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07/21/2012 10:04 AM


Saturday, July 21

Rangers at Angels: What bettors need to know

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels (+113, 8)

The Los Angeles Angels expect to make a run at catching Texas in the American League West - and their homefield dominance of the Rangers is a big reason for their increased confidence. The Angels look for their 11th straight victory over Texas at Angel Stadium on Saturday after opening the three-game set with a 6-1 victory. Los Angeles is five games behind Texas but will still face the Rangers 10 more times after this series concludes.

Angels rookie Mike Trout homered in the opener and has scored a run in 12 consecutive games. Only two AL rookies have ever had a better streak – Jake Powell of the 1935 Washington Senators and Don Lenhardt of the 1950 St. Louis Browns. Trout, who leads the AL with a .354 average, can also match the Angels’ franchise record, set by Jim Edmonds, who scored in 13 straight games in 1995. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre has four homers in 49 career at-bats against Los Angeles starter Ervin Santana.

TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers RH Yu Darvish (10-6, 3.96 ERA) vs. Angels RH Ervin Santana (4-9, 5.60)

Darvish has lost back-to-back starts after winning three consecutive outings. He was torched by the Seattle Mariners in his last start, allowing a season-worst seven runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Darvish has fanned 10 or more batters five times. He is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts against the Angels this season.

Santana hasn’t won since June 16 and is 0-2 with a 7.52 ERA over his last four starts. He took a no-decision against the Detroit Tigers in his last outing when he gave up four runs (two earned) and eight hits in six innings. Santana hasn’t faced Texas this season and is 12-9 with a 5.53 ERA in 24 career starts against the Rangers.


* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Los Angeles.
* Angels are 7-3 in Santanas last 10 home starts vs. Rangers.
* Angels are 1-4 in Santanas last five starts vs. Rangers.

UMP TRENDS - Gary Darling

* Over is 15-7-1 in Darlings last 23 games behind home plate.
* Home team is 10-1 in Darlings last 11 games behind home plate.


1. Texas 2B Ian Kinsler (.383 in 47 at-bats), SS Elvis Andrus (.355 in 31 at-bats) and 1B Michael Young (.351 and three homers in 74 at-bats) have all fared well against Santana.

2. Trout is 3-for-6 with a homer against Darvish, and is batting .400 in 14 career games against Texas.

3. The Rangers expect to activate C Yorvit Torrealba on Saturday. He has been away due to his wife giving birth to their daughter on Tuesday.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:32963 Followers:38
07/21/2012 10:05 AM


Saturday, July 21

Four MLB teams ready to blow up their rosters

We’ve come to the part of the MLB season in which struggling clubs begin eyeing the dynamite plunger and listening to their inner Wile E. Coyote.

Baseball bettors have already witnessed the Houston Astros’ self-imposed demolition, dealing longtime star Carlos Lee to Miami and sending pitchers J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter to the Blue Jays. At 34-59, it was just a matter of time before the Astros blew themselves up.

Houston isn't the only team looking to cut its losses on the 2012 season. Here are four other MLB clubs ready to blow up the roster and start looking ahead to 2013:

Records and stats as of Friday, July 20.

Philadelphia Phillies (41-52, -23.21 units)

The 2012 campaign couldn’t have gone any worse for Phillies bettors, and it might only get nastier if the team decides to pull the plug on its current roster. Mainstays like Jimmie Rollins, Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz have all been rumored traded bait, along with struggling ace Cliff Lee. Philadelphia is hoping to hang on to starter Cole Hamels, but nothing is written in stone. With an aging roster and consistent problems providing run support, the Phillies brass may wash their hands of their year’s squad and reload for 2013.

Miami Marlins (44-48, -11.00 units)

The 2012 season was supposed to be a fresh start for the Fish, with a new name, new ballpark and new talent. However, Miami has failed to live up those expectations and the front office is threatening to blow up the team if things don’t turn around - like right now. Hanley Ramirez and struggling closer Heath Bell have been talked about in a deal for Boston’s Carl Crawford and Giancarlo Stanton has shown up in rumors, with the team looking to sell the slugger while his stock is high.

Arizona Diamondbacks (44-48, -7.98 units)

Justin Upton is the hot commodity with the Red Sox and Pirates licking their chops over the talented outfielder. He’s not the only D-backs member being shopped around. Shortstop Stephen Drew, who returned from an ankle injury last month, has rumored suitors like the Tigers, who are also interested in third baseman Ryan Roberts. Arizona should know better than any team that it's not out of the race in the NL West after last year’s comeback. But it does seem like the D-backs are packing it in.

Chicago Cubs (38-53, -7.03 units)

We knew the Cubs were a project when Theo Epstein took the reins in the Windy City. Chicago has rightfully been the center of swirling trade rumors following the All-Star break, most of those centered around pitchers Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. The Cubbies may also deal Alfonso Soriano to a club looking for a big bat, like the Giants, and part ways with Bryan LaHair and Geovany Soto. Chicago is reportedly focused on getting back prospects for these moves.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:32963 Followers:38
07/21/2012 10:11 AM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

07/20/12 17-­13-­0 56.67% +­2030 Detail
07/19/12 12-­8-­0 60.00% +­1690 Detail
07/18/12 7-­7-­3 50.00% +­5 Detail
07/17/12 10-­14-­1 41.67% -­2455 Detail
07/16/12 8-­15-­1 34.78% -­4135 Detail
07/15/12 14-­14-­0 50.00% -­135 Detail
07/14/12 17-­13-­0 56.67% +­1590 Detail
07/13/12 15-­13-­2 53.57% +­455 Detail
07/08/12 18-­11-­1 62.07% +­3810 Detail
07/07/12 16-­13-­1 55.17% +­1155 Detail
07/06/12 17-­13-­0 56.67% +­1390 Detail
07/05/12 5-­15-­0 25.00% -­6175 Detail
07/04/12 16-­12-­0 57.14% +­2300 Detail
07/03/12 12-­18-­0 40.00% -­3155 Detail
07/02/12 13-­11-­0 54.17% +­305 Detail
07/01/12 13-­15-­1 46.43% -­860 Detail

Totals 210-­205-­10 50.60% -­2185


Saturday, July 21

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Atlanta - 1:05 PM ET Atlanta +107 500
Washington - Over 8 500

LA Dodgers - 1:10 PM ET LA Dodgers -121 500
NY Mets - Over 8.5 500

San Francisco - 4:05 PM ET San Francisco +122 500
Philadelphia - Over 7 500

Chi. White Sox - 4:05 PM ET Chi. White Sox -114 500
Detroit - Over 8.5 500

Texas - 4:05 PM ET LA Angels +114 500
LA Angels - Over 8 500

Baltimore - 7:05 PM ET Baltimore +139 500
Cleveland - Over 9 500

Atlanta - 7:05 PM ET Washington -113 500
Washington - Over 8.5 500

Miami - 7:05 PM ET Pittsburgh -130 500
Pittsburgh - Under 8 500

Toronto - 7:10 PM ET Boston -125 500
Boston - Under 10 500

Seattle - 7:10 PM ET Tampa Bay -148 500
Tampa Bay - Under 8 500

Minnesota - 7:10 PM ET Minnesota +119 500
Kansas City - Over 9.5 500

Milwaukee - 7:10 PM ET Milwaukee +101 500
Cincinnati - Over 8.5 500

Chi. Cubs - 7:15 PM ET Chi. Cubs +128 500
St. Louis - Over 8 500

Colorado - 8:35 PM ET San Diego +103 500
San Diego - Over 7 500

NY Yankees - 9:05 PM ET Oakland +114 500
Oakland - Under 7.5 500

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