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08/22/2012 11:34 AM

MLB

Wednesday, August 22

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Wednesday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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STREAKING

Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers (12-8, 3.67)

Gallardo pitched seven innings of one-run ball Friday, scattering four hits during a convincing victory versus Philadelphia. He now has four consecutive quality starts, picking up the win in all four with a 1.88 ERA and 26:8 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 frames. The righty takes on the Cubs on Wednesday.

Kris Medlen, Atlanta Braves (4-1, 2.03)

Medlen tossed a five-hit shutout to earn his fourth win of the season Thursday. The right-hander has allowed just three runs in 25 2/3 innings with a 22:4 K:BB ratio since joining the starting rotation. He has a tough road start in Washington next time out.


SLUMPING

Anibal Sanchez, Detroit Tigers (6-10, 4.52)

Sanchez has struggled since joining the Tigers, posting a 7.97 ERA in four starts. The former Marlin has spent the past week with Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones to help work on his pitch location and keeping the ball low. He toes the rubber at home against the Blue Jays next.

Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels (15-3, 2.74)

Weaver got lit up Friday, surrendering a career-worst nine runs on eight hits to the Rays in a 12-3 defeat. The righty has suffered back-to-back losses for the first time this season and now must face his demons at Fenway Park. Weaver is 1-3 with a 7.16 ERA in 32 2/3 career innings pitched in Boston.


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08/22/2012 11:36 AM

MLB

Wednesday, August 22

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What bettors need to know: Giants at Dodgers
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San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (100, 6.5)

Even if San Francisco completes a three-game sweep of Los Angeles on Wednesday, the National League West race is likely headed for a photo finish. The teams have flip-flopped between first and second place three times in the last five days, with the Giants now 1 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers. After Wednesday’s series finale, the teams will meet six more times this season, including a season-ending three-game set at Chavez Ravine. The Dodgers have scored two runs on 11 hits in the first two games of the series, and they’ll face Cy Young award candidate Matt Cain in the finale.

The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a single in the ninth inning on Tuesday, but Andre Ethier’s struggles continued. Ethier went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday, and he’s hitless in his last 14 at-bats. San Francisco is 4-2 since losing outfielder Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension, and Angel Pagan appears determined to fill the void left by the disgraced slugger. Pagan had three hits on Tuesday and is 11-for-23 with three doubles, a triple and five runs over his last five games. With Tuesday’s win, the Giants improved to 5-0-1 in their six road series since the All-Star break.

TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, CSNBA (San Francisco), KCAL (Los Angeles)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Matt Cain (12-5, 2.90 ERA) vs. Dodgers LH Chris Capuano (11-8, 3.14)

Cain improved to 3-2 with a 3.61 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break after allowing one run over eight innings last Friday against the San Diego Padres. Cain is 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his last six starts against Los Angeles, including his outing on July 27 when he allowed three runs over seven innings.

Capuano has been sharp in his past three starts, including last Friday against the Atlanta Braves when he allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings. Capuano has gone 5-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 12 starts at Dodger Stadium this season. He’s 1-5 with a 5.00 ERA in 10 career games (six starts) against San Francisco.

TRENDS
*Giants are 6-1 in their last seven vs. National League West.
*Dodgers are 0-5 in Capuano's last five starts vs. National League West.
*Over is 9-1 in Giants' last 10 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
*Under is 5-0 in Dodgers' last five overall.

UMPIRE TRENDS- Chris Guccione
*Home team is 6-1 in Gucciones last seven games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
*Under is 4-1 in Gucciones last five Wednesday games behind home plate.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Giants are hitting .342 (67-for-196) with runners in scoring position this month, which is the highest average in the majors.

2. The Dodgers optioned RHP Javy Guerra to Triple-A Albuquerque and activated RHP Rubby De La Rosa from the 60-day disabled list

3. San Francisco is 47-16 (.746) when scoring first this season.

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cnotes Posts:24880 Followers:33
08/22/2012 11:37 AM

Wednesday's betting tips: Mariners hot at home

Weather to watch

The weather forecasts look promising for 15 games on the MLB slate today. Expect the retractable roof to be closed at Chase Field in Arizona, where there’s a 50 percent chance of precipitation this afternoon.

