
Nolasco (8-8, 4.55 ERA) 45-52 2-6 L8 during day


-- Marlins beat Braves, 2-1 on Monday
-- Braves beat Marlins, 4-3 on Tuesday

Milwaukee at Philadelphia - 1:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Estrada (0-4, 4.10 ERA) 44-52 5-3 L8 off 1-run loss
Worley (5-6, 3.82 ERA) 44-54 2-7 L9 home during day


-- Phillies beat Brewers, 7-6 on Monday
-- Phillies beat Brewers, 7-6 on Tuesday

San Diego at San Francisco - 3:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Marquis (3-5, 3.79 ERA) 41-58 5-1 L6 away Game 3's
Lincecum (4-10, 5.72 ERA) 55-42 UNDER 10-3 home Game 3's


-- Giants beat Padres, 7-1 on Monday
-- Giants beat Padres, 3-2 on Tuesday

Cincinnati at Houston - 8:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Bailey (9-6, 3.74 ERA) 57-40 2-5 L7 on Wednesdays
Norris (5-8, 5.33 ERA) 34-64 UNDER 6-1-1 L7 home Game 3's


-- Reds beat Astros, 8-3 on Monday
-- Reds beat Astros, 4-2 on Tuesday

Los Angeles at St. Louis - 8:15 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Harang (7-5, 3.46 ERA) 53-45 3-9 L9 away Game 3's
Lohse (10-2, 2.71 ERA) 51-46 UNDER 10-2-1 L13 home off win


-- Dodgers beat Cardinals, 5-3 on Monday
-- Cardinals beat Dodgers, 8-2 on Tuesday

Colorado at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Francis (2-2, 5.24 ERA) 36-60 UNDER 7-0 L7 away Game 3's
Cahill (8-8, 3.77 ERA) 49-48 12-2 L14 home vs LHP


-- Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 6-3 on Monday
-- Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 6-2 on Tuesday


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota at Chicago - 2:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Blackburn (4-5, 7.46 ERA) 40-57 5-3 L8 away during day
Peavy (7-7, 3.22 ERA) 52-45 7-2 L9 home Game 3's


-- White Sox beat Twins, 7-4 on Monday
-- White Sox beat Twins, 11-4 on Tuesday

Kansas City at Los Angeles - 3:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hochevar (6-8, 4.91 ERA) 41-55 3-6 L9 away during day
Weaver (12-1, 2.20 ERA) 53-45 5-0 L5 home Game 3's


-- Angels beat Royals, 6-3 on Monday
-- Royals beat Angels, 4-1 on Tuesday

N.Y. Yankees at Seattle - 3:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Nova (10-4, 4.10 ERA) 58-39 7-1 L8 away Game 3's on Tuesdays
Iwakuma (1-2, 4.86 ERA) 43-56 0-6 L6 home off win


-- Yankees beat Mariners, 4-1 on Monday
-- Mariners beat Yankees, 4-2 on Tuesday

Tampa Bay at Baltimore - 7:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Price (13-4, 2.64 ERA) 50-47 2-5 L7 away Game 2's
Gonzalez (2-1, 2.61 ERA) 51-46 8-4 home vs LHP


-- Rays beat Orioles, 3-1 on Tuesday

Detroit at Cleveland - 7:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Scherzer (9-5, 4.61 ERA) 52-45 2-5 L7 away Game 2's
Lowe (8-8, 5.04 ERA) 49-48 2-10 L12 Game 2's


-- Indians beat Tigers, 3-2 on Tuesday

Oakland at Toronto - 7:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Griffin (2-0, 2.70 ERA) 52-44 6-0 L6 on Wednesdays
Romero (8-6, 5.22 ERA) 48-48 7-2 L9 home Game 2's


-- Athletics beat Blue Jays, 7-2 on Tuesday

Boston at Texas - 8:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Beckett (5-8, 4.53 ERA) 49-49 1-5 L6 away off win
Holland (6-5, 4.84 ERA) 57-39 14-3 home off loss


