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08/09/2012 12:39 PM

MLB
Short Sheet

Thursday, August 9

National League

Miami at NY Mets, 12:10 ET
Johnson: 2-9 TSR away pitching off a team win
Dickey: 7-1 TSR pitching on 5 or 6 days rest

San Francisco at St. Louis, 1:45 ET
Bumgarner: San Francisco 21-10 Over away with a total of 7.5 runs or less
Wainwright: St. Louis 28-13 SU off a loss by 4+ runs

Arizona at Pittsburgh, 4:05 ET
Saunders: Arizona 35-22 SU after losing 3 of their last 4 games
Rodriguez: Pittsburgh 20-46 SU in August

Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 ET
Leake: 9-1 TSR pitching off BB team losses
Volstad: 0-10 TSR as an underdog

Washington at Houston, 8:05 ET
Zimmermann: Washington 17-5 SU off BB wins by 2 runs or less
Harrell: Houston 3-21 SU after losing 12+ of their last 15 games


American League

NY Yankees at Detroit, 1:05 ET
Kuroda: Yankees 23-11 SU away off a win by 4+ runs
Fister: 17-5 Under pitching off a team loss

Toronto at Tampa Bay, 1:10 ET
Alvarez: Toronto 9-19 SU after scoring 2 runs or less
Moore: Tampa Bay 10-1 SU off 5+ Unders

Boston at Cleveland, 7:05 ET MLB
Doubront: Boston 12-18 SU off BB losses
Jimenez: Cleveland 17-6 SU at home off a win by 4+ runs

Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:05 ET MLB
Smith: Kansas City 15-41 SU away vs. left-handed starters
Chen: Baltimore 11-4 SU off a win by 4+ runs

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cnotes Posts:24352 Followers:32
08/09/2012 12:40 PM

Thursday's betting tips: A new order in the S.F. bullpen

Weather to watch

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs: A 60 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the evening. Winds are expected to blow in from right field at 15 mph.

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers: A 70 percent chance of rain for this afternoon tilt.

Who’s hot?

The Baltimore Orioles have won five straight and eight of 10. The Orioles have collected 60 wins so far this season compared to 69 all last year.

Who’s not?

The Chicago Cubs were swept for the ninth time Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to the Padres. Chicago has been outscored 40-16 during its eight-game losing streak.

Key stat

24- The number of games the Pittsburgh Pirates have won by a single run this season (MLB best). Pittsburgh is 54-1 when leading after seven innings, and closer Joel Hanrahan leads the National League with 33 saves.

Game of the day

San Francisco Giants @ St. Louis Cardinals (-134, 7.5)

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko suffered a mild concussion in Tuesday night's game against the Royals. He was held out of Wednesday's contest and will be re-evaluated on Friday. Konerko is batting .318 with 18 home runs and 54 RBIs in 101 games this season.

Notable quotable

"Why not legalize sports betting? When it’s regulated, it’s safer. There’s no hanky-panky.” –Sacramento Kings owner Joe Maloof.

Betting news and notes

Blue Jays hurler Henderson Alvarez has yet to figure out the Rays, going 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA in three career starts against them. Tampa Bay has homered six times off Alvarez in just 19 innings.

Santiago Casilla is no longer San Francisco’s closer after blowing five of his last 10 save opportunities. Right-hander Sergio Romo and southpaws Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez will share the duties.

The Orioles are expected to call up prized prospect Manny Machado from Double-A Bowie prior to Thursday's contest with the Royals. Machado is the third overall pick of the 2010 amateur draft.

Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said that first baseman Joey Votto , who has been taking batting practice and running sprints, still needs to practice sliding before he can be activated from the disabled list.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/09/2012 12:42 PM

Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

CBSSports.com took a survey of 100+ college basketball coaches this July, as to who the most overrated coach in the country is. Here are their results……..

23%-- Roy Williams, UNC-- Has had two plum jobs, Carolina/Kansas.

17%-- Rick Barnes, Texas-- Production hasn't matched the talent.

11%-- Scott Drew, Baylor-- Myself, I think this is unfair, but so be it.

9%-- Steve Lavin, St John's-- Will miss departed tactician Dunlap.

6%-- Wright, Villanova-- Starting guards left early, weren't drafted.

6%-- Howland, UCLA-- People forget he won at Northern Arizona.

4%-- Boeheim, Syracuse-- Doesn't complicate things; has won for years.

4%-- Amaker, Harvard-- Didn't win at Michigan or Seton Hall.


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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud.....

13) Mike Trout homered on his 21st birthday Tuesday, only fifth player ever to do so: Jason Heyward-Frank Robinson-Alex Rodriguez-Ted Williams are other four. Pretty good club to belong to.

12) Angels swung at 47 Bartolo Colon pitches Tuesday and missed only once, but they also got only four hits on 20 balls they put in play. Colon keeps hitters off balance extremely well.