Who’s hot?

Felix Hernandez allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings in the first start following his perfect game to lead the Mariners to their seventh straight victory, beating the Indians 5-1 on Tuesday. Seattle, which has won 14 of its last 15 contests at Safeco Field, has not had an eight-game winning streak since June 23-July 1, 2007.

Who’s not?

The Tribe tries to avoid an eighth consecutive loss Wednesday. The Indians, who are 1-7 on their nine-game road trip, have lost 17 of 18 away from home and 20 of 24 overall.

Key stat

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew gained 47.7 percent of the team’s total yards last season, the highest percentage in the NFL.

Game of the day

New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox (-130, 8.5)

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Paul is expected to be out of action for approximately eight weeks, which means he would miss the majority of training camp and the preseason. He should be ready for the Clippers’ opener Oct. 31 against Memphis.

Notable quotable

“I’m going to make a prediction. If Roger throws well for the Skeeters, two or three outings, it wouldn’t surprise me if we saw him at Minute Maid (Park).” Nolan Ryan predicting Roger Clemens will be pitching for the Houston Astros in the near future. Clemens is making a comeback attempt at the age of 50 with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

Betting news and notes

-Baltimore starter Tommy Hunter is 14-4 with a 3.58 ERA in 30 career games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

-New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia declared himself ready to return to the rotation after a pain-free bullpen session on Tuesday. He could return Friday at Cleveland.

-Houston hasn’t won a series in an NL opponent’s park this season. The Astros are 12-49 on the road.

-The Giants are hitting .342 (67-for-196) with runners in scoring position this month, which is the highest average in the majors.

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08/22/2012 11:39 AM

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

13) Former big league pitcher Ron Darling is an excellent analyst on Mets’ telecasts; he was talking about the Little League World Series, how they have pitch counts but let kids throw curve balls; he estimated more than half the pitches in the game he saw were curves, which can screw up a young kid’s arm, if thrown too often or with poor mechanics. Doesn’t make sense to allow curves if you’re preaching safety by having a pitch count.

12) How ridiculously deep is LSU’s football program?

Houston Texans have a 5-foot-5 return man named Trindon Holliday who already has run both a punt and a kickoff back for TD’s this summer; he was on LSU’s football team for two years, but only got into one game, yet he’s run two kicks back for TD’s in NFL games, even if they were exhibition games. What an abundance of talent LSU has!!!

Holliday won an national title as part of LSU’s 4 x 100 relay team in 2008, so he may be short, but he’s fast as hell.

11) Stupid Scheduling 101: Eagles play Cleveland this Friday, then play the Browns in two weeks, in the season opener. Teams will show as little as possible to each other, so once again, fans paying full price are going to see a glorified scrimmage.

10) Red Sox fired pitching coach Bob McClure Monday; I have two thoughts, other than the obviou-- this isn't his fault!!!!
a) It is stupid to hire a manager, especially an experienced one, and not let him bring his own coaching staff with him.
b) From what I’ve read in the Boston papers, Bobby Valentine is a very bright guy who has almost no people skills. He doesn’t get along with many people. Wonder what the ESPN Sunday Night crew thought of him?

9) Former Colorado pitching coach Bob Apodaca was pitching coach when Valentine managed the Mets; he is rumored to be the Sox’ pitching coach if Valentine is around next March, which would make him Boston’s fifth pitching coach in 30 months.

8) I’m not inferring anything here, just reporting facts: Mariners were 42-55 when they traded Ichiro Suzuki, they’re 18-9 since then. Bronx Bombers are 15-13 since acquiring Suzuki; they were 59-38 before the trade.