-- Rangers beat Red Sox, 9-1 on Monday
-- Red Sox beat Rangers, 2-1 on Tuesday

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Around the Horn - Wednesday

July 25, 2012

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Washington at N.Y. Mets - 12:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Strasburg (10-4, 2.85 ERA) 57-39 OVER 6-3 L9 during day
Hefner (1-3, 5.85 ERA) 47-50 1-6 L7 home during day


-- Nationals beat Mets, 8-2 on Monday
-- Nationals beat Mets, 5-2 on Tuesday

Chicago at Pittsburgh - 12:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Dempster (5-4, 2.11 ERA) 40-56 UNDER 7-1 L8 away Game 3's
Correia (7-6, 4.31 ERA) 54-42 12-4 home off loss


-- Cubs beat Pirates, 2-0 on Monday
-- Cubs beat Pirates, 5-1 on Tuesday

Atlanta at Miami - 12:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hanson (10-5, 4.50 ERA) 53-44 9-2 away L11 off win
Nolasco (8-8, 4.55 ERA) 45-52 2-6 L8 during day


-- Marlins beat Braves, 2-1 on Monday
-- Braves beat Marlins, 4-3 on Tuesday

Milwaukee at Philadelphia - 1:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Estrada (0-4, 4.10 ERA) 44-52 5-3 L8 off 1-run loss
Worley (5-6, 3.82 ERA) 44-54 2-7 L9 home during day


-- Phillies beat Brewers, 7-6 on Monday
-- Phillies beat Brewers, 7-6 on Tuesday

San Diego at San Francisco - 3:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Marquis (3-5, 3.79 ERA) 41-58 5-1 L6 away Game 3's
Lincecum (4-10, 5.72 ERA) 55-42 UNDER 10-3 home Game 3's


-- Giants beat Padres, 7-1 on Monday
-- Giants beat Padres, 3-2 on Tuesday

Cincinnati at Houston - 8:05 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Bailey (9-6, 3.74 ERA) 57-40 2-5 L7 on Wednesdays
Norris (5-8, 5.33 ERA) 34-64 UNDER 6-1-1 L7 home Game 3's


-- Reds beat Astros, 8-3 on Monday
-- Reds beat Astros, 4-2 on Tuesday

Los Angeles at St. Louis - 8:15 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Harang (7-5, 3.46 ERA) 53-45 3-9 L9 away Game 3's
Lohse (10-2, 2.71 ERA) 51-46 UNDER 10-2-1 L13 home off win


-- Dodgers beat Cardinals, 5-3 on Monday
-- Cardinals beat Dodgers, 8-2 on Tuesday

Colorado at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Francis (2-2, 5.24 ERA) 36-60 UNDER 7-0 L7 away Game 3's
Cahill (8-8, 3.77 ERA) 49-48 12-2 L14 home vs LHP


-- Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 6-3 on Monday
-- Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 6-2 on Tuesday


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota at Chicago - 2:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Blackburn (4-5, 7.46 ERA) 40-57 5-3 L8 away during day
Peavy (7-7, 3.22 ERA) 52-45 7-2 L9 home Game 3's


-- White Sox beat Twins, 7-4 on Monday
-- White Sox beat Twins, 11-4 on Tuesday

Kansas City at Los Angeles - 3:35 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hochevar (6-8, 4.91 ERA) 41-55 3-6 L9 away during day
Weaver (12-1, 2.20 ERA) 53-45 5-0 L5 home Game 3's


-- Angels beat Royals, 6-3 on Monday
-- Royals beat Angels, 4-1 on Tuesday

N.Y. Yankees at Seattle - 3:40 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Nova (10-4, 4.10 ERA) 58-39 7-1 L8 away Game 3's on Tuesdays
Iwakuma (1-2, 4.86 ERA) 43-56 0-6 L6 home off win


-- Yankees beat Mariners, 4-1 on Monday
-- Mariners beat Yankees, 4-2 on Tuesday

Tampa Bay at Baltimore - 7:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Price (13-4, 2.64 ERA) 50-47 2-5 L7 away Game 2's
Gonzalez (2-1, 2.61 ERA) 51-46 8-4 home vs LHP


