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On 07/27/2012 10:59 AM in MLB

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Streaking Reds Pay Visit To Struggling Rockies

Their road trip off to a perfect start, the streaking Cincinnati Reds head to Colorado for a weekend series against the struggling Rockies.

Friday's opener is a mix of young and old on the mound as veteran Bronson Arroyo meets rookie Drew Pomeranz in the 8:40 p.m. (ET) start. Arroyo and the Reds opened as 125 favorites and the Don Best Pro Odds listed 10½ for the total.

Both clubs enjoyed Thursday off, and Cincinnati hopes the break doesn't interrupt the 7-game win streak it brings into the Mile High City. We mentioned a week ago how a thrilling rally from a 6-0 deficit against the Diamondbacks could propel the Reds into their series opener vs. Milwaukee, and that has certainly been the case following a home sweep of the Brewers last weekend before brooming the Astros in Houston to begin this road trip.

The streak helped Cincinnati to a 2.5-game cushion atop the NL Central standings above the Pittsburgh Pirates who were opening a 4-game series in Houston on Thursday. The schedule points to the next few weeks as being an excellent time for the Reds to increase that lead; starting with this series in Denver, seven of Cincinnati's next eight series are against teams sporting sub-.500 records.

While the Reds are enjoying good times, it has been anything but fun for Jim Tracy and the Rockies for a while now. Colorado's last sniff of .500 came May 2, and the club is following up a 9-18 month of June with a 7-13 record so far in July, 4-8 since the all-star break. The Rocks will begin this series 17.5-games behind the front-running San Francisco Giants in the NL West.

Good news for Cincinnati is Arroyo has posted four quality outings among his most recent five starts. More good news is the fact the wiry right-hander has pitched better on the road than at home, with his ERA away from Porkopolis a little more than a half-run lower than when he climbs the hill at Great American Ball Park.

Ah, but pitching at Coors Field is a little different than the average road assignment, and the bad news is the Denver diamond has never treated Arroyo kindly. Dating back to his days with the Red Sox, Arroyo's four starts in the Mile High City have all ended in defeat for his clubs with his ERA at a nice fat 8.83.

Pomeranz is still looking for his first home win in five starts at Coors this year. The Rockies managed to win two of those outings, but the rookie southpaw didn't factor in either decision. Seven tries over his short career at home have yielded just one dubya for Pomeranz, and that came in his major league debut last September when he tossed five shutout innings against the Reds.

A biceps injury, along with Padres hitters, stopped his last start after Pomeranz had thrown only 53 pitches. He was charged with seven runs in the 9-5 setback at San Diego, and is reportedly free of pain after a bullpen session earlier this week.

Colorado has a long list of players on the disabled list, but is expected to get 1B Todd Helton back for this set. The veteran has been out since before the All-Star Game with a hip injury, and the Rockies also lost 1B Jason Giambi to the DL recently due to a lingering virus. Michael Cuddyer has been manning first in their absence.

Cincinnati is also playing without its all-star first baseman since Joey Votto underwent left knee surgery shortly after the midseason break. Votto is expected to be out until mid-August, with Todd Frazier and Miguel Cairo filling in at the right corner of the infield.

The Reds took two of three from the Rockies in Cincinnati back in late-May, all three games going 'over' the total. Colorado owns a 49-29 advantage at home in the all-time series, taking two of three played in Denver last year and 12 of the last 13 tilts at Coors Field.

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07/27/2012 11:03 AM

Red Sox Start Tough Series At New York Yankees

The Boston Red Sox are in bad need of wins, but head into one of the toughest venues in all of sports on Friday night, Yankee Stadium.

Phil Hughes and the Yanks are laying $1.45 on the Don Best odds screen with a big total of 11. Boston will counter with Aaron Cook and the game will get underway at 7:05 p.m. (ET) from the Bronx.

This total would normally be in the 9-9½ range. Don Best MLB analyst Kenny White believes one reason is that Cook is an average hurler now at age 33. Hughes is also a fly-ball pitcher and that can be dangerous in the new Yankee Stadium where his career ERA is just 4.56. That average pitching is going against two very good offensive clubs.

Cook (2-3, 3.50 ERA) has only thrown 36 innings this season, but has a tough test against the Yankees lineup even without third baseman Alex Rodriguez. He’s out up to eight weeks with a broken hand and is being replaced by the capable Eric Chavez. The recent addition of Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki also helps mitigates any damage.

