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On 08/02/2012 05:36 PM in MLB

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Dempster Makes Rangers Debut Against Angels

It won't be a long wait for Ryan Dempster to get a taste of pitching in the Texas heat, not to mention the heat of a pennant race he was acquired to help his new club win.

Dealt from the Chicago Cubs to Texas with no time to spare before Tuesday's trade deadline, Dempster takes the hill for his Rangers debut when they close out a 4-game series with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. Adding to the buzz of Dempster's first start for Texas is it will come against former Rangers hurler CJ Wilson who the Angels signed away last winter.

Dempster, a 3rd-round pick by Texas in 1995 before being traded away the following season, will deliver the first pitch Thursday at 8:05 p.m. (ET). Early MLB odds listed the Rangers -115 to -120, and the 9½-run total was priced 20 cents to the 'under.'

Both clubs bolstered their rotations with trades in the past few days. The Angels added Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers last weekend to put the Rangers in a position of beefing up their own rotation with Dempster. Texas has been hit hard with injuries to the starting staff, most recently losing both Colby Lewis and Neftali Feliz to season-ending elbow surgeries. Feliz's procedure was the most serious and will keep him out at least 12 months, while Lewis should be ready for spring training.

Texas also lost Derek Holland to a stint on the disabled list in June and the addition of Roy Oswalt wasn't working out with the veteran relegated to the bullpen after his effort on Monday in the series opener.

The Angels battered Oswalt and the Rangers for a 15-8 win in that game as +145 underdogs, then came back with a 6-2 win on Tuesday behind Jered Weaver in a game that closed as a pick on the baseball betting board. Texas had dropped eight of its last 12 and seen the AL West lead shrink to three games over the Halos heading into Wednesday's matchup that was still pending. The Rangers were priced at -165 with a 10½-run total in a mound duel between Yu Darvish and LA's Garrett Richards.

Dempster made 16 starts for the Cubs before the trade, falling to 5-5 on the campaign with consecutive defeats his last two trips to the mound for Chicago. His 2.25 ERA ranked second in the NL at the time of the trade. Thursday will be his career cherry vs. the Angels, and his last appearance at Rangers Ballpark came in 2007 when he was closing for the Cubs.

Wilson will be facing his former teammates for the fourth time this campaign, though his first appearance vs. the Rangers deserves an asterisk. Wilson pitched just a third of an inning in Texas on May 11 before rain stopped the game. He wound up the losing pitcher in that outing, but came back the next day to pitch 5-2/3 frames of an Angels 4-2 victory.

He earned another no-decision in a Halos win at Anaheim on June 2, tossing six shutout innings an a 3-2 final.

Despite this being Dempster's first career start vs. the Angels, one member of their lineup has plenty of experience against him. Albert Pujols, who homered twice on Tuesday, is 18-for-55 facing Dempster, swatting seven homers and also coaxing 11 walks along the way.

The umpire crew will complete a full circuit with Jim Joyce calling the balls and strikes in Game 4. The 25-year veteran brings a season mark of 12-9 'over' into the contest, including seven of his last 10 plate assignments jumping the total.

Temperatures are expected to approach 110º in the D-FW metroplex on Thursday. The thermometer should still be in triple digits for Dempster's first pitch, with a south wind at 12-15 mph.

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08/02/2012 05:39 PM

Atlanta Braves Look To Stay Hot Against Miami Marlins

A couple of young hurlers who could go head-to-head many times in the future will meet for the second time in their young careers when the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves wrap up their 4-game series Thursday.

Nate Eovaldi, recently acquired in the trade that sent Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers, gets the call for Miami in the 7:10 p.m. (ET) start at Turner Field. Mike Minor is in line for the Braves who were $1.70 favorites to open. Thursday's total started at 8½ ('under -120).

Atlanta continues to chase after the Washington Nationals in the NL East, moving to within 2.5-games following Tuesday's 7-1 decision over the Marlins in Game 2 of the set. The victory was the 7th-straight for the Braves who were out for No. 8 Wednesday as hefty two-dollar favorites behind a reborn Ben Sheets. The contest was still undecided at press, and Miami was sending Wade LeBlanc to the mound.

The Marlins have already waved a white flag in Ozzie Guillen's first season after plenty of hype entering 2012 behind a spending spree last winter and the opening of a new park. Miami hoped that adding Carlos Lee from the Houston Astros in early July might perk up the offense, but won only six of the first 18 games after his arrival before pulling the plug.