-- Rays beat Orioles, 3-1 on Tuesday

Detroit at Cleveland - 7:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Scherzer (9-5, 4.61 ERA) 52-45 2-5 L7 away Game 2's
Lowe (8-8, 5.04 ERA) 49-48 2-10 L12 Game 2's


-- Indians beat Tigers, 3-2 on Tuesday

Oakland at Toronto - 7:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Griffin (2-0, 2.70 ERA) 52-44 6-0 L6 on Wednesdays
Romero (8-6, 5.22 ERA) 48-48 7-2 L9 home Game 2's


-- Athletics beat Blue Jays, 7-2 on Tuesday

Boston at Texas - 8:10 PM EST (Game 3/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Beckett (5-8, 4.53 ERA) 49-49 1-5 L6 away off win
Holland (6-5, 4.84 ERA) 57-39 14-3 home off loss


-- Rangers beat Red Sox, 9-1 on Monday
-- Red Sox beat Rangers, 2-1 on Tuesday

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07/25/2012 11:24 AM
Diamond Trends - Wednesday

July 25, 2012

SU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Brewers are 0-15 since April 03, 2011 as a road dog and it is the last game of the series after playing in a night game for a net profit of $1500 when playing against.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The White Sox are 10-0 OU since April 08, 2011 as a 140+ favorite vs a team that has lost at least their last two games for a net profit of $1000 when playing the over.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Cardinals are 10-0 since May 18, 2011 when Kyle Lohse starts as a home 140+ favorite vs a team that has averaged 7+ strikeouts per game for a net profit of $1000.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Red Sox are 11-2 (3.6 rpg) 2011 as a dog off a win vs. this team in which they never trailed.

TODAY’S TRENDS:

-- The Phillies are 8-0 since June 29, 2011 when Vance Worley starts as a favorite after more strikeouts than hits allowed for a net profit of $800.

-- The Royals are 5-0 since April 10, 2011 when Luke Hochevar starts as a road dog when the start time is earlier than 4:00 PM local time for a net profit of $825.
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07/25/2012 11:26 AM
Wednesday's betting tips: The Astros can't buy a win

Weather to watch

Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers: Wind expected to be blowing in from right field. Temperatures could exceed 100 F.

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox: A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms prior to the game scheduled to begin at 2:10 ET. Strong 20+ mph winds expected to be blowing from right to left.

Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals: Temperatures expected to be over 100 F for first pitch with 14 mph winds blowing out to left field.

Who’s hot?

The Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers are all riding five-game winning streaks heading into Tuesday night’s action.

Who’s not?

The New York Mets have dropped 10 of their last 11 games prior to Tuesday’s tilt with the Nationals.

Key stat

The Houston Astros have dropped 19 of their last 21 games heading into play Tuesday and are 0-11 since May 10 at home after a 5-plus run loss in a night game.

Game of the day

Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals (-150)

Injury not to be overlooked

Nationals’ right fielder Jayson Werth is nearing a return from the 60-day DL and is set to return in early August. The slugger went 0-for-3 in a Triple-A rehab game Monday.

Notable quotable

"I don't know how many teams are interested in a 5-plus ERA guy."- Brewers starting pitcher Randy Wolf on his own trade value.

Notes and tips

The Nashville Predators retained the services of franchise defenseman Shea Weber Tuesday by matching the offer sheet submitted by the Philadelphia Flyers on June 18. Weber, who was a restricted free agent, agreed to a 14-year, $110 million contract with the Flyers.

Bettors who have picked the under are 6-0-0 in the Dodgers’ last six contests.
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07/25/2012 11:26 AM
Armadillo: Wednesday's six-pack

-- I wrote earlier tonight that Carl Crawford is hurt again; apparently not, they are just taking him out of close games in late innings because they do not want him hurting his bad elbow making throws from the outfield. Did I mention he's also 0 for his last 15, and I am an idiot for playing him?