7) NFL’s lawyers must be relieved to hear the San Diego County medical examiner say that Junior Seau had no brain damage from playing football. Someone online last week published a study that said former NFL players actually live longer than former baseball players. Interesting.

6) ESPN is doing an hour-long, all-access show on Ohio State football. Good exposure for (former ESPN employee) Urban Meyer’s program.

5) Eagles’ backup QB Nick Foles looked better Monday night than he ever did playing for the Arizona Wildcats. Andy Reid’s team does a superior job of coaching QB’s.

4) Not sure what motivated the A’s to announce their acquiring Stephen Drew during Monday night’s game, while a player he will be replacing on the roster was still playing in the game. Seemed insensitive; not like Drew is such a huge acquisition that it deemed an immediate announcement.

3) I’m amazed by the number people on Twitter who take pictures of their food and then post them; why do this?

2) According to people at LVH, hot plays for season over/under win totals are: Bears, over; Miami and New England, under.

1) If you have a gut feeling that the Super Bowl this year will be Jaguars-Vikings, you can get 10,000-1 odds on that online. I’m just sayin’……..

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cnotes Posts:24880 Followers:33
08/22/2012 11:48 AM

Wednesday, August 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Kansas City - 1:10 PM ET Kansas City +168 500
Tampa Bay - Over 7.5 500

Chi. Cubs - 2:10 PM ET Chi. Cubs +215 500
Milwaukee - Under 8 500

Minnesota - 3:35 PM ET Oakland -160 500
Oakland - Under 8.5 500

Cleveland - 3:40 PM ET Seattle -115 500
Seattle - Over 7.5 500

Miami - 3:40 PM ET Miami +149 500
Arizona - Under 10 500

Pittsburgh - 6:35 PM ET Pittsburgh -130 500
San Diego - Over 7.5 500


Be back later with evenings action.....GOOD LUCK !

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cnotes Posts:24880 Followers:33
08/22/2012 06:12 PM

Wednesday, August 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Toronto - 7:05 PM ET Detroit -185 500
Detroit - Under 9.5 500

Atlanta - 7:05 PM ET Washington +103 500
Washington - Over 7.5 500

Cincinnati - 7:05 PM ET Philadelphia -106 500
Philadelphia - Over 8.5 500

LA Angels - 7:10 PM ET LA Angels -118 500
Boston - Under 9 500

Colorado - 7:10 PM ET Colorado +154 500
NY Mets - Over 7.5 500

Baltimore - 8:05 PM ET Baltimore +183 500
Texas - Under 10 500

NY Yankees - 8:10 PM ET NY Yankees +117 500
Chi. White Sox - Under 8.5 500

Houston - 8:15 PM ET St. Louis -260 500
St. Louis - Under 7.5 500

Miami - 9:40 PM ET Miami +178 500
Arizona - Over 9.5 500

San Francisco - 10:10 PM ET San Francisco -105 500
LA Dodgers - Over 6.5 500

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cnotes Posts:24880 Followers:33
08/22/2012 06:12 PM

Wednesday, August 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Toronto - 7:05 PM ET Detroit -185 500
Detroit - Under 9.5 500

Atlanta - 7:05 PM ET Washington +103 500
Washington - Over 7.5 500

Cincinnati - 7:05 PM ET Philadelphia -106 500
Philadelphia - Over 8.5 500

LA Angels - 7:10 PM ET LA Angels -118 500
Boston - Under 9 500

Colorado - 7:10 PM ET Colorado +154 500
NY Mets - Over 7.5 500

Baltimore - 8:05 PM ET Baltimore +183 500
Texas - Under 10 500

NY Yankees - 8:10 PM ET NY Yankees +117 500
Chi. White Sox - Under 8.5 500

Houston - 8:15 PM ET St. Louis -260 500
St. Louis - Under 7.5 500

Miami - 9:40 PM ET Miami +178 500
Arizona - Over 9.5 500

San Francisco - 10:10 PM ET San Francisco -105 500
LA Dodgers - Over 6.5 500

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