The Fish have been involved in four trades since adding Lee, including a deal that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers, but the really big swap was the transaction with LA. And the biggest asset in return from the Dodgers was Eovaldi, a former 11th-round pick out of Alvin, Texas.

Los Angeles called him up in late May when Ted Lilly went on the disabled list with shoulder issues, and Eovaldi made 10 starts with so-so stats and LA winning just twice. He won his first outing in a Marlins jersey last Saturday vs. the San Diego Padres, working into the sixth and allowing just a run in an eventual 4-2 victory as 140 home chalk.

Eovaldi pitched very well in Atlanta last September in his only experience against the Braves, tossing six 3-hit innings. He didn't factor into the decision, with the Dodgers needing 12 innings to pull off a 2-1 triumph. Minor mimicked Eovaldi in that matchup with six frames and just one run allowed, adding seven strikeouts to his linescore.

Minor looked as if he might be heading back to the minors in late-June before finding himself with four solid outings in July. The Braves managed to only split his four July efforts, but the southpaw pitched to a 1.98 ERA in a little more than 27 innings, and posted an excellent 26:4 K/BB ratio for the month.

One of the July starts was in Miami where Minor went seven and allowed two runs, getting no help from his lineup in a 2-1 Marlins win. He also beat them in Miami on June 7 (5 IP, 1 ER), but was bombed by the Fish in Atlanta a few weeks earlier when he failed to make it through the fifth and was charged with six runs.

The former Vanderbilt star continues to surrender long balls, serving up one each in his four July assignments. But the damage was far less with his free passes way down. Minor's success continuing is even more important now for the Braves who just placed 12-game winner Tommy Hanson on the DL with a strained back. Hanson started and won Game 1 of this series on Monday.

Miami recently lost Logan Morrison to the DL due to continuing trouble with his right knee he had tendon surgery on last winter. He could be facing a second surgery that would end his 2012 campaign.

Tuesday's win gave Atlanta an 8-2 edge in the season series, 3-1 at home. The totals were split 2-2 in the four played at Turner Field.

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08/02/2012 05:42 PM

Diamond Trends - Thursday

August 2, 2012


SU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Athletics are 11-0 since May 2011 as a home favorite of more than -110 beyond April when they are off a loss in which they had at least three times as many hits as runs for a net profit of $1060.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Marlins are 0-9 OU since July 15, 2011 as a dog when they are off a win in which they scored in at most two separate innings and it is not the first game of a series for a net profit of $900 when playing the under.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Reds are 13-0 since July 31, 2011 when Johnny Cueto starts as a 140+ favorite vs a team that has averaged 7+ strikeouts per game for a net profit of $1300.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Mets are 12-1 OU (5.4 rpg) since May 14, 2005 when playing a day game after scoring 3 runs or less and winning as a dog.

TODAY’S TRENDS:

-- The Red Sox are 0-7 since May 30, 2011 when Jon Lester starts as a favorite after his team scored a total of seven or more runs in his last start for a net profit of $1025 when playing against.

-- The Blue Jays are 0-8 OU since April 08, 2011 when playing a night game on the road after a loss in which they had fewer than five team-left-on-base for a net profit of $800 when playing the under.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/02/2012 05:42 PM

Diamond Trends - Thursday

August 2, 2012


SU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Athletics are 11-0 since May 2011 as a home favorite of more than -110 beyond April when they are off a loss in which they had at least three times as many hits as runs for a net profit of $1060.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Marlins are 0-9 OU since July 15, 2011 as a dog when they are off a win in which they scored in at most two separate innings and it is not the first game of a series for a net profit of $900 when playing the under.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Reds are 13-0 since July 31, 2011 when Johnny Cueto starts as a 140+ favorite vs a team that has averaged 7+ strikeouts per game for a net profit of $1300.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Mets are 12-1 OU (5.4 rpg) since May 14, 2005 when playing a day game after scoring 3 runs or less and winning as a dog.

TODAY’S TRENDS:

-- The Red Sox are 0-7 since May 30, 2011 when Jon Lester starts as a favorite after his team scored a total of seven or more runs in his last start for a net profit of $1025 when playing against.

-- The Blue Jays are 0-8 OU since April 08, 2011 when playing a night game on the road after a loss in which they had fewer than five team-left-on-base for a net profit of $800 when playing the under.