-- Dodgers liberated Hanley Ramirez from Florida, for Nathan Eovaldi-- there were other smaller pieces involved.

-- Top basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins was 36-41 from the foul line at the Peach Jam tournament. Someone who actually practices FTs!!!!

-- Alex Rodriguez got drillled by Felix Hernandez last night and broke his left hand. He makes $185,185.19 per game, so if he missed 15 games, he is making $2,777,777.78 for sitting there, doing nothing.

-- Pirates traded for Wandy Rodriguez; yes, the Pirates are adding pieces at the trading deadline. Must be an exciting time for Buc fans......

-- That said, Pittsburgh scored one run the last two nights, against a bad Cub team. Might want to add a bat (Victorino???) too.


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Armadillo: Wednesday's List of 13: Random mid-week thoughts.........

13) I think mainstream media underreports how important it is for small market baseball teams to stay in contention thru July, so that the owners don’t give up and sell their more marketable older players elsewhere for prospects before the July 31 trade deadline.

Tears the heart out of the fans to give up like that, with the Ichiro Suzuki trade a notable exception. Ichiro was an expensive, fading superstar in decline on a bad team; to get his salary off the books allows them to move and prepare for the future. Ichiro makes $17M a year.

12) Pro golfers are allowed to carry 14 clubs in their bag during a round; I’m wondering in what percentage of rounds do they use all 14 clubs?

11) Penn State has 39 freshman/redshirt freshman football players, all of whom are free to leave and play somewhere else, without sitting out a year. If they stay, they’ll never play in a bowl game or the Big Dozen conference championship games. It a lot of them leave, the program will be decimated after this season. Unfortunate yet interesting situation.

10) Wall Street Journal reports that of the 204 countries sending teams to the Olympics in London later this week, 80 have never won a medal.

9) Major League Baseball attendance is up 5.5% from this time LY.

8) Umpire Paul Emmel has worked the plate 20 times this season; 19 of those 20 games went over the total. Beckett-Cliff Lee was the matchup in that 20th game.

7) If you care about such things, the US Olympic basketball team was a 10.5-point favorite over Spain Tuesday. Wonder what the spread is going to be for that Tunisia game. Thank God we have Boeheim on the bench for all that tactical advice that'll be needed to fend off Nigeria.

6) Giants are having what they’re calling training camp here in Albany starting later this week, but its really just 14 practices, since 2-a-days are a thing of the past. What used to be called training camp, grueling practices in the summer heat, is now largely obsolete/against the rules.

5) Not even sure what the point is of the Giants packing everything up and moving it three hours north, just for 14 practices.

4) Happy birthday to former Braves catcher (and 1978 NL All-Star) Biff Pocoroba, who turns 59 Wednesday. One of my boyhood heroes.

3) UNLV is recruiting Reggie Theus Jr,, a hooper from Fairfax High in LA and son of the former UNLV/NBA star; what might make it awkward is that Rebel coach Dave Rice beat out the elder Theus for the UNLV head coaching job in spring of ’11.

2) If you take CC Sabathia's salary and add it to Alex Rodriguez' salary, it is more than the entire Oakland A's payroll for this year. Moneyball!!!!!

1) Officially started my NFL research tonight, getting the NFL Record and Fact Book at Barnes and Noble after work. Only seven weeks until Dallas plays the Giants in the regular season opener.
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07/25/2012 11:28 AM
MLB
Dunkel

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh
The Cubs look to build on their 6-1 record in Ryan Dempster's last 7 starts. Chicago is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Cubs favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+110). Here are all of today's picks.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

Game 951-952: Washington at NY Mets (12:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Strasburg) 16.119; NY Mets (Hefner) 13.613
Dunkel Line: Washington by 2 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-170); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-170); Over

Game 953-954: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh (12:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Dempster) 16.065; Pittsburgh (Correia) 14.874
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+110); Under

Game 955-956: Atlanta at Miami (12:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hanson) 15.586; Miami (Nolasco) 14.604
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-115); Over