11) Big series with the Halos/A’s in Oakland this week; attendance was disappointing: 13,341/15,458/21,150. Too bad; the A’s are a fun team to watch, and they have a shot at making the playoffs.

10) Penn State’s football uniforms will have players’ names on the back this year, just not all the names they wanted; nine players have transferred, five recruits for 2013 have de-committed.

9) Padres’ closer Huston Street hasn’t allowed a run since June 17. Good to see the Padres signed him to an extension rather than trade him at the trading deadline for prospects.

8) Out in Seattle, Oliver Perez has very quietly posted a 2.08 ERA as a lefty out of the Mariner bullpen. He’d be an interesting piece for a team (Angels?) struggling with their relief pitching.

7) Baltimore Orioles have now won their last twelve extra inning games; Bronx Bombers lost their last eight one-run games.

6) Arizona traded for 3B Chris Johnson; the former Astro has five homers in his first eight games with the Snakes. Not really sure why Houston traded him.

5) All of a sudden Carl Crawford played in nine straight games; guess the doctors’ advice about him sitting out now and then, which caused quite a stir last week, doesn’t hold anymore, if it ever existed in first place.

4) Former UCLA/Bucks’ star Marques Johnson came out before the quarterfinals and predicted the US Olympic team wouldn’t win the gold medal, citing less-than-stellar USA defense. Americans were a 33-point favorite over Australia, and won by 33, after Aussies had game as close as six early in the third quarter.

3) Its rained hard Wednesday at Kiawah Island, site of this weekend’s PGA Championship, as remnants of a tropical storm pummel coastal area; cynical pundits have already dubbed this weekend The Pour at the Shore.

2) Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but in fact, there are 11,842 lakes in Jesse Ventura’s home state.

1) Glad to see FOX hired Mike Martz as an analyst on NFL games; can’t wait to see how he does on TV. Some of those production meetings during the week with other coaches could be interesting.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24352 Followers:32
08/09/2012 12:42 PM

Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

CBSSports.com took a survey of 100+ college basketball coaches this July, as to who the most overrated coach in the country is. Here are their results……..

23%-- Roy Williams, UNC-- Has had two plum jobs, Carolina/Kansas.

17%-- Rick Barnes, Texas-- Production hasn't matched the talent.

11%-- Scott Drew, Baylor-- Myself, I think this is unfair, but so be it.

9%-- Steve Lavin, St John's-- Will miss departed tactician Dunlap.

6%-- Wright, Villanova-- Starting guards left early, weren't drafted.

6%-- Howland, UCLA-- People forget he won at Northern Arizona.

4%-- Boeheim, Syracuse-- Doesn't complicate things; has won for years.

4%-- Amaker, Harvard-- Didn't win at Michigan or Seton Hall.


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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud.....

13) Mike Trout homered on his 21st birthday Tuesday, only fifth player ever to do so: Jason Heyward-Frank Robinson-Alex Rodriguez-Ted Williams are other four. Pretty good club to belong to.

12) Angels swung at 47 Bartolo Colon pitches Tuesday and missed only once, but they also got only four hits on 20 balls they put in play. Colon keeps hitters off balance extremely well.

11) Big series with the Halos/A’s in Oakland this week; attendance was disappointing: 13,341/15,458/21,150. Too bad; the A’s are a fun team to watch, and they have a shot at making the playoffs.

10) Penn State’s football uniforms will have players’ names on the back this year, just not all the names they wanted; nine players have transferred, five recruits for 2013 have de-committed.

9) Padres’ closer Huston Street hasn’t allowed a run since June 17. Good to see the Padres signed him to an extension rather than trade him at the trading deadline for prospects.

8) Out in Seattle, Oliver Perez has very quietly posted a 2.08 ERA as a lefty out of the Mariner bullpen. He’d be an interesting piece for a team (Angels?) struggling with their relief pitching.

7) Baltimore Orioles have now won their last twelve extra inning games; Bronx Bombers lost their last eight one-run games.

6) Arizona traded for 3B Chris Johnson; the former Astro has five homers in his first eight games with the Snakes. Not really sure why Houston traded him.

5) All of a sudden Carl Crawford played in nine straight games; guess the doctors’ advice about him sitting out now and then, which caused quite a stir last week, doesn’t hold anymore, if it ever existed in first place.

4) Former UCLA/Bucks’ star Marques Johnson came out before the quarterfinals and predicted the US Olympic team wouldn’t win the gold medal, citing less-than-stellar USA defense. Americans were a 33-point favorite over Australia, and won by 33, after Aussies had game as close as six early in the third quarter.

3) Its rained hard Wednesday at Kiawah Island, site of this weekend’s PGA Championship, as remnants of a tropical storm pummel coastal area; cynical pundits have already dubbed this weekend The Pour at the Shore.

2) Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but in fact, there are 11,842 lakes in Jesse Ventura’s home state.

1) Glad to see FOX hired Mike Martz as an analyst on NFL games; can’t wait to see how he does on TV. Some of those production meetings during the week with other coaches could be interesting.

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