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08/02/2012 05:44 PM

Thursday Tips

August 1, 2012

The Thursday baseball card shoThwcases nine contests, including seven at night. We'll take a look at four of the bigger games, including the Athletics looking to stay red-hot at home against the struggling Blue Jays. The night begins in Washington with the first and last place teams hooking up inside the NL East.

Phillies at Nationals - 7:05 PM EST

Philadelphia dumped a pair of outfielders prior to Tuesday's trade deadline by sending Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence to the NL West. However, the Phillies rebounded from a three-game sweep at Atlanta to blank Washington in the series opener, 8-0 as $1.25 road underdogs. The Nationals still own the top spot in the NL East, but the Braves are lurking by sitting just 2 ½ games back heading into Thursday.

Cliff Lee dominated the Nationals in the opener, as another southpaw ace takes the mound on Thursday for the Phillies. Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.31 ERA) tries to rebound from a poor outing at Atlanta, just days after signing a six-year extension to remain in Philadelphia. Hamels allowed five runs (three earned) and walked six in five innings of a 6-1 loss. The Phillies aren't cashing when Hamels takes the mound of late, dropping five of his past six starts. In two starts against the Nationals this season, Hamels has beaten Washington each time, including a 9-3 victory as a short road favorite in early May.

The Nationals counter with Ross Detwiler (5-4, 3.24 ERA), who was knocked around in his last start at Milwaukee. The left-hander couldn't escape the fifth inning as the Brewers jumped out to a 4-0 lead, en route to a 6-0 victory. Detwiler received no help from his offense, which pounded out just four hits in Washington's first loss with him on the mound in his last five starts. The Nationals have cashed the 'over' in five straight home outings by Detwiler, as the Washington offense has scored at least five runs in each of those contests.

Twins at Red Sox - 7:10 PM EST

The last time these two teams hooked up at Target Field in April, Boston pulled out the broom and swept Minnesota in a three-game set. The Twins have come back to life following a slow start to the season, but Ron Gardenhire's club owns an 8-11 record since the All-Star break. The Red Sox have struggled to find consistency, even though Boston is coming off series victories over New York and Detroit this week.

One of the biggest mysteries coming out of Boston this season is the struggles of Jon Lester (5-8, 5.49 ERA). The southpaw has failed to put together a quality start in five of his last six outings, in spite of the Red Sox pulling out an 8-6 triumph in his last trip to the mound against the Yankees as $1.55 road underdogs. In this stretch, the 'over' has cashed five times, including four times at Fenway Park. Lester has by far been the biggest "money-burner" at home by losing 11.36 units in 12 starts at Fenway this season.

The Twins go for their fourth consecutive victory with Samuel Deduno (2-0, 3.13 ERA) on the mound, as the 29-year old from the Dominican Republic makes his third road start. Deduno is coming off back-to-back victories over the Royals and Indians, while allowing one earned run in each win. Minnesota is riding a healthy 'over' streak, by hitting in eight of the past 11 games, including five straight on the road.

Angels at Rangers - 8:05 PM EST

The race inside the AL West is tightening up as Los Angeles has captured four of the last six meetings with Texas. The lead has been trimmed to four games after the Halos dumped the Rangers in consecutive contests to start this crucial four-game set in Arlington. Ron Washington's team is just 4-6 the last nine games, but managed an 11-10 extra-innings triumph over the Angels on Wednesday.

The Rangers turn to newly acquired Ryan Dempster (5-5, 2.25 ERA), who was traded from the Cubs on Tuesday for the pennant push. Dempster has never pitched in Arlington in his career, while never facing the Angels in interleague play. The right-hander is coming off consecutive road losses at Pittsburgh and St. Louis as Dempster's name swirled around trade rumors to Atlanta or Los Angeles. In spite of the change in leagues, Dempster cashed the 'under' in his final five starts with the Cubs, while not allowing a run in five outings from June through mid-July.

A former Ranger gets the call on the Los Angeles side as C.J. Wilson (9-7. 2.88 ERA) is winless in his last six starts. The southpaw is fresh off quality starts in 12 of his last 14 appearances, including six scoreless against the Rangers in early June. Wilson didn't face Texas in the teams' last series in Southern California in late July, as the Rangers are 7-2 in his previous nine road outings.

Blue Jays at Athletics - 10:05 PM EST

Oakland is red-hot at the moment, winning 19 of 24 games in July to creep near the top of the AL Wild Card race. Toronto has gone backwards since winning six of eight games, as the Blue Jays dropped the all three contests at Seattle. The Jays are short-handed offensively with Jose Bautista, J.P. Arrencibia, and Adam Lind all sitting on the disabled list.