The former Colorado Rockies starter has just three strikeouts in 33 innings, relying on great control with just three total walks. Cook’s one lifetime appearance at New York was last year with Colorado, surrendering five earned runs over 5 2/3 innings in an 8-3 defeat. He will experience real pressure pitching in this park in a Red Sox uniform.

Hughes (9-8, 4.09 ERA) is not the quality of pitcher expected a couple of years ago after going 18-8. That version had a 94 mph fastball, which has dipped since. He has learned how to pitch with the lower velocity and his walk-rate is down to 2.2 per nine innings. His strikeout rate is a respectable 8.03.

The 26-year-old right-hander has been pretty consistent in making his 20th start of the season. His ERA over his last five starts is just 2.25, with the worst of those outings at Boston on July 7th (five runs and 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings). Only three of those runs were earned.

Don Best’s White believes the Red Sox lineup is about to take off with Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford and Dustin Pedroia all back from injury. They are a game below .500 at 49-50, but have hit Hughes well in the past and should have success on Friday.

Boston is just 1-5 versus New York this year, with all coming at home. This is the first of nine in the Bronx in the second half, with the Red Sox going 7-2 there last season.

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07/27/2012 11:05 AM

Diamond Trends - Friday

July 27, 2012

SU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Rangers are 14-0 since July 08, 2011 as a home favorite when they lost the last time they faced this starting pitcher for a net profit of $1400 dollars.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Indians are 14-0-1 OU since April 10, 2011 on the road vs a team that has lost at least their last three games for a net profit of $1400 when playing the over.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Reds are 0-10 since August 26, 2006 when Bronson Arroyo starts after facing 25 or fewer hitters at home and they won in his previous start for a net profit of $1172 when playing against.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Diamondbacks are 1-15 (-2.9 rpg) since 2009 with a total between 7.5 and 9 after a game where they struck out at least 14 times.

TODAY’S TRENDS:

-- The Astros are 0-10 since June 16, 2011 when Jordan Lyles starts when he is off a start in which their team scored first and lost for a net profit of $1000 when playing against.

-- The Angels are 0-6 since May 19, 2011 when Dan Haren starts vs a team that lost their starters last two starts for a net profit of $825 when playing against.

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07/27/2012 11:07 AM

Around the Horn - Friday

July 26, 2012


NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis at Chicago - 2:20 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Lynn (12-4, 3.10 ERA) 53-46 OVER 7-2 L9 away Game 1's
Wood (4-5, 4.33 ERA) 40-57 7-0 L7 home during day


-- Cardinals beat Dodgers, 7-4 on Thursday
-- Cubs lost to Pirates, 3-2 on Wednesday

San Diego at Miami - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Wells (1-3, 4.00 ERA) 42-58 5-1 L6 away off win
Zambrano (5-8, 4.42 ERA) 45-53 2-6 L8 on Fridays


-- Padres beat Giants, 6-3 on Wednesday
-- Marlins lost to Braves, 7-1 on Wednesday

Philadelphia at Atlanta - 7:35 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Hamels (11-4, 3.23 ERA) 45-54 1-5 L6 away Game 1's
Sheets (2-0, 0.00 ERA) 54-44 3-12 L15 home vs LHP


-- Phillies beat Brewers, 7-6 on Wednesday
-- Braves beat Marlins, 7-1 on Wednesday

Pittsburgh at Houston - 8:05 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Karstens (3-2, 3.52 ERA) 56-42 OVER 5-2 L7 away Game 2's
Lyles (2-7, 5.50 ERA) 34-66 9-4 L13 home Game 2's


-- Pirates beat Astros, 5-3 on Thursday

Washington at Milwaukee - 8:05 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Detwiler (5-3, 3.01 ERA) 59-39 11-5 away Game 2's
Fiers (3-4, 1.96 ERA) 44-54 UNDER 6-3 L9 vs LHP


-- Nationals beat Brewers, 8-2 on Thursday

Cincinnati at Colorado - 8:40 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Arroyo (5-6, 3.98 ERA) 58-40 7-2 L9 away vs LHP
Pomeranz (1-5, 4.98 ERA) 37-60 2-5 L7 home off win


-- Reds beat Astros, 5-3 on Wednesday
-- Rockies beat Diamondbacks, 4-2 on Wednesday

