We swept our final MLB card before the break, led by a Game of the Month (Triple Dime) winner on the Yankees. And off to a nice start out of the break with a big win last night on the Texas Rangers (78% MLB winning ticket run, overall).
I have a pair of MLB sides on Saturday, beginning with a Double Dime Blockbuster (5-1 this season) in afternoon action - then look to finish up strong with my next TRIPLE DIME *PERFECT-10!* And don't forget about the CFL! I'm testing a long term 36-22, 62% run with my RIVALRY WIPEOUT on Saturday!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON (4:05 PM ET)
I'm backing the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. The Cincinnati Reds captured round one in this important NL Central series last night. The Redbirds held a lead through six innings but the Reds scored 4 runs in the 7th and 8th innings combined and went on to a 5-3 win, helped out by a key Allen Craig throwing error in the 7th. Cardinal "Ace" Kyle Lohse takes the bump tonight. Yes, it looks odd as I type "Ace" and Lohse in the same sentence, but that is the case for the Cards in 2012. Lohse owns a 9-2 mark in 18 starts this season, sporting a fantastic 2.79 ERA & 1.08 WHIP. The veteran righty has been tremendous in 10 road starts this season - and he's had one of the hottest arms in the league over his last seven starts, allowing just 11 earned runs and 45 base runners in 49 1/3 innings of work. Lohse completely shut down Cincinnati in back-to-back starts against them earlier this season. Add in one start each against the Reds in 2010 and 2011 and Lohse owns a virtually untouchable 1.38 ERA & 0.92 WHIP in his last four starts against today's opponent. The Reds counter with Mike Leake today. The righthander has struggled at Great American this season saddled with a hefty 5.15 ERA and .301 BAA in eight starts. He's given up 8 HRs in 43 2/3 innings at home in 2012 for a poor 1.64 HRs allowed per 9 IP mark. He'll face a lineup that should include Lance Berkman. The Cardinals have been without Berkman for nearly two months and hope to have him back in a ballpark he absolutely loves. Berkman has hit 23 home runs in Cincinnati in his career. Having Berkman back would be a nice addition, but he could very well struggle while shaking off the rust. He's not the key to this play...Lohse and Leake are and I believe that's the difference maker in this one. I'm backing the slight underdog St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Thanks! GL! Scott Spreitzer.
Great call on the Under in last night's Dodgers game. BOL to you today.
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