The last time these teams met at Rogers Centre, the A's grabbed two of three matchups, including a 16-0 drubbing of Toronto in the second game of the series. Bartolo Colon (7-8, 3.78 ERA) didn't face the Jays in that series, as the veteran goes for his second win in the last seven trips to the mound. The A's are 7-2 to the 'under' in Colon's previous nine starts, while going 4-2 in his last six outings at O.Co Coliseum.

Oakland owns a 16-4 record the last 20 home contests against right-handed starting pitchers, which includes losses to James Shields and Alex Cobb of Tampa Bay the last two days. Henderson Alvarez (7-7, 4.43 ERA) is coming off back-to-back underdog wins over Detroit and Boston, while silencing the potent Tigers' offense in a 5-1 triumph last Saturday. The Jays have won three of Alvarez's four starts against AL West opponents this season, with the lone loss coming in extra-innings at Texas.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/02/2012 05:47 PM

Phillies try to complete sweep Thursday in D.C.


PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (47-57)

at WASHINGTON NATIONALS (61-42)


First pitch: Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Philadelphia -110, Washington +100, Total: 7½

After making a flurry of moves to build for the future at the July 31 trading deadline, the last-place Philadelphia Phillies look for a sweep of the NL East-leading Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Two southpaws take the hill in this one with the newly-rich Cole Hamels facing off against Ross Detwiler. Hamels is amid another strong season for the Phillies, going 11-5 with a 3.31 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, striking out 138 batters in 138.2 innings this season. And, in his career, Hamels has dominated the Nationals. In 22 career starts he is 12-4 (his Phillies team is 17-5) with a 2.48 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, including 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his past nine starts in Washington. Detwiler is also having a good year, with a 3.54 ERA and 1.29 WHIP as a starter, having yielded just 22 walks in 84 innings. Detwiler’s numbers against the Phillies are far less impressive though, with a 1-3 record and 4.79 ERA in his five career starts versus them. However, in his most recent start last September, he outdueled Cliff Lee by throwing 7.1 shutout innings in a 3-0 victory. In terms of offense, Washington is much more capable of beating left-handed starters (17-13, .567), whereas the Phillies have been a dreadful 12-21 (.364) in this scenario. Take division-leading WASHINGTON to avoid the sweep here.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also favors the Nats:

PHILADELPHIA is 11-23 (32.4%, -18.1 Units) against the money line after having won 2 of their last 3 games this season. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 3.4, OPPONENT 4.6 - (Rating = 3*).

At the trade deadline, the Phillies gave up two-thirds of their outfield in Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino, but the past two games without them have been no problem. Philadelphia has outscored the Nationals 11-2 in the first two games of this series, hitting five home runs between the two games. Hamels, who just signed a six-year, $144M contract extension, however, has had his own problems with the longball—he’s given up 18 this year, including one in his last start when he gave up five runs (three earned) in five innings of work, walking an uncharacteristic six batters. He typically goes deep into games, averaging 6.9 innings per start, but if it’s a short outing for him, that’s bad news for the Phillies. They have a team bullpen ERA of 4.66 on the road this year, losing 10 of 16 decisions.

Detwiler has adjusted to the role of starter better lately, with a 3.06 ERA and 4-2 record in his past six outings since rejoining the rotation. And unlike Hamels, he has a phenomenal bullpen supporting him with a 3.49 ERA on the season, already with 34 saves and 302 K’s in 322.2 IP on the season. Especially as slight underdogs, the Nationals should be the play here with a dominant record, 25-16 (.610), against NL East foes, holding them to just 3.4 runs per game. The Phillies, conversely, are a miserable 13-25 (.342) against divisional opponents, allowing 4.6 runs per game.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/02/2012 05:48 PM

Thursday's betting tips: Dempster makes Rangers' debut

Weather to watch

St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies: A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms with winds expected to blow out to right field at 9 mph.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers: A balmy temperature of 103 F expected at game time. Winds will be blowing in from right field at 12 mph.

Who’s hot?

Michael Phelps – The American swimmer cruised through the anchor leg of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay to earn his record 19th career medal and 15th gold on Tuesday night. Phelps has three events to go at the London Games– the 200 individual medley, the 100 butterfly and the 4x100 medley relay.