Game 957-958: Milwaukee at Philadelphia (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Estrada) 14.684; Philadelphia (Worley) 15.890
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-125); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-125); Under

Game 959-960: San Diego at San Francisco (3:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Marquis) 15.546; San Francisco (Lincecum) 15.070
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-180); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+160); Over

Game 961-962: Cincinnati at Houston (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Bailey) 16.095; Houston (Norris) 12.813
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 3 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-150); Under

Game 963-964: LA Dodgers at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Harang) 15.491; St. Louis (Lohse) 16.737
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 9
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-150); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-150); Over

Game 965-966: Colorado at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Francis) 14.790; Arizona (Cahill) 14.567
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Arizona (-175); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+155); Under

Game 967-968: Minnesota at Chicago White Sox (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Blackburn) 13.302; White Sox (Peavy) 15.150
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 2; 9
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-210); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-210); Under

Game 969-970: Kansas City at LA Angels (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Hochevar) 14.546; LA Angels (Weaver) 15.140
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-230); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-230); Over

Game 971-972: NY Yankees at Seattle (3:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Nova) 16.071; Seattle (Iwakuma) 15.769
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-180); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-180); Under

Game 973-974: Tampa Bay at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Price) 15.198; Baltimore (Gonzalez) 14.338
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-140); 8
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-140); Over

Game 975-976: Detroit at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Scherzer) 16.333; Cleveland (Lowe) 14.753
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-130); 9
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-130); Over

Game 977-978: Oakland at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Griffin) 17.125; Toronto (Romero) 15.788
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Toronto (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+110); Under

Game 979-980: Boston at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Beckett) 14.532; Texas (Holland) 15.476
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 11
Vegas Line: Texas (-130); 10
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-130); Over
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Wednesday, July 25

Hot pitchers
-- Dempster is 5-1, 0.92 in his last six starts. Correia is 5-0, 4.59 in his last six starts; Pirates scored 30 runs in his last four.
-- Lincecum allowed two runs in 15 IP in his last two starts.
-- Bailey is 4-0, 2.64 in his last four starts.
-- Lohse is 5-1, 2.02 in his last nine starts. Harang is 2-0, 3.79 in his last three.
-- Francis is 2-1, 3.50 in his last seven starts.

-- Minnesota won eight of last nine Blackburn starts, scoring 58 runs.
-- Weaver is 6-0, 1.51 in his last six starts. Hochevar is 3-1, 2.50 in his last six starts.
-- Price is 4-0, 1.78 in his last five starts. Gonzalez is 2-1, 2.79 in three starts.
-- Scherzer is 3-0, 2.88 in his last four starts.
-- Griffin is 2-0, 2.70 in his first five MLB starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Strasburg is 1-3, 4.44 in his last five starts. Hefner is 1-2, 7.47 in his three starts for the Mets.
-- Hanson has a 7.27 RA in his last six starts. Nolasco is 0-2, 6.35 in his last couple starts.
-- Worley is 1-2, 6.75 in his last four starts. Estrada is 0-1, 3.58 in his last five starts.
-- Marquis has a 6.37 RA in his last seven starts.
-- Norris is 0-7, 8.91 in his last seven starts.
-- Cahill is 3-3, 6.75 in his last six starts.

-- Peavy is 1-6, 3.68 in his last seven starts.
-- Nova is 1-2, 5.84 in his last four starts. Iwakuma is 0-1, 5.06 in his three starts for Seattle.
-- Lowe is 1-2, 9.74 in his last four starts.
-- Romero is 0-5, 8.67 in his last five starts.
-- Beckett is 1-1, 7.41 in his last three starts. Holland is 2-2, 6.59 in his last five outings.

Hot Teams
-- Braves won 11 of their last 16 games.
-- Phillies won seven of their last ten games.
-- Pirates won 12 of their last 16 home games, but scored only one run in their last two games. .
-- Nationals are 8-4 in their last twelve road games.
-- Reds won 13 of their last 15 games.
-- Cardinals won four of their last five games. Dodgers won five of last six.
-- Arizona won its last eight home games, scoring 62 runs.
-- San Francisco won nine of its last eleven games overall.

-- A's won 15 of their last 17 games. Toronto won three of last four.
-- Detroit won 13 of its last 16 games.
-- Baltimore won five of its last seven games.
-- Mariners won seven of their last eleven games.

Cold Teams
-- Brewers lost ten of their last thirteen road games.
-- Cubs are 6-10 in last 16 road games, but won last two.
-- Mets lost eleven of their last twelve games.
-- Marlins lost six of their last seven games.
-- Astros lost 21 of their last 23 games.
-- Colorado lost eight of its last ten games.
-- Padres lost three of their last four games.

-- Indians lost seven of their last eleven games.
-- Tampa Bay are 3-5 in their last eight road games.
-- Red Sox are 6-12 in their last 18 games. Texas lost four of last six.
-- White Sox lost six of their last nine games. Minnesota is 5-11 in its last 16.
-- Royals lost 11 of their last 14 games. Angels are 5-7 in their last 12.
-- Bronx Bombers lost five of their last six games.

Totals
-- Six of Phillies' last eight games went over the total.
-- Eight of last nine Pirate games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 10-5-1 in last sixteen Washington games.
-- Under is 13-1-2 in Miami's last sixteen games.
-- Six of last eight Houston games went over the total.
-- Eight of last ten St Louis games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last six Arizona games went over the total.
-- Seven of last eleven San Diego games went over the total.

-- Six of last seven Oakland games stayed under the total.
-- Seven of last eight Tampa Bay games stayed under.
-- Eight of last ten Cleveland games stayed under the total.
-- 15 of last 19 Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 18-10-2 in last 30 White Sox games.
-- Over is 6-3-1 in Angels' last ten games.
-- Under is 20-7 in last twenty-seven Seattle games.

Umpires
-- Chi-Pitt-- Over is 12-4-1 in last seventeen Fletcher games.
-- Mil-Phil-- Eight of last ten Fairchild games stayed under.
-- Wsh-NY-- Over is 13-7 in Wolf games this season.
-- Atl-Mia-- Road team won eight of eleven Estabrook games.
-- Cin-Hst-- Under is 9-2-1 in last dozen Muchlinski games.
-- LA-StL-- Under is 7-2-1 in last ten Kellogg games.
-- Col-Az-- Seven of last eight Bell games stayed under total.
-- SD-SF-- Underdogs are 11-6 in Nauert's last 17 games.

-- A's-Tor-- Six of last seven Layne games stayed under total.
-- TB-Balt-- Favorites won six of last seven Barry games.
-- Det-Cle-- Under is 10-6-1 in last 17 Runge games.
-- Bos-Tex-- Three of last four Tschida games went over total.
-- Min-Chi-- Under is 11-4-3 in last 18 Hernandez games.
-- KC-LA-- Road team won five of last seven Davidson games.
-- NY-Sea-- Under is 5-1-1 in last seven Gonzalez games.
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Wednesday, July 25

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12:10 PM
WASHINGTON vs. NY METS
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

12:35 PM
CHI CUBS vs. PITTSBURGH
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

12:40 PM
ATLANTA vs. MIAMI
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta

1:05 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. PHILADELPHIA
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Philadelphia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

2:10 PM
MINNESOTA vs. CHI WHITE SOX
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games

3:35 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. LA ANGELS
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
LA Angels are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing Kansas City
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home

3:40 PM
NY YANKEES vs. SEATTLE
NY Yankees are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games at home

3:45 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
San Diego is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against San Diego
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

7:05 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. BALTIMORE
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay

7:05 PM
DETROIT vs. CLEVELAND
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Detroit

7:07 PM
OAKLAND vs. TORONTO
Oakland is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Oakland

8:05 PM
BOSTON vs. TEXAS
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

8:05 PM
CINCINNATI vs. HOUSTON
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

8:15 PM
LA DODGERS vs. ST. LOUIS
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 10 games

9:40 PM
COLORADO vs. ARIZONA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


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