N.Y. Mets at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Niese (7-4, 3.59 ERA) 48-51 2-5 L7 away Game 2's
Collmenter (2-2, 3.82 ERA) 49-50 6-2 home on Fridays


-- Mets beat Diamondbacks, 3-1 on Thursday

Los Angeles at San Francisco - 10:15 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Fife (0-0, 1.50 ERA) 53-47 UNDER 5-2 L7 away Game 1's
Cain (10-3, 2.74 ERA) 55-43 8-1 L9 home off loss


-- Dodgers lost to Cardinals, 7-4 on Thursday
-- Giants lost to Padres, 6-3 on Wednesday


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Oakland at Baltimore - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Parker (7-4, 3.00 ERA) 53-45 UNDER 8-3 L11 away off loss
Britton (1-0, 3.60 ERA) 52-47 2-5 L7 home Game 1's


-- Athletics lost to Blue Jays, 10-4 on Thursday
-- Orioles beat Rays, 6-2 on Thursday

Boston at N.Y. Yankees - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Cook (2-3, 3.50 ERA) 49-50 UNDER 11-1 L12 away off loss
Hughes (9-8, 4.09 ERA) 59-39 12-3 home Game 1's


-- Yankees beat Mariners, 5-3 on Wednesday
-- Red Sox lost to Rangers, 5-3 on Wednesday

Detroit at Toronto - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Porcello (7-5, 4.40 ERA) 53-46 6-10 away Game 1's
Villanueva (5-0, 2.86 ERA) 49-49 2-6 home Game 1's off win


-- Tigers lost to Indians, 5-3 on Thursday
-- Blue Jays beat Athletics, 10-4 on Thursday
Chicago at Texas - 8:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Sale (11-3, 2.37 ERA) 53-45 UNDER 7-2 L9 away Game 1's
Darvish (11-6, 3.88 ERA) 58-39 6-2 home on Fridays


-- White Sox beat Twins, 8-2 on Wednesday
-- Rangers beat Red Sox, 5-3 on Wednesday

Cleveland at Minnesota - 8:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Tomlin (5-7, 5.34 ERA) 50-49 11-4 L15 away Game 1's
Diamond (8-4, 3.16 ERA) 40-58 5-3 L8 home Game 1's


-- Indians beat Tigers, 5-3 on Thursday
-- Twins lost to White Sox, 8-2 on Wednesday

Tampa Bay at Los Angeles - 10:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Cobb (4-7, 5.05 ERA) 51-48 UNDER 5-1 L6 away Game 1's
Haren (7-8, 4.76 ERA) 54-45 7-2 L9 Game 1's


-- Rays lost to Orioles, 6-2 on Thursday
-- Angels beat Royals, 11-6 on Wednesday

Kansas City at Seattle - 10:10 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Guthrie (0-1, 9.00 ERA) 41-57 2-6 L8 away Game 2's
Beavan (5-6, 5.54 ERA) 44-57 1-7 home on Fridays


-- Mariners beat Royals, 4-1 on Thursday

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07/27/2012 11:10 AM

Lookin' to August

July 27, 2012

Schedule Outlook - American League
September may be when playoff spots are earned but August is a critical month in the baseball season. Teams are looking to make moves in late July to make a final push and August is where teams will either hold on and stay in the race or fall out of contention. The top teams also may have an opportunity to pull away in the standings. Here is a look at the American League schedules in August and which teams have the best and worst slates ahead.

Favorable Schedules

New York Yankees: The first place Yankees own the largest lead in any division in baseball and that gap could grow even further in August even with some of the recent injuries for New York. The Yankees will play a fairly even home and road split with 15 home games and 13 road games but none of the travel is significant, with Chicago being the furthest destination. Only 13 of the games in the month will come against teams with a winning record right now and the biggest games come at home with a four-game set with the Rangers followed by three with the Red Sox. The Yankees get home games with the Mariners and Blue Jays and also have 10 games against the AL Central for a relatively light slate for the month.

Baltimore Orioles: Many expect Baltimore to fall off the map at some point and while the Orioles have slipped from the strong early season pace they are still hanging around in the playoff picture and sitting in second place in the division. If Baltimore does start to fade further in August, the schedule won't be to blame as Baltimore draws one of the more favorable paths in the AL. Seventeen of the 28 games will be at home and only four of those home games will be against winning teams. The Orioles do have some tough road games with two in New York, as well as three-game sets in Tampa, Detroit, and Texas but if the Orioles take care of business at home they should enter the final month with plenty to play for. Getting seven games with the Mariners and Royals early in the month could provide a boost in Baltimore.

Detroit Tigers: The Tigers have made a bit of a run in the second-half of the season to get right back into the division race with the White Sox. It was a disappointing first-half but the Tigers are right where they need to be thanks to likely the weakest division in baseball in the AL Central. Detroit has a great opportunity ahead in August to pick up a few games on the rest of the division with arguably the weakest schedule among the five AL Central teams. Detroit will play 17 of 27 games at home and only 13 games will be against winning teams for the month. Detroit does have to play at Texas but the other road games are all against losing teams including the Twins and the Royals. Detroit has a huge four-game set with the Yankees at Comerica Park that should be a good measuring stick to see if this team is really a serious AL contender.

Oakland Athletics: The hottest team in baseball in July has the opportunity to keep it going in August with a favorable schedule ahead. Only 10 of 28 games in the month will be against teams that currently have a winning record and outside of three games with the Angels the home schedule is very favorable. Oakland does have some long travel with trips to Chicago, Kansas City, Tampa, and Cleveland but none of those games look overly formidable. The Athletics don't play the Yankees or Rangers in the month and missing the AL's best two teams certainly is better than the alternative. While Oakland likely won't be able to keep up the current pace, this team is likely to still be relevant in the playoff picture deep into August with this schedule.

Unfavorable Schedules

Toronto Blue Jays: The Blue Jays are barely below .500 at this point despite being a last place team but it will be very impressive if Toronto can stay close to .500 after what could be a brutal month of August. Toronto opens the month with the final game of a series in Seattle and then all other 28 games in the month will be against winning teams. Toronto will have to play all three current division leaders in the month including six games with the Yankees as well as games with both of the top teams in the AL Central. Texas and red hot Oakland are on the schedule as are the Rays and Orioles. 17 of the last 29 games in the month will be road games including finishing up the west coast trip early in August and even though the Jays have a history of being a better second half team it will be a tough journey this season.

Kansas City Royals: The Royals have to be considered one of the most disappointing teams in baseball this year and the turnaround seasons for Washington, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore only adds insult to the dire situation in Kansas City. While the playoffs are out of the question a positive final two months might be helpful looking forward. Kansas City won't have an easy draw in August as 22 of 29 games will be against teams with winning records, having to play 10 AL East games as well as three-game home sets with the Rangers and Athletics. The AL Central leading White Sox also face the Royals six times in August and 15 of the 29 games will be on the road with two east coast trips.

Minnesota Twins: While the Twins have played a bit better ball in the last two months there is little hope for making a run in what will be a second straight ugly season in Minneapolis. August will likely be a long month with 18 of 29 games on the road including long trips both to the East and West Coast. At one point the Twins will play 17 of 23 games on the road and seven of 11 home games in the month will be against winning teams. Only a four-game home set with the Mariners followed up by a series in Kansas City entering into September looks like a favorable set on the August schedule that features the Red Sox, Rays, Tigers, A's, and Rangers.

Seattle Mariners: The one team not in contention in the AL West will have the toughest slate in August having to play 16 of 27 games on the road. The Mariners do have four off days in the month but that also means they have long travel ahead with games in New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Sixteen of the 27 games will be up against winning teams including twelve of the 16 road games. Nine of those games will be in consecutive road games in a long trip that features the east coast and southern California. Don't expect a late surge from this Mariners team as August will likely bury the team further in the standings.



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07/27/2012 11:17 AM

Sale, Darvish open Sox-Rangers series Friday

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (53-45)

at TEXAS RANGERS (58-39)


First pitch: Friday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Texas -130, Chicago +120, Total: 9

The leaders of the AL Central and AL West divisions will come to blows for a three-game series beginning Friday night in Arlington, TX.

Coming off a three-game sweep of the Twins, the White Sox recovered nicely from a five-game road losing skid preceding the sweep. Chicago ace Chris Sale takes the hill for the White Sox on Friday, coming off his worst start of the season, allowing five earned runs in seven innings to the Tigers. But on the season, the southpaw has a 2.39 ERA and 1.00 WHIP as a starter. And while the Rangers win at an impressive rate versus righties (41-25, .621), their 17-14 mark against lefties is less than overwhelming. Sale faces a fellow young star in rookie Yu Darvish, who has a 3.88 ERA and 1.37 WHIP for the season. While Darvish is able to miss a lot of bats with 132 strikeouts in 116 innings, he also walks more than a batter every two innings with 61 free passes already this season. Sale, by contrast, has 29 walks in 117.2 frames. The White Sox also swept the Rangers earlier this month, outscoring Texas 26-7 in that series. As underdogs, take the better pitcher and CHICAGO to win this one.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also favors the White Sox:

Play On - Road teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (CHICAGO WHITE SOX) - average offensive team (4.7 to 5.2 runs/game) against a good starter (ERA<=4.20) (AL), with an on base percentage of .300 or worse over their last 10 games. (46-20 since 1997.) (69.7%, +28.3 units. Rating = 3*).

Before Sale got shelled his last time out, he was on a hot streak in which he had gone 8-0 in 10 starts, registering a 1.61 ERA. One of those starts was in the sweep against the Rangers, his only career start against Texas, in which he allowed one earned runs in 7.1 innings as his team cruised to a 19-2 victory. The concerning part about the White Sox has to be their road play, with the five-game losing skid all coming on the road, but they’re still 26-23 (.531) away from home. With a 4-2 record against the Rangers, they’ve also wrecked AL West foes, posting an 11-6 (.647) record this season. Take the money here and play on Chicago.

Darvish faces a team that could easily punish him if he walks too many batters—never having faced the White Sox in his career, they have the fourth-most long balls in the majors (120) and place sixth in runs (466). While Darvish is coming off a strong seven-inning, two-run showing against the Angels, he was shelled his last time out to the tune of seven earned runs in 6.1 innings versus the Mariners. Sale has given up more than three earned runs just twice this season; Darvish has done it five times, including twice in his past four starts. Play against the home team here.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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07/27/2012 11:19 AM

Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

So you want to be a football coach? These are career stops along the way of a current NFL head coach. As you can see, John Fox has worked his way to the top…….

1976-77—Player (DB), San Diego State.
1978—Ass’t coach, San Diego State.
1979-- Ass’t coach, US International.
1980-- Ass’t coach, Boise State.
1981-- Ass’t coach, Long Beach State.
1982-- Ass’t coach, Utah.
1983-- Ass’t coach, Kansas.
1984-- Ass’t coach, Iowa State.
1985-- Ass’t coach, LA Express, USFL..
1986-88-- Ass’t coach, Pitt Panthers.
1989-91-- Ass’t coach, Pittsburgh Steelers.
1992-93-- Ass’t coach, San Diego Chargers
1994-95, Ass’t coach, Oakland Raiders.
1996—Consultant, St Louis Rams.
1997-2001, Ass’t coach, New Jersey Giants.
2002-10—Head coach, Carolina Panthers.
2011-present—Head coach, Denver Broncos.


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Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Random stuff on a summer day............

13) Over/under totals on gold medals won at the London Olympics: USA: 38.5. China: 36.5. Germany: 15.5. Australia, 14.

12) $80M is expected to be wagered on the London Olympics, or about 10% of what was bet on Euro Cup soccer tournament earlier this summer.

11) Wednesday, Miami Marlins became the first team since 1914 to steal 7+ bases in a game and still score less than two runs. Quite a season they’re having, and not in a good way.

10) On June 1, Johan Santana threw 134 pitches in his no-hitter, the first in Mets’ history. Since then, he is 3-5, 6.54, and is now on the DL with an ankle injury. Mets are 2-11 in their last 13 games. Those are the facts; draw your own conclusions.

9) Houston Astros have fallen off the cliff, losing 23 of last 25 games, getting outscored by 75 runs during that time. You look at their team, and other than maybe 2B Altuve, LF Martinez and P Norris, its hard to tell if they have any pieces to build around.

8) When SMU hired Larry Brown as basketball coach, Brown cut some of the returning players from LY’s 20-win team, including the point guard. New assistant coach Tim Jankovich brought his PG in from Illinois State; kid played 28 mpg there LY as a freshman, but he can’t play this year, since he transferred.

Going to be interesting to see how long the nomadic Brown, who is 71, lasts at SMU. Mustangs will be in the Big East next year, by the way.

7) Orioles are 19-7 in 1-run games this season; they’re 5-13 in last 18 games that were decided by more than one run.

6) In 1970, the Vikings beat Dallas 54-13, which is still the worst loss by a team that went on to play in the Super Bowl that season. Just thought you’d like to know.

5) North Carolina-Texas-Butler-Marquette are in Maui Classic this fall. USC is there too, with three transfers eligible who are hoping to invigorate a team that was pummeled by injury LY.

4) Villanova had a bad year LY, going 13-19, 5-13 in the Big East; for some bizarre reason, their two starting guards both declared for the NBA Draft, but neither was selected. What jackasses are advising these kids?

If your team is 13-19, chances are neither guard was of NBA-quality, but the kids listened to the wrong people and are now screwed, as is Villanova, which will be both young and thin at guard this season.

3) Reds have won Homer Bailey’s last seven road starts; they’re quietly 18 games over .500.

2) While most Big Dozen football coaches said they wouldn’t make the first move regarding poaching Penn State’s football players, Illinois had eight assistant coaches in State College. Hey its perfectly legal, and if you need a talent upgrade, why not?

1) If you wager on the ponies and you're not following DDLohaus' picks on this website (every Sat/Sun, random plays during week) you're not doing your best to win money. He's a very good handicapper.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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07/27/2012 11:20 AM

MLB
Dunkel

Detroit at Toronto
The Blue Jays look to build on their 4-0 record in Carlos Villanueva's last 4 home starts. Toronto is the pick (-110) according to Dunkel, which has the Blue Jays favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-110). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Game 951-952: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (2:20 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Lynn) 16.890; Cubs (Wood) 15.773
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-160); No Total
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-160); N/A

Game 953-954: San Diego at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Wells) 15.300; Miami (Zambrano) 13.767
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Miami (-135); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+115); Under

Game 955-956: Philadelphia at Atlanta (7:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Hamels) 14.970; Atlanta (Sheets) 15.422
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-110); Over

Game 957-958: Pittsburgh at Houston (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Karstens) 15.144; Houston (Lyles) 12.964
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 2; 8
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-145) 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-145); Under

Game 959-960: Washington at Milwaukee (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Detwiler) 14.555; Milwaukee (Fiers) 15.224
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-130); Under

Game 961-962: Cincinnati at Colorado (8:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Arroyo) 15.967; Colorado (Friedrich) 14.586
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-120); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-120); Over

Game 963-964: NY Mets at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Niese) 14.261; Arizona (Collmenter) 15.069
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-140); 9
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-140); Over

Game 965-966: LA Dodgers at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Fife) 15.337; San Francisco (Cain) 16.316
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 6
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 967-968: Detroit at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Porcello) 15.890; Toronto (Villanueva) 17.055
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Toronto (-110); 9
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-110); Under

Game 969-970: Oakland at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Parker) 16.859; Baltimore (Britton) 14.555
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 2 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-110); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-110); Over

Game 971-972: Boston at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Cook) 14.426; NY Yankees (Hughes) 14.170
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-160); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+140); Over

Game 973-974: Chicago White Sox at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Sale) 16.465; Texas (Darvish) 15.582
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Texas (-130); 9
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (+110); Under

Game 975-976: Cleveland at Minnesota (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Tomlin) 14.196; Minnesota (Diamond) 14.587
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Minnesota (-120); 9
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-120); Under

Game 977-978: Tampa Bay at LA Angels (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Cobb) 14.980; LA Angels (Haren) 15.580
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 9
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-165); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-165); Over

Game 979-980: Kansas City at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Guthrie) 13.942; Seattle (Beavan) 15.633
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Seattle (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-130); Over

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07/27/2012 11:21 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, July 27

Hot pitchers
-- Lynn is 2-0, 0.47 in his last three starts.
-- Hamels is 2-1, 3.02 in his last six starts. Sheets is 2-0, 0.00 (12 IP) in his first two starts for Atlanta.
-- Karstens is 3-0, 1.86 in his last four starts.
-- Fiers is 2-2, 1.10 in his last six starts. Washington won last four Detwiler starts (1-0, 1.29 in his last two).
-- Arroyo is 2-1, 3.38 in his last four starts.
-- Collmenter is 2-0, 2.45 in his last four starts. Niese is 3-1, 3.19 in his last six outings.
-- Fife allowed one run in six IP in his first '12 start.