Who’s not?

New York Yankees – The Bronx Bombers snapped a four-game losing skid Wednesday and have dropped nine of their last 13.

Key stat

By narrowly avoiding being no-hit by A.J. Burnett and the Pirates on Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs extended their MLB-leading active streak of consecutive games with at least one hit to 7,441.

Game of the day

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers- Ryan Dempster makes his Rangers debut.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Texas Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair a tear in his right elbow and will likely be sidelined until next summer. Feliz was 3-1, with a 3.16 ERA in eight games. He has been on the disabled list since May.

Notable quotable

“We'll see. There's no right or wrong decision. There's just journeys in life that we end up taking. We try to make the most out of those.”- Rangers pitcher Ryan Dempster on how he will fare against AL opponents.

Betting notes

- Manager Don Mattingly said newly acquired pitcher Brandon League will join Ronald Belisario as the Dodgers' primary eighth-inning relievers, with Kenley Jansen remaining as the team’s closer.

- Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera batted .344 with nine homers and 23 RBIs in July, his best monthly totals in all three categories this season.

- New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson elected to stand pat at the trading deadline - neither acquiring nor trading any talent. Alderson admitted while the team's struggles over the last three weeks were disconcerting, "it's not the end of the season," he said.

- The Reds, who already are without 1B Joey Votto, could miss second baseman Brandon Phillips for an extended period of time. He has left consecutive games with a strained left calf and told MLB.com, "I'm not going to be playing for a while."

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/02/2012 05:50 PM

Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

-- Albert Pujols homered twice for second night in row, but Angels blew leads in both 9th/10th inning and lost a bizarre game 11-10 in Texas.

-- Since July 1, Red Sox catchers are 19-103 with 50 strikeouts.

-- Didn't take Robert Griffin III long to land endorsement deals with both Subway and Dick's Sporting Goods.

-- USC point guard Jio Fontan has been cleared to play after tore his ACL last summer on a trip to Brazil. Very good news for the Trojans.

-- Ben Roethlisberger has had partially torn rotator cuff since November; why didn't he get it fixed over the winter?

-- College football season starts four weeks from tonight; good stuff.


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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind........

13) August 21 is Hunter Pence Bobblehead Night in Philly, where Pence no longer plays; should’ve sold the bobbleheads to the Giants, too.

12) Excellent week to be selling programs at Dodger Stadium; lot of new faces in the blue/white uniforms.

11) Record for most walk-off wins in one season is 18, by the ’59 Pirates. A’s have 12 right now.

Should be noted that the ’60 Pirates won the World Series. Hmmm

10) Saw this week where Justin Upton can veto trades to four teams: Bronx-Red Sox-Indians and Cubs. Odd group of clubs.

Why Bronx/Cubs and not Mets/White Sox?

9) Buffalo Bills have three QB’s; a guy from Harvard (Fitzpatrick), a guy from Coastal Carolina (Thigpen) and Vince Young. In my mind, if you’re a football player and Jeff Fisher didn’t want to deal with you, especially at a position as critical as QB, then I wouldn’t want you either.

8) RB Silas Redd ran for 1,241 yards and seven TDs as a sophomore at Penn State LY, which is why USC thought enough of him to add him to their stable of athletes. So far six PSU football players have transferred, to six different schools.

7) Worst part of Central Florida’s one-year basketball ban is that it makes their star player, Keith Clanton, eligible to be poached by other schools, a la Penn State’s football players. Clanton is good enough that someone will, unless Clanton likes being teammates with Michael Jordan’s son enough to stay at UCF.

6) From 2007-11, Red Sox were 283-168 (.627) in games decided by 3+ runs, an excellent mark. This year, they’re only 30-27 (.526) in games decided by 3+. Boston needs a healthy Beckett, or else.

5) There are over 9,000 legal sportsbooks in the United Kingdom.

4) Tim Capstraw used to be an assistant hoop coach at Siena and then head coach at Wagner; now he’s calling Olympic basketball games on TV. Surprised ESPN never gave him a look as an analyst; he's pretty good.

3) Doug Olsen pointed out on Twitter that Bill Self’s college hoop teams have been a #4 or better seed in the NCAA tournament 12 years in a row, the longest such streak since they started seeding those teams.

2) Olympics are only event I can think of where finishing second/third is a big deal. The bronze medal basketball game will be fiercely fought; much better to go home with a bronze than no medal at all.