-- Porcello is 3-0, 2.97 in his last five starts. Villanueva is 3-0, 1.47 in his last three starts.
-- Parker is 5-1, 2.78 in his last seven starts. Britton is 1-0, 3.60 in his two starts this season.
-- Hughes is 2-2, 2.75 in his last five starts.
-- Sale is 3-1, 2.17 in his last five starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Wood is 1-2, 9.72 in his last three starts.
-- KWells is 0-2, 6.60 in his last three starts. Zambrano is 1-5, 8.67 in his last eight starts.
-- Lyles is 0-3, 8.74 in his last four starts.
-- Pomeranz is 0-2, 13.50 in his last couple starts.
-- Cain is 1-1, 4.94 in his last four starts.

-- Cook is 0-2, 4.19 in his last three starts.
-- Darvish is 1-2, 5.31 in his last three starts.
-- Tomlin is 1-3, 9.64 in his last four road starts. Diamond is 3-3, 4.66 in his last seven starts.
-- Cobb is 1-4, 7.66 in his last five starts. Haren has a 7.34 RA in his seven starts since June 1.
-- Guthrie is 0-3, 6.29 in his last five starts. Beavan has a 7.67 RA in his last five starts.

Hot Teams
-- Cardinals won seven of their last eight games. Cubs won 10 of their last 12 games at Wrigley.
-- Padres won eight of their last twelve games.
-- Phillies won their last four games, scoring 25 runs. Braves won five of their last seven home games.
-- Pirates won seven of their last nine games.
-- Nationals are 10-4 in their last fourteen road games.
-- Reds won their last seven games, allowing 18 runs.
-- Arizona won eight of its last ten home games, but lost last two.
-- Dodgers won five of their last seven games. Giants won nine of 12.

-- Detroit won 14 of its last 18 games.
-- A's won 16 of their last 19 games.
-- Rangers won four of their last five home games. White Sox won their last three games, scoring 26 runs, but they've lost five in a row on the road.
-- Indians won three of their last four games.
-- Angels won six of their last eight home games.

Cold Teams
-- Marlins lost seven of their last eight games.
-- Astros lost 24 of their last 26 games.
-- Brewers lost their last seven games, allowing 40 runs.
-- Rockies lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Mets lost twelve of their last fourteen games.

-- Blue Jays are 5-6 in their last eleven home games.
-- Baltimore lost three of its last four games.
-- Bronx lost five of its last seven games. Red Sox lost five of six.
-- Twins lost six of their last eight games.
-- Tampa Bay is 4-6 in its last ten road games.
-- Seattle lost seven of its last nine home games. Royals lost 12 of their last 16 games overall.

Totals
-- Nine of last twelve St Louis games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 8-4 in San Diego's last twelve games.
-- Five of last seven Atlanta home games went over.
-- Over is 6-3-1 in last ten Houston games.
-- Over is 3-1-1 in last five Washington games.
-- Ten of last eleven Pittsburgh games stayed under.
-- Over is 13-6-1 in Mets' last twenty games.
-- Six of last nine San Francisco games went over.

-- Under is 5-1-1 in last seven Detroit games.
-- Seven of last nine Baltimore games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 5-1-1 in Boston's last seven games.
-- 16 of last 20 Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Nine of last twelve Cleveland games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last ten Tampa Bay games stayed under.
-- Under is 22-7 in last twenty-nine Seattle games.

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07/27/2012 11:22 AM

MLB

Friday, July 27

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Trend Report
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2:20 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. CHI CUBS
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis's last 16 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 16 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis

7:05 PM
BOSTON vs. NY YANKEES
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 13 games on the road
Boston is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Boston

7:05 PM
OAKLAND vs. BALTIMORE
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Baltimore is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Baltimore is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

7:07 PM
DETROIT vs. TORONTO
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Detroit is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

7:10 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. MIAMI
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 14 of San Diego's last 21 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against San Diego

7:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. ATLANTA
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

8:05 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. TEXAS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Texas
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

8:05 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. HOUSTON
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

8:10 PM
CLEVELAND vs. MINNESOTA
Cleveland is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

8:10 PM
WASHINGTON vs. MILWAUKEE
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games

8:40 PM
CINCINNATI vs. COLORADO
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Colorado
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

9:40 PM
NY METS vs. ARIZONA
NY Mets are 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
NY Mets are 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets

10:05 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. LA ANGELS
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games

10:10 PM
KANSAS CITY vs. SEATTLE
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Seattle's last 15 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

10:15 PM
LA DODGERS vs. SAN FRANCISCO
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

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