1) In Ozzie Guillen’s first three years as a manager, his teams were 144-100 in games decided by 1-2 runs, 128-114 in games decided by 3+ runs.

In 5.5 years since then, his teams are 126-128 in 1-2 run games, 88-73 in games decided by 3+ runs. Don’t think his teams have gotten any worse. Is it possible he’s regressed as a manager? I’m just asking.

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08/02/2012 05:51 PM

MLB
Dunkel

LA Angels at Texas
The Rangers look to take advantage of an LA team that is 0-4 in C.J. Wilson's last 4 starts versus a team with a winning record. Texas is the pick (-115) according to Dunkel, which has the Rangers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-115). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

Game 951-952: San Diego at Cincinnati (12:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Ohlendorf) 16.386; Cincinnati (Cueto) 14.970
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-200); 8
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+170); Over

Game 953-954: NY Mets at San Francisco (3:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Young) 14.425; San Francisco (Zito) 15.428
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 7
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-130); Under

Game 955-956: Philadelphia at Washington (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Hamels) 14.311; Washington (Detwiler) 16.036
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-105); Under

Game 957-958: Miami at Atlanta (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Eovaldi) 14.511; Atlanta (Minor) 15.841
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1 1/2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-165); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-165); Over

Game 959-960: St. Louis at Colorado (8:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Lynn) 16.680; Colorado (White) 13.722
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 3; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A Over

Game 961-962: Minnesota at Boston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Deduno) 15.893; Boston (Lester) 14.579
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: Boston (-200); 10
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+170); Over

Game 963-964: LA Angels at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Wilson) 14.636; Texas (Dempster) 15.449
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-115); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-115); Under

Game 965-966: Cleveland at Kansas City (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Kluber) 13.868; Kansas City (Chen) 13.510
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-110); 10
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-110); Over

Game 967-968: Toronto at Oakland (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Alvarez) 15.093; Oakland (Colon) 15.607
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Oakland (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-140); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/02/2012 05:52 PM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, August 2

Hot pitchers
-- Cueto is 4-0, 2.92 in his last four starts.
-- Detwiler is 1-1, 2.89 in his last three starts.
-- Eovaldi is 2-1, 2.62 in his last four starts. Minor is 3-1, 3.06 in his last five.
-- Lynn is 3-0, 2.55 in his last four starts.

-- Deduno is 3-0, 3.06 in his last three starts.
-- Dempster was 5-2, 1.40 in his last seven starts for the Cubs.
-- Colon is 1-1, 2.91 in his last five starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Ohlendorf is 1-1, 5.00 in five starts for San Diego.
-- Young is 0-4, 6.00 in his last five starts. Zito is 0-1, 5.11 in his last two.
-- Hamels is 1-2, 4.67 in his last five starts.
-- Colorado lost White's last four starts (0-3, 9.37).

-- Lester is 0-3, 12.76 in his last four starts.
-- Wilson is 0-3, 4.86 in his last five starts.
-- BChen is 0-3, 8.31 in his last six starts. Kluber is making his first big league start here; he is 11-7, 3.59 in 21 AAA starts this year. He allowed four runs in 4.1 IP in three big league relief stints LY.
-- Alvarez has a 5.93 RA in his last seven starts.

Hot Teams
-- Reds won 12 of their last 13 games.
-- Mets won three of their last four games.
-- Washington won eight of its last eleven games. Phillies won six of nine.
-- Braves won ten of their last thirteen home games.
-- Cardinals won nine of their last twelve games.

-- Red Sox won four of their last five games. Minnesota won four of six.

Cold Teams
-- Padres lost four of their last five games.
-- Giants lost six of their last seven games.
-- Marlins lost ten of their last fourteen games.
-- Rockies lost nine of their last ten games.

-- Rangers lost eight of their last 13 games. Angels are 4-8 in last 12 on road.
-- Kansas City lost five of its last seven games. Indians lost last five games, outscored 41-11
-- Toronto lost nine of its last 15 games. Oakland lost three of four.

Totals
-- 13 of last 18 San Diego games went over the total.
-- Over is 15-9-2 in Mets' last 26 games
-- Eight of last twelve Philly games went over the total.
-- Ten of last fourteen Miami games stayed under.
-- Three of last four Colorado games went over the total.

-- Eight of last eleven Minnesota games went over the total.
-- 19 of last 26 Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 7-3-1 in last eleven Cleveland games.
-- Over is 6-3-1 in last ten Toronto games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: